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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wall View Post
    Jonas Hellborg...
    Good... was seeing if someone mentioned him. Top notch.

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    I'm sure we've had a list like this before, and as before, my favourite player, Kev Hopper, is missing. But seeing as a couple of you list Percy Jones, here's a long interview with Percy that Kev Hopper did recently: http://basschat.co.uk/topic/264067-p...chat-may-2015/

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    Lots of greats mentioned, and most of my faves, it would seem.

    One missing, unless I just breezed by him is Pete Trewavas.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Personal favourites:

    Colin Moulding
    Mark Bedford
    Phillipe Boussonnet
    Tom Fowler
    Andy Rourke

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts were a marvellous rhythm section. They have that groove and play in a totally locked-in way. Listen to 'Under My Thumb' or 'Miss You'- it's like they are joined at the hip!
    Yes they are. A few years back, Ben Waters recorded a tribute to Ian Stewart and the Stones did one song. The parts were recorded separately and Wyman was brought back for a one off recording with the band and you would never know he had been away. They did a cover of Dylan's "Watching the River Flow". It sounded great and even though they were never in the same room, Wyman and Watts were in that groove you talk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    Hugh Hopper
    The two most inspirational bass players to my life both died of leukemia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    Phillipe Boussonnet
    When speaking of current bass players in "prog" plus (way) beyond, Bussonnet stands heads and shoulders above most dudes and IMO is challenged only by a gal, the awesome Ellen Andrea Wang (of Pixel, SynKoke, White Willow and much more).
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    We have others to mention: The inimitable John Glascock. The wizard: James Jamerson. The amazing Tal Wilkenfeld. Arthur Barrow and Tom Fowler from Zappa land. Joe Lester of Intronaut. And ofcourse Charles Mingus. But Lester is great

    What about Antoine from spaced out? Or my brother from another mother and bass virtuoso William Kopecky? The sweet, melodic thunder from John Galgano of Izz? And let's not firget mike keneally's compadre, the ridiculously awesome Brian Beller? to name but a few...

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    Some of my favorites have not been mentioned yet:

    Jimmy Johnson
    Gary Willis
    Dominique Di Piazza
    Dave LaRue
    Tom Kennedy
    John Patitucci
    Nico Assumpcao
    Mathew Garrison

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    No Pride added my faves that weren't yet listed.....everyone of those guys is a monster. In particular, the last three are my biggest latter-day influences.

    Some lesser-known names that all serious bass lovers should check out: Damien Erskine. Evan Marien. Janek Gwizdala. Adam Nitti. Alain Caron. Dave Carpenter, no longer with us, RIP. Avishai Cohen on upright and electric. Bill Laswell is hugely influential. Skuli Sverrissen, one my my personal faves. Brian Bromberg. Bryan Beller, eh? Bunny Brunel....

    I could go on....

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    Herbie Flowers
    Derek Forbes

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    Quote Originally Posted by klothos View Post
    What?!? No mention of Louis Johnson (RIP) or Marcus Miller or Victor Wooten? <headscratch> Wassamatta? You dont like slap players?


    <----------- forte is slap bass
    He did mention Doug Rauch who was the original double thumber and a pioneer and innovator as Larry Graham is.

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    Colin Moulding
    Andy Rourke
    Oh yeah, I love Moulding's melodic bass lines and he was a good songwriter too. Rourke totally locked in with Mike Joyce, they were a big part of The Smith's musical success.
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    Rourke's baselines have this lovely baroque quality to them which, with Johnny Marr's arpeggiated and chiming guitar lines, made such lovely shapes.

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    has Tetsuo Sakurai been mentioned yet?

    a total monster on electric Bass
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Must mention Mitsuru Nasuno(Altered States et al).

    Monster chops, lyrical touch...all the gifts.
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    one unsung bassist who could play so many different styles of music (including Prog of course) is Fudgie Kae
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Colin Hodgkinson...interesting mix of jazz, funk and blues influences in his playing.A distinctive chordal and fingerpicking approach back then.

    a few other favourites or good players i've listened to recently that i didn't notice mentioned.

    Nick Greenwood
    Tim Wheatley
    Jim Richardson
    Tiran Porter
    Kenny Gradney
    Fred Beckmeier
    Rod Hicks
    Wilbur Bascomb
    Geezer Butler
    Andy Fraser
    Ric Grech...he's a bit stiff\bland at times, but i'll put him in for Weavers Answer alone.
    Leo Lyons
    Chris Hillman
    Ken Forssi....not as technically able as many others mentioned in this thread, but his lines often grab me.
    Larry "mole" Taylor
    "Skeet" Curtis
    "boogie" Mosson
    Greg Ridley
    Clive Chaman
    Tim Bogert...doesn't seem to get mentioned as much as the great Lesh and Casady when talking about the most creative American rock Bassists of the Psych era, and understandably so considering Fudge were less successful and oft maligned(which for half of the first album and the beat goes on i can kind of understand), but his playing at that point was as interesting as both imo.

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    Oh, man, good call on Tetsuo Sakurai!

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    Colin Hodgkinson was conspicuously absent before Watanabe's post IMO


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    Leland Sklar......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pekka View Post
    He did mention Doug Rauch who was the original double thumber and a pioneer and innovator as Larry Graham is.
    Actually, the guy most known for slapping back then was Ike Turner....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    Dave LaRue

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