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#41 zenwalk

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:11 PM

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:23 AM

From the 1940's Frank DiNunzi from Lancaster PA... yes I had to look it up.  Hang in or skip to 1:18.  Never messed with stand up, but I have set my Jazz straight up on a table to see what it felt like. 

 


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:26 PM

I am impressed that you are familiar with Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen.

Me too!

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James Jamerson

 

James Jamerson, who began his career playing upright bass, adopted the Fender Precision Bass, an electric instrument, in 1962, and played both acoustic and electric bass on many Motown recordings. Jamerson would usually play the acoustic bass for the ensemble take and then dub the same part on electric bass afterward. He was praised for being so precise a player that listeners cannot tell right away that two basses are on the recording.

He was the uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s and early 1970s (Motown did not list session musician credits on their releases until 1971) and is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. As a session musician he played on 30 Billboard #1 hits, as well as over 70 R&B #1 hits, more than any other bass player in both categories.

In 2011, Jamerson ranked third in The "20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists" in Paste magazine.

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Other Favorite Bassists:

 

Jooney Booth (McCoy Tyner)
Jack Bruce (Cream)
Ron Carter (Miles Davis)
Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever)
Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic)
B. B. Dickerson (War)
Roy Estrada (Frank Zappa, Little Feat, Captain Beefheart)
Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone, Graham Central Station, Betty Davis)
Sam Jones (Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Cedar Walton)
Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, David Sanborn)
Charles Mingus
Jaco Pastorius (Pat Metheny, Weather Report, Joni Mitchell)
John Patitucci (Chick Corea)
Lonnie Plaxico (Wynton Marsalis)
George Porter, Jr. (The Meters)
Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad)
Miroslav Vitous (Weather Report)
Joe Walsh (The James Gang)
Buster Williams (Herbie Hancock)
Victor Wooten (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:54 PM

Me too!

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James Jamerson

 

James Jamerson, who began his career playing upright bass, adopted the Fender Precision Bass, an electric instrument, in 1962, and played both acoustic and electric bass on many Motown recordings. Jamerson would usually play the acoustic bass for the ensemble take and then dub the same part on electric bass afterward. He was praised for being so precise a player that listeners cannot tell right away that two basses are on the recording.

He was the uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s and early 1970s (Motown did not list session musician credits on their releases until 1971) and is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. As a session musician he played on 30 Billboard #1 hits, as well as over 70 R&B #1 hits, more than any other bass player in both categories.

In 2011, Jamerson ranked third in The "20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists" in Paste magazine.

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Other Favorite Bassists:

 

Jooney Booth (McCoy Tyner)
Jack Bruce (Cream)
Ron Carter (Miles Davis)
Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever)
Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic)
B. B. Dickerson (War)
Roy Estrada (Frank Zappa, Little Feat, Captain Beefheart)
Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone, Graham Central Station, Betty Davis)
Sam Jones (Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Cedar Walton)
Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, David Sanborn)
Charles Mingus
Jaco Pastorius (Pat Metheny, Weather Report, Joni Mitchell)
John Patitucci (Chick Corea)
Lonnie Plaxico (Wynton Marsalis)
George Porter, Jr. (The Meters)
Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad)
Miroslav Vitous (Weather Report)
Joe Walsh (The James Gang)
Buster Williams (Herbie Hancock)
Victor Wooten (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)

 

I would like to add Paul Chambers.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:03 PM

I would like to add Paul Chambers.

A gross oversight on my part. Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones were a Boss rhythm section.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 12:38 PM

I met miroslav in Colorado and took him trout fishing!

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:28 PM

From the 1940's Frank DiNunzi from Lancaster PA... yes I had to look it up.  Hang in or skip to 1:18.  Never messed with stand up, but I have set my Jazz straight up on a table to see what it felt like. 

 

That's slap bass.  They worked for their money then and they work for their money now.  I have a Fender Jaco fretless and that is exhausting enough to play. A double bass would kill me. 


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 07:05 PM

That's slap bass.  They worked for their money then and they work for their money now.  I have a Fender Jaco fretless and that is exhausting enough to play. A double bass would kill me. 

I want one (DB) bad if for no other reason to sit in the corner of the living room. Had a Michael Kelly acoustic fiver fret less for awhile.  Just didn't put the time in to play it properly. 


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:05 AM

Ted's on Center St probably has an interior decorator DB.  I see they haven't burned to the ground and are still open.

I probably wouldn't have hung with a fretless either but the neck on mine (carbon) was such a relief from the karpal tunnel inducing neck of my fretted jazz bass knockoff it was hard to go back.  


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:08 AM

I see them on Craigslist all the time. Five hundred to five thousand.  One day...


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:22 AM

I met miroslav in Colorado and took him trout fishing!

What, no Richard Brautigan?


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:35 PM

Ted's on Center St probably has an interior decorator DB.  I see they haven't burned to the ground and are still open. 

Ted's still open...!

 

Has to be one of the oldest non-chain businesses in Baltimore (at least).


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 09:31 AM

What, no Richard Brautigan?


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 02:45 PM

Ted's still open...!

 

Has to be one of the oldest non-chain businesses in Baltimore (at least).

Yes, I was very surprised to see them still there too.  They had a fire a few decades ago I thought had finally put them out of business. 


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:04 PM

A gross oversight on my part. Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones were a Boss rhythm section.



I saw Ray Brown perform on a jazz cruise in the early '90s. He was very dependable bass player.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:59 PM

Another gross oversight. Without looking, I think he worked with Oscar Peterson for a while. Brown was cited quite often by Vernon Welsh and Benny Kearse, who hosted the Left Bank Jazz Society's Saturday evening broadcast on WBJC radio (from Baltimore Junior College aka Community College Of Baltimore).


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:25 AM

Another gross oversight. Without looking, I think he worked with Oscar Peterson for a while. Brown was cited quite often by Vernon Welsh and Benny Kearse, who hosted the Left Bank Jazz Society's Saturday evening broadcast on WBJC radio (from Baltimore Junior College aka Community College Of Baltimore).

 

That WBJC show brings back memories. I used to also listen to Benny Kearse hosting the LBJS show on Saturday nights on WBJC when I was a teenager. Back then, the LBJS had shows every Sunday at the old Famous Ballroom on Charles Street. They had some major musicians performing there back then. I was too young to attend those shows, but I was faithful listener of the Saturday night show.



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 10:09 AM

Do not try this at home!

 


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 02:55 PM

Get to know Tal Wilkenfeld, the Australian bass sensation who opens for The Who
 
 
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Posted 11 March 2016 - 04:48 PM

 

Get to know Tal Wilkenfeld, the Australian bass sensation who opens for The Who
 
 
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I know of her well.  Jeff Beck's road bassist.


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