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« on: October 09, 2008, 12:08:56 PM »

I figured this would make a nice compaion piece to the guitarist thread.  Plus, I'm a bass player myself.   TeddyR

Anyway: I figured I would kick things off with who I consider to be the greatest bass player to ever walk the face of the earth:

1) JACO PASTORIUS  (Weather Report, solo)

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 12:10:35 PM »

2.) Flea - RHCP
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 12:12:43 PM »

3)  TONY LEVIN  (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Liquid Tension Experiment, solo)

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 01:21:24 PM »

JOHN PAUL JONES   
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 03:02:18 PM »

Shoot, I was afraid this would happen.  I can only think of about 4 or 5 bass players who impress me, and 2 have already been named.

But you can't leave out

5. Ron Carter



A key member of Miles Davis' "second great quintet".  I saw him play with Javon Jackson at Sweet Basil's in NYC in the late 1990's, one of the great musical experiences of my life.  I was about 5 feet away from Ron.  He soloed for about 2 or 3 minutes on one song, though it seemed much longer because I kept expecting him to run out of ideas, and he'd manage to come up with something new.

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.  This appears to be from the same time period I saw him live.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 03:08:31 PM »

6) D.D. Verni - Overkill

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 04:22:57 PM »

7) Larry Graham - Graham Central Station

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 04:25:23 PM »

Probably the most honored living bassist: PAUL McCARTNEY 
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 04:26:14 PM »

9. John McVie - Fleetwood Mac

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 04:34:41 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 04:39:17 PM »

11. Rudy Sarzo

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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2008, 05:02:39 PM »

12)  GEDDY LEE   (Rush)
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2008, 05:03:50 PM »

13)  CHRIS SQUIRE   (Yes, ABWH)


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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 05:07:19 PM »

14)  STEVE HARRIS  (Iron Maiden)
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 05:14:38 PM »

15. Billy Sheehan

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