Who's a good jazz bassist?

I'm taking a break from rock for a bit. Who are some very very good bassists who are very good at jazz?

Update:

Oh and if you were just wondering, I listen to classic rock. Not the crap today they calls rock music.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    My dad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo60Z0kRT4o

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6P0pQT10Lw

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m66IMY_IERY

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    Jaco Pastorious is the best

    Stanley Clarke

    Charles Mingus

    Marcus miller

    christian mcbride

    paul chambers

    avishai cohen

    brian bromberg

    richard bona

    dave holland

    ray brown

    ron carter

    If you didn't know Fleas influence is jazz so you can still listen to rock like their songs Hump d Bump, Rollercoaster, Higher Ground...also look for Incubus old songs like Hilikus and Azwethinkweiz which are funky and have jazz styled bass lines.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dave Holland, Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, Major Holly Jr., Willie Dixon (blues), Flavio Ciancariallo (sp?), Ron Carter, Reggie Garrison, Slam Stewart, Niels-Henig Orsted Pedersen, Charlie Haden to mention a few. I stuck to upright bass players.

    Millions of electric bassists so I'll let others handle that.

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  • Teaim
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    1 decade ago

    My favorite bass player, at the moment, is Richard Davis. He is the most creative bassist I have heard. I suggest that you hear him on the Booker Ervin albums called the Freedom Book and The Space Book. He is really great on those albums, in my opinion.

    PS-This music is a good break from rock. Most rock is kind of boring compare to it. Again, my little opinion.

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  • 3 years ago

    Charles Mingus is an somewhat influential jazz bass participant and his stuff is comparatively straightforward. reliable place to start is the track greater perfect Get It on your Soul - in case you could cope with the extraordinary time signature. Paul Chambers is properly worth finding out too, particularly his fiddling with Miles Davis on style of Blue. returned, particularly straightforward stuff (by using jazz standards) and interior the draw close of a learner. reliable success Paul

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  • KatGuy
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    1 decade ago

    If you're asking for famous people, here are some: Charlie Haden, Scott LaFaro, and Ron Carter.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Off the top of my head, Eddie Gomez , Charles Mingus. If you are talking electric .... Darryl Jones did a lot of jazz/fusion

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  • 1 decade ago

    Milt Hinton.

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  • 1 decade ago

    for double bass : Ron Carter,Ray Brown, Neils Orsted-Pederson (not sure if I spelt his name right ; they usually just called him NOP)

    for bass guitar : Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten

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  • Mingus, I agree...Stanley Clark too

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jim Kale of the Canadian band, The Guess Who .

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