|Underrated On Sputnik; Bass Players|
Just following a trend.
|10||Kiss It Goodbye|
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
Thom Rushak; Another of those unknown hardcore bass players. His technical skill as a bass player is one that should demand more attention yet he still remains underrated which is a shame considering just how damn good he is.
What It Meant
Jimmy Yu; One of the more unknown bass players but he wrote some of the most iconic hardcore basslines of them all, several of which were pinched by other bands.
Roots To Branches
Steve Bailey; Fretless six-string wizard. Brilliant player even if fucks up his intonation at some points.
Andi Marchinii; One of the lesser known bass players in the metal community but I would argue one of the most proficient. Classy tone reminscient of Sean Malone with the skill to match. Check his work on this album to see what I mean.
|6||Al Di Meola|
Anthony Jackson; Everytime I see this album reviewed, everyone raves about the guitar playing and yet no one talks about the bass playing. Granted it isn't the main focus but I argue it's just as, if not even more, impressive than the guitar playing simply because what it takes many bass players to say with a hundred notes , Anthony does with it three or four. The man has an incredible sense of harmony and relies on a subtlety that far out-classes many of his contemporaries. One of the greats.
|5|| ||Don Cherry|
Charlie Hadan; He is a beast of a jazz bassist. Articulate and groovey even in the more atonal end of the jazz world, the man is a force to be reckoned with.
Harley Flannagan; Yeah this guy is a douche but is also one hell of a bassplayer. He's one of the few in hardcore/thrash who managed to stray away from the linear and unimaginative template of the genre(s).
|3|| ||Carles Benavent|
Aguita Que Corre
Carles Benavent; Amazing fretless player whose style is unique in the fact he uses a pick and fingers at the same time. Consequently there is an aggression in his work that is unusual within the flamenco world.
|2|| ||Ashes On Dust|
Ashes On Dust Volume 1
Jeff Schmidt; Probably has one of the most unique approaches to bass I've seen in recent years. His style revolves around a five-string reverse piccolo bass and he incorporates elements of folk, flamenco, post-rock etc. into highly technical but incredibly beautiful melodies.
Hear No Evil
Bill Laswell; The ambient Jaco Pastorius. Pretty much one of my favourite bass players purely because his approach is open-minded in terms of music in general. His back catalogue is proof of that.