On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 12:01 +1000, Loki Davison wrote:
he actually plays a modified electric (but upright) bass, but still
worth listening to. for an introduction to the possibilities, check out
"Pendulum" or "The Colors of Morning". Pendulum is all solo, but
also Miroslav Vitous on ECM. on other labels he often played electric
bass guitar, but on ECM there's some gorgeous work on acoustic.
the bass player from Oregon can also be pretty inspirational, though he
sometimes fades away into the background.
and of course Ron Carter, who despite his ability to play electric bass
guitar with the best of the (well, almost), always insisted that
acoustic double bass had a quality that could never be replicated.
for something entirely different, check out "Ruby Vroom" by Soul
Coughing. an amazing sound (partly thanks to tom waits' producer tchad
blake) with the upright bass front and center in a
groovy/funky/psycho/rock/godKnowsWhat kind of setting. years ahead of
their time, and never really replicated.
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