Heck of a bass playerJuly 29, 2021 Tim WorstallMusic16 Comments I’m told The Times will have their view for tomorrow…… previousIt’s the lying, the lyingnextAs the Swedish pointed out 16 thoughts on “Heck of a bass player” The Meissen Bison July 29, 2021 at 11:42 am Jaco Pastorius is the bass player to end all bass players. Dennis, Who Probably Just Offended Someone, Somewhere July 29, 2021 at 12:28 pm For jazz, yes. John Entwhistle is the bass player to end all bass players when it come to rock. ZZTop was a fine band, and a lot of fun. What struck me is the fact the original trio played together for 50 years. What other rock band lasted 20 years with its original lineup? Andrew C July 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm Billy Gibbons is pretty good as a guitarist. I have a lot of ZZ Top albums, including most of the pre – Eliminator stuff. Andrew C July 29, 2021 at 12:37 pm Jazz Old stuff is OK but I think modern jazz might sound better if the band members could all play the same song at the same time. Dennis, He of Refined Taste July 29, 2021 at 12:45 pm Andrew C – Nothing finer than Miles Davis during his electric years. Check out Bitches Brew, On The Corner (and the sessions), Jack Johnson (and the sessions), and just about anything by the Miles Davis Quintet. All of it is pure gold. The Meissen Bison July 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm Dennis: John Entwhistle is the bass player to end all bass players when it come to rock. Yes, didn’t he start out as a French horn player? I seem to remember and early Who album when he actually played Fr Horn. BraveFart July 29, 2021 at 12:56 pm Tal Wilkenfeld It helps that she balances her delicious boob on the bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TaNayM_BRQ Bernie G. July 29, 2021 at 1:38 pm Backdrop to my early Houston years (’70s), though I never got to see them live until their Afterburner tour (London ’86). DocBud July 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm Ronnie Lane was peerless. Dennis, Musicologist to the Gods July 29, 2021 at 2:42 pm Actually, I think Entwhistle started on the piano, moved to French Horn, and then to bass. He stated that playing the piano helped train his fingers to reach, which allowed him to do some of the things he did. Dennis, He of Refined Taste July 29, 2021 at 2:45 pm Tal Wilkenfeld If she had my good looks you’d have never heard of her. Plus, she plays with Jeff Beck, which always has to be considered a lapse in judgment. DocBud July 29, 2021 at 3:15 pm Gerry McAvoy deserves a shout out, Rory Gallagher’s bass player for his entire solo career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlEfyMoR49M Rev. Spooner July 29, 2021 at 5:14 pm I am sufficiently shallow to find it most amusing that Frank Beard is the member of ZZ Top without a beard. Come on! It’s a BIT funny… SadButMadLad July 29, 2021 at 7:05 pm @BraveFart – so that’s why guitars are shaped as they are. Will July 30, 2021 at 10:16 am I saw them live aeons ago as a support act and it was pretty clear from the calls for an encore that this was a pretty special band with a great future. Thankfully, we have a great recorded archive, but they were close to unsurpassable live. Smithy July 30, 2021 at 5:59 pm Jack Bruce anybody? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.