The Hank Jones Trio Featuring Joe Wilder - How High The Moon
Joe Wilder (tp), Hank Jones (p), Wendell Marshall (b),Kenny Clarke (ds)
Sonny Clark - Softly As in A Morning Sunrise
Sonny Clark Trio (1957)
Sonny Rollins - Blue 7
From Saxophone Colossus (1956, Prestige PRLP 7079)
An eleven minute long thematic development of a blues.The album Saxophone Colossus is regarded as the milestone by Rollins. Remarkable is how Rollins and drummer Max Roach make back and forth with each others ideas in solos and comping.
- Sonny Rollins, ts
- Tommy Flanagan, p
- Max Roach, dr
- Doug Watkins, b
Another great bass player from Detroit. Doug Watkins and Paul Chambers were best friends from high school until Doug’s untimely death in 1962.
NPR Jazz Profile
Oscar Pettiford: “The Bird of the Bass”
Listening to this NPR feature on this titan of the bass — close to an hour of distilled Pettiford brilliance — made my week. If you haven’t reflected lately on Pettiford’s place in the development of modern jazz, hear what Ray Brown, Christian McBride have to say about him; and better still, let OP nail it, again and again My advice: set aside a little more time, because, as I did, you might end up listening to this again.
Herbie Hancock “Watermelon Man” Live at Java Jazz Festival 2012
Miles Davis - So what
A Genius on the trumpet
Miles Davis — Trumpet
George Coleman — Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Hancock — Piano
Ron Carter — Double Bass
Tony Williams — Drums
Thunder Walk - George Benson (Giblet Gravy, 1968)
George Benson - Guitar
Herbie Hancock - Piano
Ron Carter - Bass
Billy Cobham - Drums
Johnny Pacheco - Congas
Sonny Rollins—“Blessing In Disguise”
East Broadway Run Down (Impulse! 1966).
Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones! (I’ll tell you a little secret, just between us: I like Sonny Rollins better than John Coltrane.)
Hank Mobley—“Dig Dis”
Soul Station (Blue Note 1960).
Bassists are the backbone to any soul and funk track and the bassline has always ruled the dancefloor and we want to celebrate this with a bassline top 10 in soul and funk music
I’m sure we will find more tracks with awesome basslines.Will be continued….
- Captain Buckles - David Newman…