RE: off topic: bass players
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: October 10, 2000 04:50PM

I am not a player. I used to play a little bit of piano and drums and could read music when I was young... which was years and years ago ! My dad used to be a jazz bass player in Switzerland.

I fell in love with bass playing when I heard Neil on "Come ANd Get It". I had never heard such a melodic and at the same time powerful but fine bass playing before. I started digging everything Neil did and the more I discovered the multiple faces of his talent the more I got addicted to his playing. Neil's an amazing musician and a fantastic guy. He can play everything. I had the chance to witness this when he invited me to attend a SAS gig in Geneva (w/Chris Thompson and the late Paul Young amongst others) and heard him play songs from ABBA, Stevie Wonder, Mike And The Mechanics or The Rolling Stones. Of course, he's not the only one like this but he's, to me, so different than the other players. I may be a bit subjective though because we became friends and meet once or twice a year.

Another bass player who kills me (another buddy as well...) is Neil Stubenhaus, the famous session musician. This guy is great too ! I saw him playing with Karizma in April (and will see him again on 26 October as Karizma - Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta and David Garfield - will tour Europe in October) and Stubidoo is a killer !

Billy Sheehan is probably one of the very few "chops guys" that I really like because he plays with feeling and for the songs. His work with Mr. Big is fantastic and I really respect him. He knows when to get wild and when to play with finesse. And he's great to see live !

Barry Sparks..... I'm ashamed... I've never heard a single note played by him... Peter Bietenholz told me many times how brilliant this guy was but the bands he's been playing with are not always my cup of tea... but I will check him out.

Other bass players I dig.... Leland Sklar, Abraham Laboriel, Tommy Caradonna, Nathan East, Marcel Jacob (w/Talisman), Magnum's Wally Lowe, Pat Metheny's Steve Rodby, Pink Cream 69's Dennis Ward, Marco Mendoza, Tower of Power's Rocco Prestia, etc.

Cheers. Laurent

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RE: John West / Cozy Powell info + opinions wanted 119 Nick Green 10/09/2000 01:45AM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell info + opinions wanted 124 Carl 10/09/2000 05:08AM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell info + opinions wanted 125 Laurent 10/09/2000 06:36PM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell info + opinions wanted 113Jake10/09/2000 10:42PM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell, more q´s than a´s! 108Steve, Denmark10/09/2000 10:52PM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell, more q´s than a´s! 127 Jake 10/10/2000 01:15AM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell, more q´s than a´s! 121 Laurent 10/10/2000 01:20AM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell, more q´s than a´s! 118 Carl 10/10/2000 02:30AM
RE: John West, journeyman 143Steve, Denmark10/10/2000 06:37AM
RE: John West, journeyman 116 Carl 10/10/2000 08:15AM
RE: off topic: bass players 105Steve, Denmark10/10/2000 06:47AM
RE: off topic: bass players117 Laurent 10/10/2000 04:50PM
RE: off topic: bass players 114 Carl 10/11/2000 02:16AM
RE: off topic: bass players 113 Laurent 10/11/2000 04:53PM
RE: off topic: bass players 117 Jake 10/12/2000 01:29AM
RE: off topic: bass players 90 Laurent 10/12/2000 05:30PM
RE: John West / Cozy Powell, more q´s than a´s! 110 Nick Green 10/12/2000 05:34AM
Thanks Nick! np 107Steve, Denmark10/12/2000 05:08PM


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