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Recommended Listening


Norm,

If I was going to purchase one CD from each general style of music, what CDs would you recommend for each style (specifically with solid bass parts that well represent that style)?

Thanks and have a great day.

 

Brice


Hey Brice-

I unfortunately don’t have a comprehensive list for all general styles as you mentioned, but the following are a few projects off the top of my head* that I feel are extremely musical examples from their respective genres (or subgenres). You can use these as a springboard for your own explorations!

*NOTE TO FAQ READERS: Please don't send in any agitated, "How come your list doesn't include (fill in appropriate artist)??" emails! :^)

Rock:

  • Coldplay, X & Y
  • Rush, Permanent Waves
  • King’s X, Faith Hope Love

Funk:

  • Tower of Power, Tower of Power
  • Marcus Miller, The Sun Don’t Lie
  • James Brown: 40th Anniversary Collection

Jazz:

  • Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  • John Coltrane, A Love Supreme

Latin:

  • Anything by Paquito D'Rivera, Tito Puente, etc.

Reggae:

  • Anything by Bob Marley

African:

  • Jean Luc Ponty, Tchokola
  • Etienne Mbappe, Misiya
  • Paul Simon, Graceland

Pop/General:

  • Anything by The Beatles
  • Anything by Jonatha Brooke
  • Anything by Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Bass Player magazine has done a number of such lists that are much more thorough, and I encourage you to check them out.

Hope that helps!

Blessings- Norm

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