#1
I need to get back in the bass game, but I want to focus on funk and jazz.. Do you know of any good stuff I could learn, like the first funkier half of this little jam by wooten http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suaH-NJm12U

and jazzy like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqIT6ghfEws

bands or songs or whatever, just as they're not generic or boring as hell as I have put the bass down a lot recently because what I was learning was just.. boring.
#5
Thanks guys, these are brilliant Additionally I'd like to get into some jazz 3 way stuff, like, drums bass and piano, or some variation of that, but predominantly funk or jazz stuff whatsb een posted so far, and the one by black dub and mark king really impressed me!
#7
One of my favorite songs is Tower of Power's "What is hip"... it's not super flashy but damn is Rocco Prestia can get down on some funk. Nobody plays ghosted 1/16th notes like Rocco!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puY2_cRLMbQ

Another one of my favorites is Stevei Wonders "For once in my life"... Jamerson was one heck of a Jazz bassist, and even though he created his own sound... which turned out to be the Motown sound, he always stayed pretty close to his Jazz roots!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bAliqnJMGI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND-iW51idC0

I don't think these are exactly what your looking for, but hopefully you'll enjoy them too
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#9
Quote by Fingerboy18
Jazz Fusion:

Guthrie Govan


As much of a fan of Govan as I am, his music definitely isn't what you look at when you thnk "Jazz bass".

Seth Govan is a good bassist, but it's not really shown on Erotic Cakes or Live at the Basement, which are the only records of Govan's available.
#10
Quote by Punk_Ninja
As much of a fan of Govan as I am, his music definitely isn't what you look at when you thnk "Jazz bass".

Seth Govan is a good bassist, but it's not really shown on Erotic Cakes or Live at the Basement, which are the only records of Govan's available.


True, but the bass lines are really neat if you can pick them out.
#11
purchase "standing in the shadows of
Motown" (the book). read. play.

for jazz I would start with rob gourlays "walking in the footsteps of ..." series and play the lines along with the source recordings listed in the back.

I also recommend walking bassics by Ed fuqua. and I'd also recommend (for bass solos) the bass tradition by todd coolman. haven't used it myself yet but I hear good things.

ultimately the best thing for jazz is to learn by ear off the record. jazz is an art based on listening and hearing.
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Last edited by primusfan at Apr 17, 2011,