I play bass, mostly metal but i wanted to try some jazz. I hate the saxophone so anything with that is an automatic no, I prefer jazz with mostly guitar.

Can you give me some names??
This is a no brainer. Definitely listen to:

Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life

But I also love....

Pat Metheny - Question and Answer
Last edited by roushsn95 at Oct 17, 2013,
For jazz, check out these guys: Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Andreas Öberg, Jimmy Rosenberg, Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, Jim Hall, Jody Fisher, Grant Green, Angelo DeBarre, Joscho Stephan, The Rosenberg Trio.

For Jazz-Fusion check out these guys: Scott Henderson, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Allen Hinds, Steve Khan, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Alex Machacek, Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, Hiram Bullock, Larry Carlton, Brett Garsed, The Aristocrats, John Scofield.
Fusion and jazz musician, a fan of most music.

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Check out Vulfpeck. Holy shit. And as a bassist, you will love them. They're like funk/blues/jazz and if they don't become famous there is no hope in our world.


Check them out on YouTube as well. Live performances that are very well filmed and the audio sounds amazing! Honestly, these guys are the shit
As a bass player, the first Jazz/fusion artist you should check out is Jaco Pastorius. Essential.
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