Notable Bassists

Here are some upright bassists that are considered influential and/or innovative. It is not a comprehensive list, but a continuously growing list.

Notable Upright Bassists (In Alphabetical Order)

Ray Brown
Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, many others
http://www.npr.org/programs/jazzprofiles/archive/brown_ray.html

Ron Carter
Gil Evans, Dexter Gordon, B.B King, Tommy Flanagan, Eric Dolphy, many others
www.roncarter.net

Paul Chambers
Miles Davis, Wynton Kelly
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=12455

John Clayton
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Count Basie, Monty Alexander
www.johnclaytonjazz.com

Eddie Gomez
Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespe, John Coltrane
eddiegomez.com

Dave Holland
Dave Holland Band (Various), Miles Davis, Joe Lovano
www.daveholland.com

Scott LaFaro
Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton
http://www.scottlafaro.com/

Cecil McBee
Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Andrew Hill
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=9207

Charles Mingus
Mingus Bands (Various)
www.mingusmingusmingus.com

Red Mitchell
Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Herb Ellis, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Kenny Barron, Hank Jones, Bill Mays, Warne Marsh, Jimmy Rowles, Phil Woods
www.redmitchell.com

Gary Peacock
Keith Jarrett, Albert Ayler, Miles Davis, Bill Evans
Gary’s Myspace Page

Lonnie Plaxico
Dexter Gordon, Cassandra Wilson, Hank Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine
http://www.lonnieplaxico.com

Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson (NHOP)
Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Kenny Drew
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=10189

Rufus Reed

Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Eddie Harris, Akira Tana, Many Others
www.rufusreid.com


Contemporary Notable Bassists

Carlos Henriquez
Danilo Perez, Wynton Marsalis
http://www.jalc.org/concerts/artist209.asp?PersonID=243

Robert Hurst
Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti
http://www.roberthurst.com/

Marc Johnson
Eliane Elias (wife), Lyle Mays, Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, Bill Evans
http://www.ejn.it/mus/johnson.htm

Christian McBride
Christian McBride Bands (Various), Freddie Hubbard, Diana Krall, Chick Corea
www.christianmcbride.com

John Patitucci

Chick Corea, Solo Performances
www.johnpatitucci.com

Eric Revis

Branford Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts
http://www.ericrevis.com/

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