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Who said...?

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by WingedWords, Jan 17, 2021.

Who said...?

Poll closed Jan 24, 2021.
  1. Tom Jenkinson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Jack Bruce

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Jaco Pastorius

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Julian Bream

    8 vote(s)
    50.0%
  5. Philip Glass

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. WingedWords

    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    "I think the electric bass guitar is the invention of the century, at least as far as musical instruments go. Now this is a really good sound, and for my ears a true bass instrument, and in good hands it has a flexibility that is quite amazing. I feel sure there's a great future for the electric bass guitar, and not least as a modern symphonic instrument."

    Answer next Sunday.
     
  2. strat a various

    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    No idea.
    But, Julian Bream's hobby was playing Jazz guitar.
     
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  3. Addnine

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    Sounds like Jack Bruce, but it applies to Jaco.
     
  4. Richie Cunningham

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    I went with Glass. Trust your gut instinct.
     
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  5. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I voted for Tom Jenkinson because I've never heard of him, and I don't think any of those other folks would have said that.
     
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  6. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    I have no idea, so I didn't even cast a "guess".....but......"modern symphonic instrument"???????
    Like ALL innovations, the electric bass is both a blessing and a curse. While there have been many talented (and even virtuosic) bassists, there have been an equal or greater number of players that have no business having access to AC current. If more of them would try to emulate the sound of their predecessor, the upright, acoustic bass, they would be much better musicians. Now, this is a very broad generalization, of course, but more appropriate than many would think, at least until mulling it over.
    Bassists!.....don't be afraid to try it! ;)
     
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  7. Ed Driscoll

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    Hey, it changed the world!

    [​IMG]

    (This book is a great read for anyone with at least a passing interest in the electric bass, by the way.)
     
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    Bream
     
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  9. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Silver Supporter

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    We have to wait a whole week for the answer?
     
  10. WingedWords

    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    I'll post the answer when any interest tails off.
     
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  11. Deeve

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    Jack Bruce or Lenny Bruce?
    ;)
    I'm sending this QQQ to bud who just retired from faculty @ Univ WA as an upright bass professor.

    Google led me to an attribution; I'll see next week if it was correct.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I voted for Jack Bruce because I remember in old interviews he mentioned flexibility in regard to electric basses. I'm probably wrong Jack Bruce was so great I voted for him anyway.
     
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  13. WingedWords

    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, it was Julian Bream in 1982, quoted in Tony Palmer's book about him, Life on the Road. He had no time for the electric guitar though.

    I don't mind a bit of bass flash, electric or acoustic, but I must admit that as time has gone on I've enjoyed players like James Jamerson more and more. Back in the 60s Jack Bruce was the first bassist I ever noticed and I still love to hear him.

    Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher is an electronic composer/performer who knows his way around a bass - but I do wish he'd slow down a bit.
     
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  14. WingedWords

    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    Double post deleted.
     
  15. ctmullins

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    Dang, I was hoping it was Glass!
     
  16. WingedWords

    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    Me too...
     
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