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Top 10 Jazz Bass Solos

Note: stay tuned over the coming months each of these “plain” lists is replaced with a full blog post with commentary on the items on the list (and, in some cases, the items that didn’t make the cut).

  1. Jimmy Blanton: “Mr. J.B. Blues” from Never No Lament: The Blanton Webster Band by Duke Ellington (and other compilations)
  2. Ron Carter: “Epistrophy” from Peg Leg
  3. Red Mitchell: “Hey Mr. Mumbles, What Did You Say?” from To Duke and Basie by Mitchell and Clark Terry
  4. Paul Chambers: “Dear Old Stockholm” from ‘Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
  5. Milt Hinton: “Slap Happy” from Old Man Time
  6. Scott LaFaro: “Gloria’s Step” from Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans
  7. Charles Mingus: “Cryin’ Blues” from Blues And Roots
  8. Ray Brown: “In The Open Court” from Magical Trio 2 by James Williams
  9. Charlie Haden: “Bebop” from Wanton Spirit by Kenny Barron
  10. Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen: “Oleo” from Chops with Joe Pass

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