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The Low-Down with Nick Tipping

Honouring the bass players and composers who have given us the best riffs ever, from Handel to Queen

Playlist

The Low-Down Part 1: Great Bass Lines

HANDEL: Allegro ma non troppo from the Concerto a Due Cori No. 2, HWV 333 - Tafelmusik Baroque Orch/Jean Lamon (Sony Classical 63073)

BRENNAN, WAITS, WAITS: Come on Up to the House - Sarah Jarosz (SUGAR HILL 914049)

METHENY: So May It Secretly Begin - Pat Metheny Group (Geffen Records 24145)

ANON: La Perra Mora - Rolf Lislevand Ensemble (ECM #2088)

RACHMANINOV: Praise the Lord, O my soul from the All-night Vigil - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi #907384)

TRINITY ROOTS: Beautiful People - Trinity Roots (TRINITY ROOTS 610069)

SAMPSON, BLACK: For Today - Netherworld Dancing Toys (VIRGIN
VSNZ 102)

ALTMAN: All or Nothing at All - Kurt Rosenwinkel (gtr), Avishai Cohen (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums) (Fresh Sound New Talent #016)

The Low-Down Part 2: Great Bass Players

ELLINGTON: Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio (VERVE 821724)

Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Elevation of Love - E.S.T. / Esbjörn Svensson Trio (EST #436)

MINGUS: Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Charles Mingus (Atlantic #7567813362)

Green, Heyman, Sour: Cuerpo y Alma (Body & Soul)  - Esperanza Spalding (HEADS UP hucd 3140)

MAYER: Come When I Call - John Mayer,  (Columbia #8869722665)

Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster: The Shadow of Your Smile - Eddie Harris (sax), Ron Carter (Bass), Cedar Walton (pno), Billy Higgins (drums) (Rhino #8122715152)

The Low-Down Part 2: Great Bass Players

ELLINGTON: Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio (VERVE 821724)

Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Elevation of Love - E.S.T. / Esbjörn Svensson Trio (EST #436)

MINGUS: Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Charles Mingus (Atlantic #7567813362)

Green, Heyman, Sour: Cuerpo y Alma (Body & Soul)  - Esperanza Spalding (HEADS UP hucd 3140)

MAYER: Come When I Call - John Mayer,  (Columbia #8869722665)

Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster: The Shadow of Your Smile - Eddie Harris (sax), Ron Carter (Bass), Cedar Walton (pno), Billy Higgins (drums) (Rhino #8122715152)

The Low-Down Part 4: Monsters of the Deep

MEYER: Concert duo, The Prequel - Joshua Bell (vln), Edgar Meyer (bass) (Sony
SK 60864)

WOOTEN: Amazing Grace - Victor Wooten (bass) (Hudson Music)

ELLINGTON: Solitude - Ron Carter (bass), Christian McBride (bass), Don Byron (cl), Geri Allen (pno), Victor Lewis (drums) (VERVE 529554)

PASTORIUS: Portrait of Tracy - Jaco Pastorius (bass) (SONY 772009)

BROMBERG: Blue Bossa - Brian Bromberg (KING 488)

Clapton/Jennings: Tears in Heaven - Jeff Berlin (bass) (Denon 18043)

MAUNICK/CRAMPTON: Jacob’s Ladder - Incognito (Verve 5280002)

GARCIA-FONS: Berimbas - Renaud Garcia-Fons Trio (Justin Time / Enja #JENJ 3325)

The Low-Down Part 5: Great Riffs

SCARBOROUGH/WITHERS: Lovely Day - Bill Withers (COLUMBIA 986647)

SHABALALA/SIMON: Diamonds on the Soles - Paul Simon (SONY 919841)

YOUNG: Stella by Starlight - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Pladecompagniet 481362-2)

WONDER: I Wish - Stevie Wonder (Motown 530029)

HOLLAND: Prime Directive - Dave Holland Quintet (ECM 1865 038 505)

DEACON: Another one bites the dust – Queen (ELEKTRA964513)

DOBBYN & HERBS: Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn & Herbs (CBS450468)

BELL/JONES: Every day will be a holiday - Holly Cole Trio (Blue Note 7811982)

The Low Down
Photo of bass by Squeezyboy

During Summer Sonic, Monday 6 to Friday 10 January 2014