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    Posted: July 11 2019 at 14:21
Could be the last crappy thread like this? Just curious what your thoughts are

1. Ray Shulman (Gentle Giant)
2. Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats)
3. Jeffrey Hamond (Tull)
4. Dave Hope (Kansas)
5. Pete Trewavas (Marllion, Transatlantic)


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John Myung (Dream Theater)
Lee Sklar (Billy Cobham, session player)
Pete Trewavas (Marllion, Transatlantic)
Dave Hope (Kansas)
John Glascock (Jethro Tull)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2019 at 17:06
Appears that we have similar picks.

Cheers mate
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Richard Bona (Pat Metheny Group, Zawinul Syndicate, Mike Stern)
Bunny Brunel (CAB, Patrick Moraz)
Randy Jackson (the same from American Idol) - (Jean-Luc Ponty)
Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock and The Head Hunters)
John Patitucci (Chick Corea Elektric Band)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2019 at 18:21
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Appears that we have similar picks.

Cheers mate

Yeah, but you've got one I'm not really familiar with. So I've got some new lis'nin' to do.  Thanks.

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"Yeah, but you've got one I'm not really familiar with. So" I've got some new lis'nin' to do.  Thanks."



May I suggest Bryan's album "Thanks in Advance". Or The Aristocrats " Culture Clash".





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Helmut Hattler (Kraan, Guru Guru, Tab Two)
Gerald Luciano Hartwig (Embryo, Guru Guru, Karthago, Roman Bunka)
Patrice Congas (Christian Boulé)
Curtis Robertson Jr. (Steve Hillage, Randy Crawford)
Peter Kühmstedt (Guru Guru)


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Lee Sklar and Randy Jackson — good calls.

Trevor Horn is also an excellent bassist. But I’m not sure he’s rated at all, never mind underrated.

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Originally posted by patrickq patrickq wrote:

Lee Sklar and Randy Jackson — good calls.

Trevor Horn is also an excellent bassist. But I’m not sure he’s rated at all, never mind underrated.

Speaking of not even rated, the best I've heard is John Turner of the obscure prog group Lord Only.  Dude totally kills.  

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Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:


"Yeah, but you've got one I'm not really familiar with. So" I've got some new lis'nin' to do.  Thanks."



May I suggest Bryan's album "Thanks in Advance". Or The Aristocrats " Culture Clash".




Good stuff there.  Thanks for the recommendations.  I see Bryan also has some instructional videos.
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Greg Lake is very much underrated (ELP gets trashed on PA for some reason).  

Ray Bennett of Flash, Gary Strater of Starcastle and Jon Camp of Renaissance were masters of the Rickenbacker.  

Mike Howlett of Gong always played some great licks. 

The late, great Lothar Meid of Amon Duul II is a longtime favorite. 
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2. John Jowitt (Arena, IQ)
3. Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett , Steven Wilson , The Mute Gods)
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In no particular order:
Greg Lake (ELP, King Crimson)
Colin Hodgkinson (Back Door)
Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster) who played the bass lines on Hammond organ pedals
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Lee Jackson (the Nice, Jackson Heights)

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Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

In no particular order:
Greg Lake (ELP, King Crimson)
Colin Hodgkinson (Back Door)
Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster) who played the bass lines on Hammond organ pedals
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Lee Jackson (the Nice, Jackson Heights)

 

Yep Lee Jackson , completely forgot about him . Really great bassist and not mentioned nearly enough.

Didn't know that about Vince Crane.

Back Door - Mid seventies Jazz Rock band?  I seem to remember that Carl Palmer had some involvement with this band and I'm not sure but I think some of the band may have featured on the track Bullfrog from ELP's Works Vol 2 album.
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

In no particular order:
Greg Lake (ELP, King Crimson)
Colin Hodgkinson (Back Door)
Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster) who played the bass lines on Hammond organ pedals
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Lee Jackson (the Nice, Jackson Heights)

 

Yep Lee Jackson , completely forgot about him . Really great bassist and not mentioned nearly enough.

Didn't know that about Vince Crane.

Back Door - Mid seventies Jazz Rock band?  I seem to remember that Carl Palmer had some involvement with this band and I'm not sure but I think some of the band may have featured on the track Bullfrog from ELP's Works Vol 2 album.


The first two Back Door albums are essential British fusion in my book and yes, Ron Aspery (sax) and Colin Hodgkinson (bass) both play on the stellar Bullfrog track from Works Volume 2 (I've always wondered who contributed the keys/synths as they certainly don't sound anything like Keith) Carl Palmer produced Back Door's 4th album from 1976 (Activate) but it's erm... a bit sh*t.
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Greg Lake is very much underrated (ELP gets trashed on PA for some reason).
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I think ELP gets plenty of props. But when I trash them, the reason is usually that their music can be overblown. I mean, who ever heard of prog rock being pretentious?
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