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Are These the Ten Best Jazz Bassists Ever?

This Denver Westword Blog of the ten best jazz bassists of all time is obviously open to large disputes. Everyone on this list is unquestionably deserving, but should electric bassists like Jaco Pastorius and Victor Wooten be on a list of predominately acoustic jazz bassists? The approach and role of the electric bass in most forms of jazz is similar, but still quite different. And where’s Jimmy Blanton or Christian McBride? Anyway, it’s fun with great examples.

-Michael Cuscuna

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