10 bass players you should know

Check out these bass players. Their creative musical contribution can not be underestimated. Knowing the names of great musicians might come in handy when confronted with that old misconception that women who have not been publicly credited, have not existed or their art was of little importance.


Ten brilliant bass players in alphabetic order. For more info click on their name.


Carol Kaye

Too much to mention


Esperanza Spalding

Fusion, to name a thing


Gail Ann Dorsey

David Bowie among others


Kim Gorden

Sonic Youth and beyond


Meshell Ndegeocello

All over the place


Nicole Fiorentino

Smashing Pumpkins and such


Rhonda Smith

Chaka Khan, Prince, Jeff Beck


Suzy Quatro

Glam rock, to name a thing


Tal Wilkenfeld

Herbie Hancock and the like


Tina Wymouth

Talking Heads and what not


Reminder: anytime you hear a not yet known bass player, never underestimate what she might come up with.

Madelief van Vlijmen -Wendelmoet Session song- Q-factory, Amsterdam (photo@vanReinout)




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