Less likely I'd listen to Dave Sanborn. He used to be great as side artist, but his solos sound same lulliby in all albums.
Never heard Berg and Sanborn duel though.
Have a nice record collection nearly 10k records and one of the similar highlights is album Nottinghillbillies with Mark Knophler. It simply humiliates CD with depth of bass. Aerial 10t that I use can be challenged with any bass with ease.
Also none talked about quality of recording of Gipsy Kings vinyls as well.
Hi Czarivey. If you like old Sanborn, remember this was recorded back in 1987, it's no lullaby-very hot jazz-rocking stuff. They not only have a ferocious "duel", they harmonize beautifully as well on this track. It also includes the luscious sound of a kalimba and features other top guys like Will Lee, Mike Stern, Don Grolnick, etc. Thanks for the Knofler and Gipsy Kings referrals.
And, I'm hoping this thread cold be much broader than just great bass recordings. Any special merit you've noticed from an artist that hasn't yet been discussed here.
My favorite Sanborn performance is on David Bowie's "David Live" from the 70's- not much jazz on that one.
Alto sax player Doug James is a fairly obscure artist who has great bass recordings. James used to play for roomful of Blues and has done a lot of session work with Duke Robillard. Try the title track off of James' solo disc "Blow Mr. Low" or "Dog Ate My Reed" from the same album.
"New York Stories" form one of my favorite guitar players, Danny Gatton, is not necessarily a bass workout, but it is a pristine recording nonetheless. Pour yourself a scotch, kick back and listen to "One For Lenny" if you want to impress your musically inclined friends and test your Vandies.
Bob Berg played sax with Horace Silver, if that helps. Tom Harrell played trumpet. Both fantastic players.
I was just always wondering why Dave switched suddenly gears in late 80's and still keeping in the same boring direction? He used to be rockin' indeed!
Dave Sanborn is a polarizing figure. One thing I remember was him hosting a music show in the 1980s called "Night Music"
. Check out the house band and the artist who appeared on the show. There was an interview with John Lurie who talked about his appearance on the show. Lurie admitted that he had preconceptions about Sanborn and was prepared to dislike him. After the show he said Sanborn was as open, honest and loving musician as he had ever worked with.
Thanks everyone. But this thread wasn't intended to be about David Sanborn. I was really hoping to get a listing of artists who had recorded something of special merit that Agon folks hadn't previously recognized - like Bob Berg's track "Kalimba". Anything else out there?
Here's one if u like Blues, try Ray Bailey "Bad Times, Sad Times" off his 1995 "Satan's Horn" album.
Sweet pick Ghost! ;^) Don is well known for playing on Zappa'a "Hot Rats", but also on John Mayall's "USA Union". Well worth a listen for sure.
Glenn Shambroom, jazz player of Bari and other saxes as well as guitar. Have his "Band Math" release with is very good.
Mano Negra is a crazy rock band with Latin flair with at least a couple of nice releases, "Puta's Fever" and "Casa Babylon".
Man - if you like rock you should check them out (from 70's). They had some very nice releases such as "Live at the Padget Rooms", "Christmas at the Patti", and my favorite "Maximum Darkness", with guest John Cipollina (ex-Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist). Great stuff!
Sorry, my last two posts were for special bands, not musicians. My bad. I'll try to stick to musicians from here on out ...
Dick Curless if you like twangy stuff. He has an awesome baritone voice for country type music. Check out his excellent "Traveling Through" release.
Check out Noro Morales. One I had is on original 1962 Tico records. Hard to find in nice condition but ones in great shape sound superb and performance can get you chills.
Jesse Edwin Davis
was a special talent. Best known for his work with Taj Mahal, but also worked with Dylan, various ex-Beatles solo projects, Leon Russell, Gene Clark, The Faces and Jackson Browne. Mick Jagger was going to have him replace Keith Richards for a Rolling Stones tour when Richards' drug use became problematic.