VariousThe Bass

Label:Impulse! – ASY-9284
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation


A1Jimmy Blanton With Duke EllingtonPlucked Again
Written-ByDuke Ellington
A2Oscar Pettiford With Lucky ThompsonTricrotism And The Plain But Simple Truth
GuitarSkeeter Best
Written-ByOscar Pettiford
A3Oscar Pettiford With Lucky ThompsonThe Plain But Simple Truth
GuitarSkeeter Best
Written-ByLucky Thompson
A4Ray Brown With Milt JacksonThe Very Thought Of You
DrumsDick Berk
PianoMonty Alexander
Written-ByRay Noble
B1Charles Mingus And His Orchestra*II B.S.
Alto SaxophoneEric Dolphy
Baritone SaxophoneJerome Richardson
DrumsWalter Perkins
PianoJaki Byard
Tenor SaxophoneBooker Ervin, Dick Hafer
TromboneBritt Woodman
Written-ByCharles Mingus
B2Paul Chambers (3) With Oliver NelsonTeenie's Blues
Alto SaxophoneEric Dolphy
Baritone SaxophoneGeorge Barrow
DrumsRoy Haynes
PianoBill Evans
TrumpetFreddie Hubbard
Written-ByOliver Nelson
B3Scott La Faro* With Bill EvansGloria's Step
DrumsPaul Motian
Written-ByScott La Faro*
C1Milt Hinton With Clark TerryJazz Conversations
Alto SaxophonePhil Woods
DrumsWalter Perkins
PianoRoger Kellaway
Tenor SaxophoneBen Webster
Written-ByBob Hammer, Stanley Clayton
C2George Duvivier With Shelly ManneThe Sicks Of Us
VibraphoneEddie Costa
C3Jimmy Garrison With John ColtraneSong Of Praise
DrumsElvin Jones
PianoMcCoy Tyner
Written-ByJohn Coltrane
D1Henry Grimes With Roy HaynesLong Wharf
Alto Saxophone [Stritch]Roland Kirk
PianoTommy Flanagan
Written-ByRoy Haynes
D2Charlie Haden And The Libertion Music OrchestraSong For Che
ClarinetPerry Robinson
FluteDon Cherry
GuitarSam Brown (2)
HornBob Northern*
PercussionPaul Motian
SaxophoneDewey Redman
TambourineCarla Bley
Tenor SaxophoneGato Barbieri
TromboneRoswell Rudd
TrumpetMike Mantler*
Written-ByCharlie Haden
D3Sirone With Dewey RedmanWalls - Bridges
CelloJane Robertson
DrumsEddie Moore
PercussionDanny Johnson (10)
TrumpetTed Daniel
Written-ByDewey Redman
E1Reggie Workman With Archie SheppSyeeda's Song Flute
Alto SaxophoneJohn Tchicai
DrumsCharles Moffett
FlugelhornAlan Shorter
TromboneRoswell Rudd
Written-ByJohn Coltrane
E2Ron Carter With Archie SheppSophisticated Lady
DrumsRon Haynes
Written-ByDuke Ellington
E3Stanley Clarke And Cecil McBee With Pharoah SandersBlack Unity, Part Two
F1Richard Davis (2) And Elvin JonesSummertime
F2David Izenzon With Archie SheppThe Chased
DrumsJ.C. Moses
Written-ByArchie Shepp
F3Cecil McBee With Pharoah SandersLove
Written-ByCecil McBee

Companies, etc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
The Bass (Box Set, Compilation, Promo, 3×LP, Compilation)Impulse!ASY-9284-3US1974
New Submission
The Bass (Box Set, , 3×LP, Compilation, Reissue)MCA Records, Impulse!ASY-9284-3US1979


  • jordanclipboard's avatar
    i agree with the last poster, this box set is unbelievably and unexpectedly good. i didnt think anything of it when i picked it up in the $2 bin. the cover almost makes it appear like it's some magazine club box set of early jazz. i didn't even read the cover or line ups. All around probably the best jazz compilation I've ever listened to. And yeah, it sounds great too.
    • keefy6's avatar
      Entirely unexpected the quality of reference in performance, artists represented, and sound quality. This is an exceptional box set, of which I usually avoid due to my own preconceptions of said sound quality..however entirely proven wrong. Most cuts engineered by RVG.

      Upright acoustic bass in my opinion, is a litmus test to evaluate any well assembled 2-channel analog setup. This is true reference.
      • Doctor_of_Jazz's avatar
        Anyone know if there are other Impluse editions which focus on an instrument, besides Bass, Drums, Saxophone?



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