From the Bottom: Breaking Down Flea’s Top 3 Favorite Bass Lines

Flea tweeted his top three favorite bass lines a few weeks ago, and I’m here to share his picks and break down each one. His list includes some iconic synth, electric, and upright bass lines.

I’ll also talk about why it’s so important to follow your hero’s musical diet if you want to play like they do!

Paul Thompson has been playing bass professionally for over 30 years, including recording and touring stints with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Recent playing credits include Bob Reynolds, John Pizzarelli, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and Bob James, among others. Currently, he can be seen playing in and around the Pittsburgh, PA area with the THOTH Trio, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and many other musicians in the city's rich Jazz community. An educator of over 25 years, Paul currently teaches Jazz Bass at Duquesne University, West Virginia University, and his alma mater, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Performing Arts School.

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