bass·​ist | \ ˈbā-sist How to pronounce bassist (audio) \

Definition of bassist

: a person who plays an acoustic or electric bass

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Recent Examples on the Web A dozen years later, guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons invited Frehley and Criss back into the band and revived the legendary makeup and costumes. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "Elton John and Kiss are coming back once again to say farewell to the Twin Cities," 13 Nov. 2019 Drummer Steve Gorman, of the Black Crowes, convened this band with bassist/vocalist Nick Govrik. John Adamian,, "Roots rock band Trigger Hippy, with Black Crowes’ drummer Steve Gorman and singer Amber Woodhouse, playing Infinity Hall," 1 Nov. 2019 Larry Junstrom, a founding member of southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and longtime bassist for the band .38 Special, has died at the age of 70. Jordan Runtagh,, "Lynyrd Skynyrd Founding Bassist Larry Junstrom Dead at 70," 7 Oct. 2019 Born July 17, 1963, and raised in Orange County, Shattuck had learned the art of performance a few years earlier as bassist for the Pandoras. Los Angeles Times, "Kim Shattuck, punk rock insurgent who fronted the Muffs, dies," 4 Oct. 2019 Back in 2011, Midón joined forces with another West African jazz star, delivering a thrilling set at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Cameroonian bassist/vocalist Richard Bona. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "Raul Midón, Lionel Loueke bring special bond to SF Bay Area shows," 14 June 2019 Seafair initially formed in 2012, with singer-keyboardist Chayla Hope, drummer Ryan Kelly, guitarist Michael Flaherty, bassist Joshua Riehl, cellist Tara Hanish and violinist Andrea Belding. Anne Nickoloff,, "Seafair resurfaces with new violinist and new music: Live at the Cleveland Sessions," 21 Feb. 2018 As Cream was imploding, Clapton formed his next supergroup, Blind Faith, with bassist Ric Grech and singer Stevie Winwood, and Mr. Baker attached himself uninvited. Andrew Marton, Washington Post, "Ginger Baker, rock drumming colossus of Cream, dies at 80," 6 Oct. 2019 As Cream was imploding, Clapton formed his next supergroup, Blind Faith, with bassist Ric Grech and singer Stevie Winwood, and Baker attached himself uninvited. cleveland, "Ginger Baker, rock drumming legend of Cream, dies at 80," 6 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bassist

1863, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2019

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“Bassist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of bassist

music : a person who plays a double bass or a bass guitar

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