bass·ist | \ˈbā-sist \

Definition of bassist 

: a person who plays an acoustic or electric bass

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Because Grinnell is unavailable, fellow bassist Will Lyle will be playing bass with Lower Left at Friday’s album-release gig. George Varga,, "Lower Left's June 29 CD-release show to be held at same venue the trio recorded its CD," 28 June 2018 After almost refusing her bassist Mark Childers’ attempt to set her up with his friend, Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood agreed. Grace Gavilanes,, "Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher's Love Story in Photos," 10 July 2018 The Portland four-piece channel early postpunk, with Aubrey Hornor chanting dispassionately over Mason Crumley's wiry guitar and the jagged, spazzy grooves of bassist Bob Desaulniers and drummer Wiley Hickson. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Music / Post No Bills Stephen Malkmus addresses the politics of today while Portland band Lithics summon the postpunk of the past," 1 June 2018 Their bassist, Joey Burns, played guitar, mandolin, and cello, pretty much anything with strings. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Finding the Soundtrack to My Desert Life," 25 Apr. 2018 Coincidentally, Milliken is the author of an upcoming biography of late Cars bassist and vocalist Benjamin Orr. Michael Norman,, "Heart's Ann Wilson says she will induct The Moody Blues into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame," 27 Mar. 2018 Before meeting with a few audience members for handshakes and photos, Cosby sat in with the band, playing the drums and at one point bringing the 11-year-old son of the bassist on stage. Natalie Hope Mcdonald, The Cut, "Bill Cosby Does Surprise Stand-up at Philly Club," 22 Jan. 2018 The year after Duane Allman’s death in 1971, bassist Berry Oakley met his end in an eerily similar motorcycle accident, also in the band’s home base of Macon, Ga. Dan Deluca,, "Guitar great Dickey Betts on unretiring, mourning the Allman brothers, and why he'll always be a 'Ramblin' Man'," 12 July 2018 At the time of the live album’s recording, Lower Left’s lineup featured drummer (and veteran KSDS FM Jazz 88 DJ) Barry Farrar, pianist Mikan Zlatkovich and bassist Bill Andrews. George Varga,, "Lower Left's June 29 CD-release show to be held at same venue the trio recorded its CD," 28 June 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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

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