bass·​ist | \ ˈbā-sist \

Definition of bassist

: a person who plays an acoustic or electric bass

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During concerts, Garner did not share song lists with his bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin. WSJ, "‘Nightconcert’ by Erroll Garner Review: A Little Midnight Music," 14 Aug. 2018 The group featured bassist Gene Stoffel, drummer Art Kile and pianist Pete Jolly, the only member of the trio to achieve national prominence. George Varga,, "Guitar giant Barney Kessel shines on new/old live album, 14 years after his death at the age of 80," 17 May 2018 Saxophonist Steve Coleman embodies his book’s forward-leaning attitude and intellectual rigor, bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding its open-minded yet knowing positivity. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘Playing Changes’ Review: No Longer Wrestling With Ghosts," 16 Aug. 2018 To promote the show, bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby Draws Skullz drew up some artwork that included graphic imagery of the White House on fire and the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial cracked and breaking. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Pearl Jam shares poster depicting Trump's corpse and a burning White House," 15 Aug. 2018 But expect Ric Ocasek and company to pay proper tribute to their former bassist. Troy L. Smith,, "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2018: 10 things to love (and hate)," 13 Apr. 2018 Stuart Sutcliffe was the original bassist for the Beatles. Jaya Saxena, GQ, "Q: Why Do People Love Trivia So Much?," 15 Feb. 2018 In the time since The Verge conducted this interview, bassist Sage has amicably left the group. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "What’s In Your Bag, The Regrettes?," 5 Nov. 2018 The indie-rock talent released a handful of solo sets under his own name and as Instruments of Science & Technology beginning in 2005 and toured with The Shins from 2011-2016 and performed as the touring bassist for The Black Keys in 2014. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Richard Swift's Cause of Death Revealed In Family Statement," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of bassist

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bassist was in 1863

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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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