bassist

noun
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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Then, the other founding members hit the stage, joined by bassist Jack Bates (whose dad is Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order), guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Katie Cole on a variety of instruments and harmonies. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Smashing Pumpkins launch 2018 reunion tour in Phoenix with 3-hour show," 13 July 2018 Sadly, the classic ‘Q lineup — pianist Terry Adams, bassist Joey Spampinato, guitarist Al Anderson and drummer Tom Ardolino (RIP) — is a thing of the past. Michael Hamad, courant.com, "The Big E Posted Its 2018 Music Lineup, And It's Pretty Good," 15 June 2018 Michael Wiebell is the bassist for Yorlets’ band, Carverton. Travis Loller, The Seattle Times, "Loved ones remember Nashville musician killed in robbery," 11 Feb. 2019 In his 20s, O’Rourke was the bassist in a punk band. Laura Mcgann, Vox, "Gillum 2020?," 7 Nov. 2018 Another featured a portrait of Sonic Youth bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Kim Gordon, uploaded on Prince’s own account. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "How to use Instagram like an appropriation artist," 18 Oct. 2018 His wingman through all those changes was always bassist Joseph Pope III, his best friend from back home in Hermann, about an hour and a half west of St. Louis. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Soul survivor Nathaniel Rateliff’s big break was a long time coming," 6 June 2018 Rage Against the Machine Bassist Climbs the Scaffolding While Limp Bizkit were celebrating their win for Best Rock Video in 2000, bassist Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine climbed onto the VMA stage’s sculpture to protest his band’s loss. Patricia Garcia, Vogue, "The 11 Most Shocking MTV VMA Moments of All Time," 20 Aug. 2018 Davis will be joined by trombonist Tom Garling, pianist Rob Clearfield, bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Jay Sawyer. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "From Bernstein to Broadway to Latin jazz," 12 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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bassist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bassist

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

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