Jasper Høiby: 5 perfect jazz basslines you should hear

Ivo Neame, Jasper Hoiby and Anton Eger of the band Phronesis perform at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho as part of the Sounds of Denmark Festival on September 17, 2016 in London, England
(Image credit: Photo by Andy Sheppard/Redferns)

Very much part of Europe’s fine double bass lineage, alongside the likes of Eberhard Weber, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Dave Holland, Danish bassist Jasper Høiby has forged an impeccable career as both a leader and sideman in jazz.

While he has worked with many leading jazz musicians including Mark Guiliana and Julian Arguelles, his latest trio, Jasper Høiby's Planet B, is part of a wider approach to improvisation, embracing electronic soundscapes and thought-provoking samples from activists like Ram Dass and Grace Lee Boggs.

"Planet B is a conversation about who we are as people today, how we exist in relation to each other, and where we want to go from here," says Jasper." At this point in time it's got to be about more than making music for music's sake." 

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Nick Wells

Nick Wells was the Editor of Bass Guitar magazine from 2009 to 2011, before making strides into the world of Artist Relations with Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Guitars. He's also the producer of bass-centric documentaries, Walking the Changes and Beneath the Bassline, as well as Production Manager and Artist Liaison for ScottsBassLessons. In his free time, you'll find him jumping around his bedroom to Kool & The Gang while hammering the life out of his P-Bass.