Jean-Jacques Burnel names his 5 favorite bass albums

Jean-Jacques Burnel
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1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?

“The first bass-line that comes to mind is Noel Redding’s part in Hey Joe, which was the first one which I was conscious of trying to copy. It has a nice tone and it’s a lovely line which he played with perfect symmetry. I love simple, effective bass-lines: we used to have a little dig among ourselves in the band, saying, ‘Okay, let’s see if we can find the lowest number of notes which make a song recognizable’. And I always used to win.”

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