Stuart Hamm on 5 of his best bass albums

Stuart Hamm
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The accomplished bassist, composer, and educator Stuart Hamm came to prominence through his work with Joe Satriani in the mid-’80s, both live and on record. The New Orleans-born bassist had met Satriani through Steve Vai while at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

Hamm is noted for his fusion and classical influences, and is a master of technique. Whether he is slapping, doing double-handed tapping, playing chordal work, using harmonics, or even pursuing a polyphonic approach, a Hamm bassline is unlike anybody else’s. 

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