Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
From those who elevated the instrument from a mere time-keeping role, to versatile pathfinders and visionary composers, these are the 50 best jazz bassists in history.
Think you know John Entwistle, Paul McCartney, Flea & Geddy Lee? Test your knowledge of top bass players with the uDiscover Bass Players Quiz. Hard but fun!