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The IIB Bass Sampler - Volume 2

Damian Erskine - Trios
Damian Erskine - "Spain"

Damian Erskine - Bass
Ramsey Embick - Piano; Reinhardt Melz - Drums; Israel Annoh - Percussion
Release Date - 2007
Record Label - Notnek Music
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John Flitcraft - Graphic
John Flitcraft - "Digging Out"

John Flitcraft - Bass
Jeff Miley - Guitar
Steve Holmes - Drums
Release Date - 2005
Record Label - Flitcraft Music
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Stuart Hamm - Live Stu X 2
Stuart Hamm - "Outbound"

Stuart Hamm - Bass
Jude Gold - Guitar; John Mader - Drums; John Seppala - Keyboards
Release Date - 2007
Record Label - Ubik Musik
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Steve Jenkins - Mad Science
Steve Jenkins - "Merkaba"

Steve Jenkins - Bass
Tony Escapa - Drums, Percussion
Dan Brantigan - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Release Date - 2004
Record Label - Jenkadelic Productions
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Bernhard Lackner - Those Days
Bernhard Lackner - "We Try To Fly"

Bernhard Lackner - Bass
Scott Bernhard - Guitar; Blair Masters - Keyboard; Derico Watson - Drums
Release Date - 2006
Record Label - Bernhard Lackner Music
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Jonni Lightfoot - Blu
Jonni Lightfoot - "Flutterbys"

Jonni Lightfoot - Solo Piccolo Bass Guitar
Release Date - 2006
Record Label - DreamAttik Productions
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Joseph Patrick Moore - Decade 1996 - 2005
Joseph Patrick Moore - "Mystery"

Joseph Patrick Moore - Bass
Buzz Amato - Programming; Al Smith - Keys; Jon Chalden - Drums; Emrah Kotan - Percussion; Al McSpadden - EWI
Release Date - 2006
Record Label - Blue Canoe Records
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Brady Muckelroy - Brady Muckelroy Live
Brady Muckelroy - "Love Song For The Mountains"

Brady Muckelroy - Solo Bass Guitar
Release Date - 2004
Record Label - Brady Muckelroy Records
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Jeff Schmidt - Outré
Jeff Schmidt - "Satori"

Jeff Schmidt - Solo Bass Guitar
Release Date - 2007
Record Label - Jeff Schmidt Music
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Chris Tarry - Sorry To Be Strange
Chris Tarry - "There Was One"

Chris Tarry - Bass
Pete McCann - Guitar; Kelly Jefferson - Saxophone; Dan Weiss - Drums; Jon Cowherd - Piano
Release Date - 2006
Record Label - Cellar Live
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The IIB Bass Sampler - Volume 1

Chuck Bianchi - Dreaming Out Loud
Chuck Bianchi - "December"

Chuck Bianchi - Solo Bass Guitar
Release Date - 2002
Record Label - Dreaming Out Loud Music
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Yves Carbonne - Carbonne - Di Piazza - Manring
Carbonne - Di Piazza - Manring - "Holy Spirit"

Yves Carbonne - Solo Bass Guitar
Release Date - 2005
Record Label - Yves Carbonne Music
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David Hughes - Swoosh
David Hughes - "Swoosh"

David Hughes - Bass, Keyboards, Programming
Release Date - 2003
Record Label - ABZ Music
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Todd Johnson - Get Happy
Todd Johnson - "Goin' Home"

Todd Johnson - Electric Bass
Kristin Korb - Acoustic Upright Bass
Kendall Kay - Drums
Release Date - 2004
Record Label - GraceBase Productions
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Tom Kennedy - Suede Shoes
Tom Kennedy - "Suede Shoes"

Tom Kennedy - Electric Bass & Acoustic Upright Bass
Kara Baldus - Keyboard
Miles Vandiver - Drums
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Michael Manring - Soliloquy
Michael Manring - "I Left America"

Michael Manring - Solo Acoustic Bass Guitar
Release Date - 2005
Record Label - Manthing Music
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Marcus Miller - The Ozell Tapes
Marcus Miller - "3 Deuces"

Marcus Miller - Bass
Poogie Bell - Drums; Dean Brown - Guitar; Roger Byam - Sax; Bruce Flowers - Keyboards; Michael Stewart - Trumpet
Release Date - 2002
Record Label - 3 Deuces Records
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Adam Nitti - Balance
Adam Nitti - "Skitzo"

Adam Nitti - Bass & Keyboard
Bill Hart - Guitar; Tom Knight - Drums; Sam Skelton - Sax
Release Date - 2001
Record Label - Renaissance Man
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Ray Riendeau - Enlightenment
Ray Riendeau - "Living For The City"

Ray Riendeau - Bass
Jesse McGuire - Trumpet; Ted Belledin - Saxophone; Joe Morris - Cajon, Shakers & Tamborine
Release Date - 2001
Record Label - Groove Theory Records
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Norm Stockton - Pondering The Sushi
Norm Stockton - "The Race"

Norm Stockton - Bass
Rod Lincoln - Drums & Loops; Steve Laury - Guitar; Scott Wilkie - Keyboards; Larry Williams - Trumpet
Release Date - 2001
Record Label - Stocktones Music
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Gerald Veasley - Live At The Jazz Base!
Gerald Veasley - "On The Fast Track"

Gerald Veasley - Bass; Chris Farr - Saxophone; Will Brock - Keys; Peter Kuzma - Organ; Eric Greene - Drums; Pablo Batista - Percussion; Matt Cappy - Trumpet; Jeff Bradshaw - Trombone
Release Date - 2005
Record Label - Heads Up
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Gary Willis - Bent
Gary Willis - "Hipmotize"

Gary Willis - Bass
Dennis Chambers - Drums; Scott Kinsey - Keyboards; Steve Tavaglione - EWI
Release Date - 1998
Record Label - Alchemy Records
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