John Giblin (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Simple Minds)
An extended range, pocket / melodic fretted/fretless/upright UK studio ace, John Giblin’s genre traversing bass artistry spans generations. His work on stage and on record includes notable array of artists and seminal sides, as compiled by Know Your Bass Player Com reader Xavier Padilla.
Eric Clapton, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Phil Collins (Concert for Montserrat), Brand X, Peter Gabriel (Birdy and Peter Gabriel III), David Sylvian, Chris de Burgh, Masami Tsuchiya (Mod’ Fish, Forest People), Kate Bush (50 Words for Snow, Aerial, “Babooshka”, Never for Ever, The Sensual World, The Red Shoes, Before the Dawn Tour)
Phil Collins songs including “In the Air Tonight” and “Can’t Hurry Love” (Face Value, Hello, I Must Be Going), Scott Walker (Tilt), Al Green, Duncan Browne, Joan Armatrading, John Lennon (“Grow Old with Me”)
Judie Tzuke, Annie Lennox (Contrabass on MTV Unplugged, including “Why”), Roberta Flack, Paul McCartney (Live at the Royal Albert Hall), The Everly Brothers, George Martin, Gerry Rafferty, Hugh Masekela (Waiting for the Rain, 1985), Mavis Staples, Simple Minds (Once Upon a Time; Live in the City of Light; Street Fighting Years)
Jon Anderson (Animation and Song of Seven), Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, John Martyn including (Grace and Danger & The Church with One Bell), Richard Ashcroft, Franco Battiato, Saro Cosentino, Eros Ramazzotti Claudio Baglioni, Manolo García, Fish (Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors), Alan Parsons (On Air), Elkie Brooks (Pearls 1)…