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Jeff Berlin

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: January 17, 1953    

Jeff Berlin

Jeff Berlin is a legend of the electric bass. Simply put, he is considered by many to be the finest electric bass player in the world. Surprisingly, he is a pioneer of slap bass when he brought this new percussive-style bass playing in 1979 to the second Bill Bruford album, “One of a Kind”, on the tune called 5G. Jeff also pioneered two handed tapping when he performed this style on Motherlode from his 1985 release of his first solo album called “Champion”. When these styles began to catch on with other bass players, Jeff stopped playing these styles.

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  • Low Standards

    Random Act Records
    2013
  • Aneurythms

    M.A.J. Records
    2007
  • Lumpy Jazz

    Thrill Jockey
    2006
  • Ace Of Bass

    Thrill Jockey
    2005
  • Lumpy Jazz

    M.A.J. Records
    2004
  • In Harmony's Way

    Thrill Jockey
    2002
  • In Harmony's Way

    M.A.J. Records
    2001
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