Jbass89 George Plopper

Rockville MD   United States of America
Member since November 2, 2011

Collaborations: 11   Joined: 80   Tracks: 230


   

Bio

I am a very big fan of original, improvisational music, from jam bands to jazz swing. I tend to use the bass as counterpoint to a solo or melody when it fits; I play primarily pizzicato but also use a pick and slap, as required. As a percussionist, I especially enjoy playing funky, dance-oriented grooves; I play primarily with my bare hands but also use brushes on all of my drums. My latest interests include ska, bossa, and Afropop.

Experience

30+ years of experience playing electric bass guitar and electric upright bass (pizzicato only)

15 years experience playing congas, bongos, assorted hand percussion

Professionally trained, solid music theory background

I dabble with mandolin, guitar, and piano enough to figure out parts

Influences

Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane), Mike Gordon (Phish), Chris Squire (Yes), Geddy Lee (Rush), John Entwhistle (The Who)

Bassists for Tom Waits, Michelle Shocked, David Bowie, Traffic

Eugene Wright (Dave Brubeck Quartet), David Grisman, Prakash John (Lou Reed), Ray Brown, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Rob Wasserman

Anthony "Reebop" Kwaku Baah (Traffic), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), numerous other percussionists

Gear

Line 6 Variax 405 five string modeling bass guitar

Alembic six-string bass guitar

Fender Jazz Special four string fretless bass guitar

Fender four string jazz bass (modified to resemble the Geddy Lee bass)

Jim Carruthers six string electric upright bass (shown in photo)

LP Matador series tumba, conga, quinto, and bongos

Rototoms, triangle, shaker, tambourine, etc.

iMac running Presonus Studio One, GarageBand, keyboard controller, Roland HPD-15 percussion controller, assorted mics, etc.

Accomplishments

Bassist for Hypnotic Clambake, 1990-1992. Primarily Eastern US shows.

With The Jazz Pigs (1994-5), played The Carlovy-Vary Jazz Festival in The Czech Republic, Guiness Jazz Festival in Cork, Ireland; numerous festivals in California

Recently relocated to the Washington, DC area.

Most Endorsed Talents See All Endorse
+22Bass-Upright
+19Bass-Electric
+9Percussion
+3Songwriting-Arrangement

Latest Collaborations Created See All

Bolero-ish

Meditation
9 Files, 5yr+2mo ago
Jbass89 Jbass89, Gemini, Parapagal
 

While the Lion Sleeps

Worldbeat
2 Files, 6yr+9mo ago
Jbass89 Jbass89, ChrystalKafka, Gemini
 

Drummania

IDM/Experimental
8 Files, 7yr+3mo ago
Jbass89 Jbass89, SirEdgeingtonBlue, Bommie
 

African Soukous/Congo/Highlife

Fusion
14 Files, 5yr+2mo ago
Jbass89 Jbass89, GumGuru
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Hindle

Alternative
13 Files, 1 year ago
ralphtonge ralphtonge, MikiBella, Mykk + 1 more
 

You take me high

Trad Jazz
24 Files, 1yr+5mo ago
EmmaPeel EmmaPeel, Jbass89, DarleneP + 9 more
 

You take me high

Trad Jazz
24 Files, 1yr+6mo ago
EdsonCastro EdsonCastro, NicolaOffidani, DarleneP + 8 more
 

You're in love with me (ScottyV lyrics)

Country
24 Files, 1yr+10mo ago
Buttercup Buttercup, Scottyv, StephMixaudiocreation + 4 more
 

Latest Activity See All
Jbass89 added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Hindle
1 year ago
Jbass89 uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Bass-Upright to the collaboration Hindle
1 year ago
Jbass89 uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Hindle
1 year ago
The seller agreement for the collaboration Don't fool me again has been fully approved.
1yr+1mo ago
Jbass89 added a comment to the discussion Hey Guys whats good and new?
1yr+7mo ago
Jbass89 liked the collaboration You take me high
1yr+7mo ago
Jbass89 added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration You take me high
1yr+12mo ago
Jbass89 added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration You take me high
2 years ago
Jbass89 uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration You take me high
2 years ago
Jbass89 uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Seventeen (gbm Spin)
2 years ago