cool thread...I am not good at rating nor do I have tons of artist knowledge etc...I definitely started paying more attention to bass players after seeing Eric Czar..have had the pleasure to meet other Joe band members too...all very nice people...Eric, Mark, Carmine, Michael....met some great bass players here (where's Daddy5strings?? RIP Big Jeff)...anyway I won't do a list but I'll mention a couple...and will check out some mentioned here I am not familiar with. I also want to learn Bass...
ANYWAY Cody Wright is a young guy who I actually haven't seen play yet but bonabuddies are wild about him from him being on the cruise a few times sitting in...many others caught my attention on cruise...I enjoy watching the bass players more than guitarists often...I really was getting in to Jay Red from Joanna Conner band on the cruise then I saw Living Colour and too much fun watching/listening to Doug WImbish
this guy is a friend of mine from teenage years https://arodbass.com/
and after watching the One Night in Dublin DVD so many times I had to check out more Jonathan Noyce, I really dig his groove!
Sam Kiszka....oh yeah!
Berry Oakely Jr.