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Nate Phillips

Nate Phillips

Nate Phillips ( Nathaniel Phillips) has been a renowned and recognized bassist for about as long as he’s been playing the instrument. He started playing professionally at the age of 13. A few years later he co-founded the highly acclaimed group called ‘Pleasure’ as one of the writers and producers for the group.

Nate managed to set a pace for bass players around the world and to this day they acknowledge his bass lines as the standard for learning the instrument. If a bassist could not play “Glide” then they were not a bassist. You Tube confirms this with the hundreds of players that honor him by displaying their interpretation of his classic works.

As the second to the youngest of 12 kids, Nate grew up in Portland, Oregon. His love for music began early in his life as he picked beans and berries every summer to buy school clothes. His AM transistor radio was his outlet to the world of music, along with albums and 45’s that his older brother would buy.

His love for music translates with conviction and reflects his experience

throughout the hundreds of recording sessions, live performances, and as a producer and song writer for many acts including Pleasure, Shades Of Soul, The Dazz Band, George Clinton, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Tower Of Power and others, his skills have been acknowledged by many publishing companies including Disney.

Nate say’s he has found a “winner” here at Bass Mods. He also adds “The feel and sound of these basses enable me to play in a way that is expressive and up front".

His Credits include:

Art Blakely
 Billy Cobham
 Bob James
 Bobby Caldwell
 Bobby Lyle
 Brian Culbertson
 Charlie Wilson
 Chico Hamilton
 Chris Botti
Con Funk shun
Curtis Salgado
David Sanborn
Esther Phillips
 Everett Harp
 Freddie Hubbard
 Gabor Szabo
 George Benson
 George Clinton
 George Duke
 Gerald Albright
 Grover Washington
 Harvey Mason
 Herb Alpert
Hubert Laws
Jeff Golub
Jeff Lobber
 Jeffery Osborne
 Jody Whatley
 Joe Henderson
 Joe Sample
Joey Defrancesco
Jonathan Butler
 Kirk Whalum
 Lela Hathaway
 Lenny Williams
 Lionel Hampton
Livin’ Out Loud
 Marcus Miller
 Narada Walden
 Norman Brown
 Patrice Rusher
 Patty Austin
 Peabo Bryson
 Peter White
 Philippe Suisse
 Regina Belle
 Richard Elliot
 Rick Braun
 Ronnie Laws
 Roy Ayers
Side Effect
SOS Band
Stevie Wonder
 Swing Out Sister
 The Barclays
The Crusaders
 The Dazz Band
 Toni Braxton
 Waxman Tisdale
 Wayne Henderson 
Wilton Felder