Post Number: 423
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 10:46 am: |
The fellowship of Bass players lost a comrade with the passing of former NBA player and smooth jazz artist Wayman Tisdale
Post Number: 8084
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 11:06 am: |
Wow; thanks for posting this. I liked his playing; he was a good player. He died of bone cancer.
Post Number: 8085
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 11:08 am: |
Here is a nice remembrance.
Post Number: 410
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 11:21 am: |
Post Number: 2386
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 11:50 am: |
He was a young man too. Terrible loss. The "Way Up" interview on the first link is real cool.
Post Number: 181
|Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 7:01 am: |
He was the only bass player I ever saw who made Stanley Clarke look physically small by comaparison.
Post Number: 921
|Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 7:24 am: |
Very sad news.
Post Number: 264
|Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 5:11 am: |
I used to manage the Maintenance Shop bar in the Iowa State University Student Union. It was a Friday night, and we were to play Oklahoma in basketball the next day. I think they were ranked #2 in the country at the time.
Several players from the Oklahoma team came into the bar, and I started giving them beer in the hope that they would over consume and be hung over for the game, and perhaps ISU would have a chance.
Wayman Tisdale came in and said, “I see that you are giving my friends beer. If you give me some beer, I might score 40 points tomorrow!”. I gave him a six pack and asked him to please not do that. I think he scored 38.
After the team left the bar, one of my bartenders said, “Call the police, and tell them that the Oklahoma team was here and stole a bunch of beer!”. I declined, knowing that the ISU coach (Johnny Orr) would kill me if I pulled anything like that.
By the way, all of the players were perfect gentlemen.
I wish I had known at the time that Tisdale was a bass player. I’ll bet he didn’t get the chance to talk about that much during basketball season.
Post Number: 727
|Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 5:54 am: |
What a great guy.....and what a performer..I was well impressed by his tone and the feel he put into "Sunday's Best"
What a tragig loss to the world.yet again.
What bass was that ??
Post Number: 728
|Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 5:59 am: |
I see also, that he was another "upsidedown" player Brilliant!
Post Number: 433
|Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 4:46 pm: |
This is so sad. From all accounts he was a truly wonderful human being.