Linley Marthe was one of the late Joe Zawinul’s last bass findings. Zawinul had a special gift for spotting groundbreaking and innovative bass players, including Alphonso Johnson, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Bailey, Richard Bona and Etienne Mbappe.
And interestingly many of them were very keen on using effects – especially on their bass solos or lead melodies.
Linley Marthe uses a lot of pedals in this video, but he also shows some quite interesting approaches in terms of playing style – in combination with effects. Very cool stuff!