Me'Shell Ndegeocello

A genre bending bassist, composer, and recording artist - Me'Shell Ndegeocello’s astounding body of work embraces soul, jazz fusion, rhythm & blues, rock, trance, dance, funk and every permutation thereof.

The former Michelle Johnson continually alters her tonal character and colors – mixing and matching a myriad of bass sounds and techniques ranging from a classic flat-wound thump – to a Jaco inspired treble tweaked growl – to a Louis Johnson-esque sharp slap attack – to old school Brill Building / Wrecking Crew plectrum picking.

Me’Shell’s funky bass and vocal duet with John Cougar Mellencamp on Van’s “Wild Night,” to my ears, matches the original.