Suggested books on bass, music and other stuff.
Jaco Pastorius is often billed as the world's greatest bass player. Jaco did a lot to advance the bass and how it is played. In this bio you can read more about his life and his tragic death.
This book covers the history of the electric bass. The electric bass is just over 50 years old. Well-illustrated, this book covers basses, technical developments, players and more.
This book has a number of great interviews with world-renowned bass players like Stanley Clarke, Jeff Berlin, Michael Manring, Steve Swallow,Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Bootsy Collins, and on and on. Insightful.
This is another book full of great bass player interviews. This book features some more recent interviews with Marcus Miller, Christian McBride, Flea, Les Claypool, and numerous others.
This is a great music dictionary. It is very detailed, and sometimes a bit technical, but you should be able to find answers to many of your musical questions as you develop.
If you're interested in improvisation and creativity, this is a great book to read. It will give you insight into the process and give you ideas for getting out of your own way.