Bassist for the Black Crowes, Tedeschi Band, David Bowie “Blackstar”, Empire of the Sun, Wayne Krantz, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana, One of the best at what I do.
Throughout his wide-ranging career, Tim Lefebvre has amassed a reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative bassists. The Foxboro-native’s creative playing style is an addictive blend of jazz improvisation, rock undertones, and electronic grooves that can be heard on his appearances on over 150 recordings, ranging from Grammy award-winning albums such as David Bowie’s Blackstar to the soundtracks of classic films such as The Departed. From 2013 to 2018, Lefebvre was the bassist of the dynamic blues rock ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band, and he can be heard on their three most recent releases, Let Me Get By (2016), Live From The Fox Oakland (2017), and Signs (2019). Before joining the group, he worked with artists such as Uri Caine, Chris Botti, and Leni Stern. Now based in Los Angeles, Lefebvre is currently the bassist for numerous groups, most notably with jazz-fusion guitarist Wayne Krantz, improvisational free-jazz group Whose Hat Is This?, and his Blackstar bandmate Donny McCaslin. He has recently performed with Chris Potter, Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Empire of the Sun, Carole King, Ben Platt, Knower, and Matisyahu as well. Lefebvre is also the producer for a diverse range of projects, which includes singer-songwriter Rachel Eckroth’s album When It Falls (2018).
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Tim is always the first guy I call whenever I have a new project. Whatever the style, he brings a level of creativity and authenticity to the music that elevates everything I do. He always finds a way to add his personality to the music in a way that fits perfectly into whatever we are working on without overwhelming it. Not many guys can play so many styles so well.
Also, he is a great hang and has such a positive attitude towards every project. Whether we are in the studio together or he is tracking remotely for me his tracks are always at the highest level.
Tim is the best of the best. One of the (if not only) only musicians I’ve had the good fortune of knowing that has the technical facility to be able to perform the most difficult pieces, the taste to know when to utilize that facility, the practice to know how to make it feel right, and the creativity to know how to flip it on its head.
Tim Lefebvre is one of the best bass players on the planet. I’m a Grammy winning producer/engineer/mixer based in NYC, and was lucky enough meet and work with Tim. I was aware of his work before we met at a gig, but it was soon after he joined a project I was producing which was unique and needed skills of otherworldly talent. Knowing Tim’s work already, and especially on “Blackstar”, Tim was kind enough to work on a Bowie album I essentially had to reproduce from the ground up. The work was stellar and as interesting and musical as could be. His instincts were absolutely perfect.
I’ve been working in music production for over 20 years and have had the privilege of working with some incredible players. I rank Tim as the number 1 creative instrumentalist above all others Tim has the ability to bring groove as well as opening up melodic and harmonic possibilities which always bring a sense of story and emotion to the work. Cannot recommend him high enough.
Tim is simply one of the baddest bass players ever. One of the toughest grooves while being innovative, good luck finding anyone half as heavy. Hire him.