Timothy Lefebvre

Bass, producer, composer

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2021 Grammy Nominated Bassist for the Tedeschi Trucks 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 When It Falls (2018), The Garden (2021) and Xxxx by Wollny Parisien Lefebvre Lillinger,

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Tim Lefebvre
  • Scott Kinsey
  • Mer Sal
  • Melbreeze
  • Lyle Workman
  • Daniel Rosenboom
  • Daniel Rosenboom
  • Genevieve Artadi
  • Leslie Odom, Jr.
  • Jon Regen
  • Jon Regen
  • Nick DePinna
  • Jesse Palter
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Donny McCaslin
  • David Bowie
  • David Bowie
  • Doyle Bramhall II
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Pnau
  • Pnau
  • Julian Wasserfuhr
  • Roman Wasserfuhr
  • Julian Wasserfuhr
  • Roman Wasserfuhr
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • David Bowie
  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • Donny McCaslin
  • David Bowie
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Zhenya Strigalev
  • Zhenya Strigalev
  • Doyle Bramhall II
  • Lucy Woodward
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Zhenya Strigalev
  • Zhenya Strigalev's Smiling Organizm
  • Wayne Krantz
  • Till Brönner
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Heitor Pereira
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Andy Snitzer
  • Aoede
  • Aoede
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Eric Marienthal
  • Eric Marienthal
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Michael Franks
  • Andy Snitzer
  • Jeff Richmond
  • Till Brönner
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Uri Caine
  • Tim Lefebvre
  • Zach Danziger
  • Uri Caine
  • Tim Lefebvre
  • Zach Danziger
  • Uri Caine
  • Tim Lefebvre
  • Zach Danziger
  • Uri Caine
  • Tim Lefebvre
  • Zach Danziger
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Wayne Krantz
  • Wayne Krantz
  • Lisa Lisa
  • Rudder
  • Moss
  • Moss
  • Machan
  • Machan
  • Machan
  • Machan
  • David Holmes
  • Rudder
  • Rudder
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Gil Parris
  • Gil Parris
  • Gil Parris
  • Howard Shore
  • Uri Caine
  • Uri Caine
  • Uri Caine
  • Uri Caine
  • Uri Caine
  • Tony Lakatos
  • Tony Lakatos
  • Tony Lakatos
  • Carmen Cuesta
  • Carmen Cuesta-Loeb
  • David Binney
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Béla Szakcsi Lakatos
  • Bill Evans
  • Bill Evans
  • Bill Evans
  • Peter Eldridge
  • David Fiuczynski
  • Larry John McNally
  • Larry John McNally
  • Larry John McNally
  • Richard Dobson
  • Droid
  • Till Brönner
  • Till Brönner
  • Pete McCann
  • Pete McCann
  • Bill Evans
  • Chuck Jackson
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Eddie Daniels
  • Leni Stern
  • Leni Stern
  • Leni Stern
  • Wayne Krantz
  • Mark Sherman
  • Nelson Rangell
  • Intrigue
  • Common Ground
  • Carmen Cuesta
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Harrison Roach
  • Harrison Roach
  • Artyom Manukyan
  • David Bowie
  • Daniel Rosenboom
  • Daniel Rosenboom
  • Artyom Manukyan
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Peter Eldridge
  • JJ Appleton
  • Jason Ricci
  • Tim Lefebvre
  • Emily Zuzik
  • Tim Lefebvre
  • Emily Zuzik
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Mark McLean
  • Mark McLean
  • Sara Mann
  • Brigitte Zarie
  • Bob Malone
  • Bob Malone
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Sean Wayland
  • Scott Newell
  • Nelson Rangell
  • Christopher James
  • John Escreet
  • Carla Ulbrich
  • Grace Kelly
  • Grace Kelly
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Michael Wollny
  • Michael Wollny Trio
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Wayne Krantz
  • Tim Lefebvre
  • Michael Wollny
  • Emile Parisien
  • Christian Lillinger
  • Pnau
  • Pnau
  • David Bowie

10 Reviews

Endorse Timothy Lefebvre
  1. Review by Ilia G.
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    Timothy is a pleasure to work with. Very quick in response and superb bass parts. Highly recommended

  2. Review by Andre K.
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    One word ! Amazing ! I feel honored to have Tim played my music. Killer tracks ! Thank you so much Tim..

  3. Review by Mike H.
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    Absolutely Stunning upright bass work on my song "Regret". Tim delivered incredibly deep and thoughtful parts that feel like they were there all along - yeah, he got it!

    And what makes it even more impressive is that he brought this realization to life in less than a day - submitted the job Monday, got back exquisite artistry the next day. Top shelf.

  4. Review by Florian H.
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    Tim is one of the most versatile bass players you could find in the world.
    We were working on a demo of a Country-Rock song. My bassline and his ideas, sound and playing is the combination I was looking for this song. It was fun and easy to work with him. Don't hesitate to hire him. He's the man!

  5. Review by Alex Grube
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    Tim is one of the most innovative and creative bass-players of our time...Get him!

  6. Review by doug petty
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    by doug petty

    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.

  7. Review by Jason Kingsland
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    by Jason Kingsland

    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.

  8. Review by Mario J McNulty
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    by Mario J McNulty

    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.

  9. Review by Nicholas l.
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    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.

  10. Review by Jordan Perlson
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    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.

Interview with Timothy Lefebvre

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Bowie Blackstar. Bass. Unforgettable.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Just finished producing 3 artists. All came out great.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Doug petty, Jordan perlson, Sean Hurley.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog whenever possible

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Making people happy.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Is price negotiable hhahah

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That I’m too crazy

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: Since 1990.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Creative heavy pocket bass. Everyone says that’s what they do but I’m the real deal.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: Nine inch nails because nine inch nails.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Song starts for top lining, electronic music.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Creativity.

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: I bring unique approaches to each song. Usually I try to identify what influences I’ll bring to it, be it McCartney, weeks, Darryl Jones etc. also I like to be off the beaten path with bass choices.

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: Depends on the situation. I try to get the tasks at hand out of the way

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: I record into my UAD x8p and have light pipe focusrite octopre for a total of 16 inputs, and the Handcrafted Labs Solution 2 channel compressor. I also have the korg soundlink 2408 for my synth world. A bunch of bass rigs, dozens of Basses etc. I mix usually with the Softube console 1.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Pino Palladio, Doug petty, Nigel Godrich, Jason Kingsland

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: I’m busy recording bass, guitar, synths, producing artists, teaching occasionally, and I’m heavily involved with testing bass gear and making presets for software companies.

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  • Empire of the Sun
  • Gary Go
  • David Bowie
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  • Coles 4038
  • Erica Synths Basslines and LXR
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