While I've enjoyed listening to his playing for years, I've had limited experience seeing Anthony Jackson play, other than seeing Chaka Khan on Soul Train years ago and a Hirmomi video clip. I recently picked up Lee Ritenour's "Overtime" DVD with AJ in the bass chair for most of it, and I gotta say that I have no idea how he plays like he does. His hands are small with stubby fingers and appear slow inflexible. He makes big hand gestures when playing low notes, swinging his hand away from the bass, so it looks like he'll never recover in time to play the next note on beat. He always plays sitting (which I knew), and appears uncomfortably hunched over his Fodera sig. which seems way too big for his size. His face is constantly contorted with looks of pain and bewilderment, always mouthing things to himself (singing the notes maybe?) and his eyes are wide and intensely darting around, looking like they've just seen a ghost. Yet he plays some of the most wonderful, perfectly timed, intricately fast, and complex lines you've ever heard. Anyone else notice this? Do you think it's just his body trying to catch up with the genius his brain is putting out so quickly? Know of any other bassists that create wonderful, flowing lines but appear to be in anguish?