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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Feb 19, 2017.
Dude is nothing if not unique!
Thanks! I hadn't heard this cat. I enjoyed it very much. Very hip. Great voice.
I find it freshing when a bassist develops a
thundercat is the evolution of jazz fusion. he is the modern interpretation of the genre. truly evolving that genre and taking it to another place. great player and writer.
Quickly became one of my favorite musicians after discovering him a few years back. Just saw him again last week in SF. Mindblowing every time I've seen him.
Justin Brown is also a phenomenal drummer.
Just discovered this guy, i'm surprised he doesn't get more airtime in these parts. Monster player, great writer and producer.
His latest album Drunk really puts the bass front and centre (and is great).
Ok, this cat is great to say the least, I can barely play a 4 stringer, we'll, i can a little.
But another fine example of someone who's got the groove down.
Another version of the song. This one with a guest soloist.
Talented Cat for sure.
I saw this guy sometime in Fall 2015, I think. (He's still one of my favorites to play around the house; especially "Walkin" to get myself going in the morning.)
I like his playing, but even more I like his voice and writing. And even more, I wanted to see Justin Brown tear it up on this tiny stage I happened to play earlier that year.
Unfortunately, by they time they made it to the middle of Texas, he had different folks on keys and drums. They were okay. But I'm guessing they were pretty fresh on the tour and didn't seem as locked-in as Justin and the tow-headed guy in these videos. The board mix was a bit too rock-and-roll for what was going on. The kick and toms were so boomy it felt more like a Melvins show (plus, the drummer was more heavy-handed than quick).
And we (the crowd) were pretty weird. It was the tallest show I ever attended. I'm 6' tall, and something like 60-70% of the room was people my height or taller--never seen anything like that. And everyone, jammed into this tiny (sold out) room, just stood and stared. I'm pretty sure it made him uncomfortable. A song would finish, 5 seconds of clapping, then silence. At one point, with his eyebrows raised and eyes darting side-to-side, he said, "Uh, o-kaaaaay..."
Crowd energy will definitely affect the outcome of a show. So I think besides the bad sound, the slightly underwhelming performance was our fault.
One of my favorite videos of this guy is the live ocean-side performance of "We'll Die". It's tacked-on to the end of the "Evangelion" video. Check it out.
Something other than Them Changes!
I'm sure everyone has seen this, but it's still my favorite of the live videos for all its drum-centric-ness (there's also a good "Them Changes" performance from this set):
Here's that "We'll Die" take: