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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Clap Trap, Mar 28, 2015.
23 years ago...
And they haven't!
That was awesome, thanks for posting.
Wow, never seen AJ in a "formal" interview such as this. Does anyone know who the interviewer is?
Thanks for finding this and sharing it!
Ok, a little research reveals this video. It's the whole TV presentation that has the AJ interview.... a 1991 Swiss TV concert by Tony Lakatos, Peter O´Mara, David Witham, Anthony Jackson & Terri Lyne Carrington. Looks like each musician is individually interviewed too.
edit 1 - Jump straight to 1.33.00 for a very rare AJ solo.
edit 2 - apparently not so rare in this video... Go to 0.18.10 for another solo!
edit 3 - the interview from the original post is at 0.27.00
Aside from his amazing command of time, master-level touch and tone, artistic and musical use of effects, and singular harmonic/melodic approach using an extended range instrument, I don't really see what's so great about him.
best reply ever!
It's the tasteful use of 64th note slapping on ballads that makes me enjoy his playing so much. He showed me how he does it when I met him, it was quite cool.
The dude is the G.O.A.T. Greatest of all time, in case you didn't know.
I love this.The music is a little dated but AJ is brilliant as usual.And you can hear everything he does. A mix after my own heart.
Yeah, definitely not my favorite style of music, and yet I got so sucked in by the sound & the playing that I wound up listening to the entire 90 minute concert! Great stuff. OMG, AJ and TLC?!?! Talk about a rhythm section that can turn on a dime yet pound like a jackhammer!
AJ's line on Slip Slidin' Away changed how I hear melody, time and space against a lyric. No one could program a part that's this "in the moment".
Man, his tone is wonderful on the Paul Simon song. Is that his Fender, or the 6-string?
I like his sound on the Swiss TV special too, with the bright defined low notes and the fat higher notes. I often don't care for the tone on his later 6-string stuff, it sounds too clean and synthetic to me.
Released in 1977? It had to have been the Jazz.
It's the jazz alright. Take this as you will, but IMO, that jazz had the best all-round tone I've ever heard from a fretted bass. I know, I know...a big part of that is AJ, but even so, his tone on that old axe was simply sensational. Put the phones on and turn this up...simply glorious.
What's he going to do when it comes to a slap bass line?
Who told you he couldn't slap?
I didn't say he couldn't! But when was the last time he did?
I read an interview where AJ said:"Slapping is the bass player's ketchup."
I think he's probably OK without it.