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Anthony Jackson - "I won't let myself be outplayed by machines!"

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Clap Trap, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Clap Trap

    Clap Trap

    Jan 27, 2015
    23 years ago...
  2. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    And they haven't!
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  3. Clap Trap

    Clap Trap

    Jan 27, 2015
  4. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    That was awesome, thanks for posting.
  5. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    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!
  6. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    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
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015
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  7. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    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. :laugh:
  8. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    best reply ever!
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  9. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    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.
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The dude is the G.O.A.T. Greatest of all time, in case you didn't know.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
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  11. 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.
  12. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    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!
  13. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    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".
  14. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    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.
  15. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Released in 1977? It had to have been the Jazz.
  16. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

    Jan 4, 2013
    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.

    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015
  17. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    What's he going to do when it comes to a slap bass line?
  18. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Who told you he couldn't slap?
  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I didn't say he couldn't! But when was the last time he did?
  20. I read an interview where AJ said:"Slapping is the bass player's ketchup."
    I think he's probably OK without it.
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