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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Aug 19, 2017.
I think that is Sadao Watanabe on soprano sax.
a most welcome clip of the maestro.
That performance clip was also posted in the "AJ Health Status" thread, or maybe it was "AJ on 4-string", but it deserves to be posted not only in every thread (except "OT"), but should be made a LARGE sticky on TB.
I think it is one of the most supreme examples of the Bass Guitar I have ever heard, virtually perfect in form, musicality, lyricism and Funky as all-he** at the same time. Holding it, with a full orchestra- awesome. You can see the Conductor groove with him, thankful AJ's got the bass chair!
Nobody plays like AJ; he is up there w/ the "Big 2" (make it 3): JJ and JP.
Continued wishes for his good health and amazing musical output.
Don't know if this pic has circulated but......He seems to be on the mend!
Hope to be hearing him again!
To my ears, the greatest testament to Anthony Jackson as fantastic accompaniest is his work with Michel Camilo and Hiromi Uehara. Only Steve Swallow and the late Victor Bailey, to my knowledge, have had comparable success consistently working Jazz settings that weren't Fusion or Funk based.
Such a unique voice!!
I've always thought of AJ as a muscular player for some reason.
One of the things he does so uniquely to my ears is hint at the note he's thinking but not play it. He will come at it from every angle and make you hear it without playing it.
I forget what tune it is but there's a Stern tune where he is backing the solo and doesn't hit a root for some 30ish bars yet you hear it the whole time. Every time I hear something by him it makes me realize I need and want to hear more. So powerful!!
I sure hope so. By golly, he's slimmed down, though.
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