Anthony Jackson

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by rumbler, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. +1 - His J Bass tone was wonderful - not a fan of the Fodera tone he gets, but his playing is still amazing regardless

  2. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Cheshire, UK
    I know I asked before but I don't think I got an answer what tuning was his Jazz in I know the lowests string was C.

    Any info would be cool, thanks
  3. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK

    I was under the impression that AJ only went to the Low C tuning on a few cuts for Chaka Khan's recordings, but who knows, maybe he did it live as well?
  4. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Thats a good point there, along with his stuff with Al Di Meola. I guess I mean he's not known just for playing fast. :)
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Anthony Jackson needs to be in a distinct category from other super bassists. I say he is the world's best ensemble bassist (although I'm sure some folks like Tony Levin might beg to differ) since he has never been into bass as a solo instrument or melody playing instrument (that not to say that he cannot be awfully melodic when he wants to.)
  6. What kind of chords is Anthony playing here at 2:24

    They just make me squirm with groove when I hear him do those!!!!

    And IMO I think his Fodera tone still kills just as well, if not better because his B string tone is MONSTROUS
  7. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Absolutely. I only highlighted some of the fast playing as examples that he can in fact throw it down with the big boys, but to me, what makes AJ special is how he approaches his lines compositionally. His playing can stand on that and that alone if need be.

    Here's some AJ pocket playing at its finest:

    Steely Dan's "Glamour Profession":

    On 'My Rival', it sure sounds like some AJ mute technique, with some huge detuned notes thrown in:

    Donald Fagen's IGY is another good example. I love how his tone and playing kind of float over the music while glueing together the rythm section and the harmony at the same time:
  8. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    Man his playing on the Michel Petrucciani Trio live in Tokyo is absolutely killing, without having to play fast at all. When he is playing simple walking basslines he alters the chords in a different way through each passing chorus...his ear is simply amazing. It's crazy that he can walk a 12 bar blues and you are able to hear all kinds of various influences in his playing from Jamerson to classical orchestral music.
  9. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    There's definitely an element of a Classical/Orchestral player to AJ. I played a lot in smaller wind/brass/string/percussion ensembles when I was slingin a Tuba, and I can recognize the discipline it requires in his playing: extreme attention to note length/timbre, dynamic variance, and great tone. When AJ does solo or plays a well-placed fill, his lines are certainly not out of the standard 'licks' books for bassists. Just try playin the fills in Chaka Khan's 'Move Me no Mountain'. Without detuning and trying to play the line on a standard-tuned 5 or 6, its a mutha!!!
  10. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    I'm looking at his discography on!

    1971 Very Live at Buddy's Place Buddy Rich Bass, Bass(Electric)
    1972 360 Degrees of Billy Paul Billy Paul Bass
    1972 Catalyst Eddie Green Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1972 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack Bass
    1973 Ship Ahoy The O'Jays Bass
    1973 War of the Gods Billy Paul Bass
    1974 Continental American Peter Allen Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1974 Fire Carlos Garnett Bass
    1974 Hamp's Blues Lionel Hampton Bass
    1974 Journey to Enlightenment Carlos Garnett Bass
    1975 Feel Like Makin' Love Roberta Flack Bass (Electric)
    1975 Fusion III Michal Urbaniak Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1975 Leprechaun Chick Corea Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1975 Let This Melody Ring on Carlos Garnett Guitar, Guitar (Bass)
    1975 Slewfoot Norman Connors Bass (Electric)
    1976 Ballads Earl Klugh Bass (Electric)
    1976 Best of George Benson: The Instrumentals George Benson Bass
    1976 Black Widow Lalo Schifrin Bass
    1976 Buffalo Smoke Lou Courtney Bass
    1976 Capricorn Princess Esther Phillips Bass
    1976 Doctor Is In & Out Yusef Lateef Bass
    1976 Everything Must Change Randy Crawford Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1976 Fox Urbie Green Bass (Electric)
    1976 Funk Factory Funk Factory Bass
    1976 Ginseng Woman/Multiplication Eric Gale Bass
    1976 Ginseng Woman Eric Gale Bass
    1976 Hank Crawford's Back Hank Crawford Bass
    1976 Home in the Country Pee Wee Ellis Bass
    1976 Land of the Midnight Sun Al di Meola Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1976 Mr. Fathead David "Fathead" Newman Bass (Electric)
    1976 On the Town Webster Lewis Bass (Electric)
    1976 Saturday Night Special Norman Connors Bass
    1976 Secret Place Grover Washington, Jr. Bass
    1976 Shoogie Wanna Boogie [Japan] David Matthews & Whirlwind Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1976 Shoogie Wanna Boogie David Matthews & Whirlwind Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1976 Spiral Steps Jun Fukamachi Bass (Electric)
    1976 Suddenly There Was You Zulema Guitar (Bass)
    1976 Very Together Deodato Bass
    1977 After the Dance Harold Vick Bass (Electric)
    1977 Autumn Blow Sadao Watanabe Bass
    1977 Bert Sommer [Capitol] Bert Sommer Bass
    1977 Blue Lights in the Basement Roberta Flack Bass, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Bass)
    1977 Brand New Thing Doc Severinsen Bass
    1977 Captain Fingers Lee Ritenour Bass
    1977 Elegant Gypsy Al di Meola Guitar (Bass)
    1977 Evening Star Jun Fukamachi Bass
    1977 Funk in a Mason Jar Harvey Mason Bass
    1977 Gentle Thoughts Lee Ritenour Bass
    1977 Ghost Writer Garland Jeffreys Bass
    1977 Greatest Hits, Etc. Paul Simon Bass, Guitar
    1977 Havana Candy Patti Austin Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1977 Master Grady Tate Grady Tate Bass
    1977 Night Life Maxine Nightingale
    1977 One of a Kind Dave Grusin Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1977 Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman Guitar (Bass)
    1977 Player Not the Game Jess Roden Band Bass
    1977 Ports Perry Botkin, Jr. Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1977 Sea of Dirac Jun Fukamachi Bass
    1977 Sergio Mendes & the New Brasil '77 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 Bass (Electric)
    1977 Sky Train Barry Miles w/ Company Bass (Electric)
    1977 Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk Meco Bass
    1977 Tone Tantrum Gene Harris Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1977 Towering Toccata Lalo Schifrin Bass
    1977 You Are My Starship Norman Connors Bass
    1978 Captain's Journey Lee Ritenour Bass
    1978 Casino Al di Meola Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1978 Finger Paintings Earl Klugh Bass (Electric)
    1978 Good and Plenty Jon Faddis Bass
    1978 Heart to Heart David Sanborn Bass
    1978 Infinity Is Sonny Fortune Bass
    1978 Jun Fukamachi & the New York All Stars: Live Jun Fukamachi Bass
    1978 La Cathedral Y El Toro Joe Farrell Bass
    1978 Let It Be Now Helen Schnieder Guitar (Bass)
    1978 Listen Up! Jorge Dalto Guitar (Bass)
    1978 Morning Thunder Eddie Daniels Guitar
    1978 Multiplication Eric Gale Bass
    1978 Nice to Have Met You Thijs Van Leer Bass
    1978 One Eyed Jack Garland Jeffreys Bass
    1978 Roberta Flack Roberta Flack Bass
    1978 Sounds...And Stuff Like That!! Quincy Jones Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1978 Spinozza David Spinozza Bass
    1978 Uptown Dance Stephane Grappelli Bass
    1978 Wiz [Original Soundtrack] Original Soundrack Bass
    1979 Boss Diana Ross Bass
    1979 Chaka Chaka Khan Bass
    1979 City Connection Terumasa Hino Bass (Electric)
    1979 Collection Lee Ritenour Bass, 6-String Bass
    1979 Euphoria Gato Barbieri Bass
    1979 Legends Dave Valentin Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1979 Plays the Theme from Superman the Movie and Other Pop Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra Guitar (Bass)
    1979 Thighs and Whispers Bette Midler Bass
    1979 Who's Who? John Scofield Bass, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Bass)
    1980 Daydream Terumasa Hino Bass
    1980 Gaucho Steely Dan Bass
    1980 How's Everything (Live) Sadao Watanabe Bass
    1980 In Harmony Sesame Street Bass
    1980 Manhattan Update Warren Bernhardt Bass (Electric)
    1980 Naughty Chaka Khan Bass
    1980 No Nukes Various Artists Bass
    1980 On the Move Jun Fukamachi Bass
    1980 One-Trick Pony Paul Simon Bass
    1980 Roberta Flack Featuring Donnie Hathaway Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway Bass
    1980 Splendido Hotel Al di Meola Guitar (Bass)
    1980 Stonechaser Jess Roden Band Bass
    1980 Wishes/Kochi Masabumi Kikuchi Bass (Electric)
    1981 Double Rainbow Terumasa Hino Bass
    1981 Electric Rendezvous Al di Meola Guitar (Bass)
    1981 Every Home Should Have One Patti Austin Bass
    1981 Eyewitness Steve Khan Guitar (Bass)
    1981 Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Lena Horne Bass
    1981 Never Too Much Luther Vandross Bass
    1981 Torch Carly Simon Bass
    1981 What Cha' Gonna Do for Me Chaka Khan Bass
    1982 Blades Steve Khan Guitar (Bass)
    1982 Concert in Central Park Simon & Garfunkel Bass
    1982 CTI Double Gold Superdisc [2 LPs] Various Artists Bass (Electric)
    1982 Lalo Schifrin Lalo Schifrin Bass
    1982 Nightfly Donald Fagen Bass
    1982 Times of Our Lives Judy Collins Fender Rhodes
    1982 Tour de Force: Live Al di Meola Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1983 Casa Loco Steve Khan Bass, Guitar, Drums, Guitar (Bass)
    1983 Hearts and Bones Paul Simon Bass, Guitar, Contrabass Guitar
    1983 In Your Eyes George Benson Bass
    1983 Little Big Horn Gerry Mulligan Guitar (Bass)
    1983 Madonna Madonna Bass (Electric)
    1983 On the Line Lee Ritenour Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1983 Robbery Teena Marie Bass
    1984 20/20 George Benson Bass
    1984 Beat Street, Vol. 2 Original Soundtrack Bass
    1984 Dave Grusin and the NY-LA Dream Band Dave Grusin Bass, Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric), Contrabass Guitar
    1984 GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 1 Various Artists Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1984 Home Again Judy Collins Bass (Electric)
    1984 Inside Moves Grover Washington, Jr. Bass
    1984 Silhouettes Lonnie Liston Smith Bass
    1984 Tuff Dude Buddy Rich Bass
    1985 Best of the Blue Note Years Michel Petrucciani Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1985 Made in New York Tânia Maria Bass
    1985 Magic The Four Tops Bass
    1985 NYC Cats Direct John Tropea Bass
    1985 Take No Prisoners Peabo Bryson Bass
    1985 Why Not? Michel Camilo Bass
    1986 Abstract Emotions Randy Crawford Bass, Percussion, Bass (Electric)
    1986 Chris Hunter Chris Hunter Bass
    1986 Denon Jazz Sampler, Vol. 1 Various Artists Bass
    1986 Destiny Chaka Khan Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1986 Hands On Warren Bernhardt Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
    1986 In Trio Michel Camilo Bass (Electric)
    1986 L Is for Lover Al Jarreau Bass
    1986 Reaction Rebbie Jackson Bass
    1986 Suntan Michel Camilo Trio Bass
    1987 Carryin' On Michele Hendricks Bass
    1987 Change of Heart David Sanborn Guitar
    1987 House of Hearts Rory Block Bass
    1987 Miracles of the Heart James "D-Train" Williams Guitar (Bass)
    1987 Tirami Su Al di Meola Project Guitar (Bass)
    1987 Will Power Joe Jackson Guitar (Bass)
    1988 Collection Dave Grusin Bass
    1988 Constant Fear Paranoise Guitar, Contrabass Guitar
    1988 Easy Pieces Easy Pieces Bass
    1988 Festival Lee Ritenour Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1988 Fire and Passion Gato Barbieri Bass
    1988 Flying Home Stanley Jordan Bass
    1988 Hot Water Jimmy Buffett Bass
    1988 Keepin' Me Satisfied Michele Hendricks Bass
    1988 Kiss My Axe Al di Meola Bass (Electric), Clarinet (Contrabass)
    1988 Love Confessions Miki Howard Bass
    1988 Manhattan Strut Luiz Bonfá Bass (Electric)
    1988 Mostly Blues Lionel Hampton Bass
    1988 Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986 Paul Simon Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    1988 No Easy Walk to Freedom Peter, Paul & Mary Bass (Electric)
    1988 Paradise Citizens Randy Bernsen Bass
    1988 Positive Peabo Bryson Bass
    1988 Taste of Superfriends Superfriends Bass
    1988 Tides of Time Roland Vazquez Guitar, Contrabass Guitar
    1989 Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 1 [Lester] Various Artists Bass
    1989 Color Rit Lee Ritenour Contrabass Guitar
    1989 Greetings from New York SOS All-Stars Guitar, Contrabass Guitar
    1989 Heroes New Jersey Mass Choir of the GMWA Soprano (Vocal)
    1989 Musicmasters Jazz Sampler Various Artists Bass
    1989 Music Michel Petrucciani Bass (Electric)
    1989 Nancy Now! Nancy Wilson Bass
    1989 Nightwind Mike Lawrence Bass
    1989 Public Access Steve Khan Bass
    1989 Rendevous Jorge Dalto with Superfriends Bass
    1989 Something Real Phoebe Snow Bass
    1989 Spendel Spendel Bass
    1990 Aftershock [1990] Aftershock Bass
    1990 Bela Vista Tânia Maria Bass
    1990 Do Me Again Freddie Jackson Bass
    1990 Lady with a Song Nancy Wilson Vocals (bckgr)
    1990 Master Plan Dave Weckl Bass
    1990 No Separate Love Roland Vazquez Guitar (Bass), Contrabass Guitar
    1990 Signals Wayne Krantz BassContrabass Guitar
    1990 Sings Cole Porter Dionne Warwick Bass
    1990 So & So: Mukai Meets Gilberto Astrud Gilberto with S. Mukai Bass
    1990 Song of the Sun Jim Beard Contrabass Guitar
    1990 Spendel Christoph Spendel Bass
    1990 Tenor Saxophone Nino Tempo Bass
    1991 Aloid & The Interplanetary Invasion Aloid & The Interplanetary Invasion Contrabass Guitar
    1991 Best of Earl Klugh, Vol. 1 Earl Klugh Bass (Electric)
    1991 Dream Fulfilled Will Downing Bass
    1991 Flight to Freedom Arturo Sandoval Bass
    1991 Forbidden Colors Tânia Maria Bass
    1991 Glow In Aloid and the Inerplanetary Invasion Contrabass Guitar
    1991 Lady from Brazil Tânia Maria Bass
    1991 Long Story Eliane Elias Bass
    1991 Love Life Akiko Yano Bass
    1991 Love Talk The Stylistics Bass
    1991 Odds or Evens Mike Stern Bass
    1991 Only Human Jeffrey Osborne Bass
    1991 Playground Michel Petrucciani Bass
    1991 Rhythmstick Dizzy Gillespie Bass (Electric)
    1992 After the Dance Various Artists Bass
    1992 Ain't I a Woman Rory Block Bass
    1992 Baby I'm Yours Maureen McGovern Bass (Electric)
    1992 Best of Al Di Meola: The Manhattan Years Al di Meola Guitar (Bass)
    1992 Best of Earl Klugh, Vol. 2 Earl Klugh Bass (Electric)
    1992 Caribbean Circle Monty Alexander Bass (Electric)
    1992 Enja 20th Anniversary Sampler Various Artists Contrabass Guitar
    1992 Ese Soy Yo Emmanuel Bass
    1992 Flowers and Stones Peter, Paul & Mary Bass (Electric)
    1992 GRP 10th Anniversary Collection Various Artists Bass, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric), Contrabass Guitar
    1992 Headline Steve Khan Bass, GuitarContrabass Guitar
    1992 Il Suono John Clark Guitar
    1992 Matador & More... Garland Jeffreys Bass
    1992 Movin' On Ralph Bowen Quintet Contrabass Guitar
    1992 Opposites Attract Paul Dresher & Ned Rothenberg Bass (Electric)
    1992 Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Bass
    1992 Secret Story Pat Metheny Guitar
    1992 Time for Love Freddie Jackson Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1992 When Only a Friend Will Do Mike Davis Bass
    1992 Woman I Am Chaka Khan Bass
    1993 Angelus Milton Nascimento Contrabass Guitar
    1993 Beauty Within Edward Simon Bass
    1993 Best of Tania Maria Tania Maria Bass
    1993 Citizen Steely Dan Steely Dan Bass
    1993 Compact Jazz: The Seventies Chick Corea Bass
    1993 Crossings Steve Khan Guitar
    1993 Friends Can Be Lovers Dionne Warwick Bass
    1993 Is This a Dream or Just Random Sounds of Awakening Various Artists Guitar
    1993 Love's the Place to Be Will Downing Bass
    1993 Martha Wash Martha Wash Bass
    1993 New York Funk, Vol. 1 Jim Payne Bass (Electric)
    1993 Paul Simon 1964-1993 Paul Simon Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    1993 Paul Simon Anthology Paul Simon Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    1993 Rendezvous Michel Camilo Guitar, Drums, Contrabass Guitar
    1993 So Close Dina Carroll Bass
    1993 Stairway Peter O'Mara Guitar
    1993 Start a New Race Paranoise Contrabass Guitar
    1993 Tar Beach John Sebastian Bass
    1993 This Time Around Alex Bugnon Bass
    1993 Tropic of Capricorn Carlos Franzetti Contrabass Guitar
    1993 Windows, Vol. 2 Various Artists Guitar, Contrabass Guitar
    1994 Best of Patti Austin [Columbia] Patti Austin Bass (Electric)
    1994 Bolero Stanley Jordan Bass
    1994 Essence of Al Di Meola Al di Meola Guitar (Bass)
    1994 Hard-Wired Dave Weckl Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    1994 Jazz Á Go-Go [1994] Various Artists Bass
    1994 Let's Go Back Devoted Soloist
    1994 Metro Metro Featuring Mitch Forman, Chuck Loeb Contrabass Guitar
    1994 Midnight Crossing Michael Davis Contrabass Guitar
    1994 One More Once Michel Camilo Guitar, Contrabass Guitar
    1994 Orchestral Album Dave Grusin Bass
    1994 Pure Pleasure Phil Perry Bass
    1994 Rhythm of Love Anita Baker Bass
    1994 Three House Tom Boras Bass
    1994 Ties That Bind Andy Snitzer Bass
    1994 Verve Jazz Masters 3 Chick Corea Bass
    1994 Works of Art, Vol. 3 Various Artists Performer
    1995 Acoustic Anthology Al di Meola Bass
    1995 Collection, Vol. 1 [Intersound] Various Artists Bass (Electric)
    1995 Cowboys to Girls: The Best of the Intruders The Intruders Bass
    1995 Electric Anthology Al di Meola Guitar (Bass)
    1995 From Philly with Love: Rhythm and Soul Various Artists Bass
    1995 Love Is the Message: The Best of MFSB MFSB Bass
    1995 My Favorite Django Bireli Lagrene Bass
    1995 Playtime Michael Zentner Bass
    1995 Roberta Roberta Flack Bass (Electric)
    1995 Sweetest Days Vanessa Williams Bass
    1996 Aftershock [1996] Aftershock Bass
    1996 B-III Toshihiko Kankawa Bass (Electric)
    1996 Best of Grover Washington, Jr. [Motown] Grover Washington, Jr. Bass
    1996 Best of the Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again The Three Degrees Bass
    1996 Coolin': A Soul Jazz Journey Various Artists Bass
    1996 For Old Times Sake: The Freddie Jackson Story Freddie Jackson Bass
    1996 Further Dance Roland Vazquez Contrabass Guitar
    1996 In the Eye of the Storm Andy Snitzer Contrabass Guitar
    1996 Latin Jazz Experience Various Artists Bass
    1996 Legacy of Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman Bass
    1996 Love Songs Earl Klugh Bass (Electric)
    1996 Music Forever and Beyond: The Selected Works of Chick Chick Corea Bass (Electric)
    1996 Rent [Original Broadway Cast] Original Broadway Cast Recording GuitarContrabass Guitar
    1996 Thru My Eyes Michel Camilo Guitar, Double Bass
    1996 When Will I See You Again [Epic] The Three Degrees Bass
    1996 Windows, Vol. 1 Various Artists Guitar, Contrabass Guitar
    1997 Another Lifetime Simon Phillips Bass
    1997 Best of Meco Meco Bass
    1997 CTI Records: The Birth of Groove Various Artists Bass
    1997 CTI: Acid Jazz Grooves Various Artists Bass, Bass (Electric)
    1997 Europe Tânia Maria Bass
    1997 Jackie Robinson Tribute: Stealing Home Various Artists Bass
    1997 Jazz Fusion, Vol. 2 [Rhino] Various Artists Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    1997 Lovergirl: The Teena Marie Story Teena Marie Bass
    1997 Mirror of My Mind Ryo Kawasaki Bass (Electric)
    1997 Nascimento Milton Nascimento Bass (Electric)
    1997 Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and the Story o Various Artists Bass
    1997 Que Pasa Gato Barbieri Bass
    1997 Still Waters The Bee Gees Bass
    1997 Strata-2-East Various Artists Bass
    1998 Blue Box, Vol. 2: Finest Jazz Vocalists Various Artists Bass
    1998 Blue Note Salutes Motown Various Artists Bass (Electric)
    1998 Both Worlds Michel Petrucciani Bass
    1998 Contemporary Jazz Collection Various Artists Contrabass Guitar
    1998 Different Moods Tony Lakatos Contrabass Guitar
    1998 Getting Even Dennis Chambers Bass
    1998 Man with the Big Front Yard Yusef Lateef Bass
    1998 One on One Phyllis Hyman Bass
    1998 Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Se Various Artists Bass
    1999 From Q with Love Quincy Jones Bass
    1999 Funkiest Band You Never Heard Catalyst Bass
    1999 Hold On Noel Pointer Bass (Electric)
    1999 Long Train Runnin' 1970-2000 The Doobie Brothers Bass
    1999 Reel Quincy Jones Quincy Jones Bass
    1999 Steve Smith & Buddy's Buddies Steve Smith Bass
    1999 Trio in Tokyo Michael Petrucciani/Steve Gadd/Anthony J Bass
    1999 Well Done Choice Cuts, Vol. 2 Various Artists Bass
    1999 Well Done Choice Cuts, Vol. 3 Various Artists Bass
  11. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs

    2000 All the Man You Need Will Downing Bass
    2000 Anthology Al di Meola Guitar (Bass)
    2000 Best of Lalo Schifrin in the CTI Years Lalo Schifrin Bass (Electric)
    2000 Fox [Japan] Urbie Green Bass (Electric)
    2000 Gato Barbieri's Finest Hour Gato Barbieri Bass
    2000 George Benson Anthology George Benson Bass
    2000 Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar Paul Simon Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    2000 Japanese Sandman Freddy Gardner Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    2000 Love Songs Teena Marie Bass
    2000 Sergio Mendes & the New Brasil '77 [Japan] Sergio Mendez and Brasil '77 Bass, Guitar (Bass)
    2000 Ultimate Collection Teena Marie Bass
    2000 World of Drums And Percussion, Vol. 2 Various Artists Contrabass Guitar
    2001 All Star Small Groups Buddy Rich Bass
    2001 Baby Boy [Score] Original Score Bass
    2001 Best of Eliane Elias, Vol. 1: Originals Eliane Elias Bass (Electric)
    2001 Calle 54 Original Soundtrack Bass, Bass (Electric)
    2001 Concert in Central Park/20 Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel Bass
    2001 Gotcha! Ernest Ranglin Bass (Electric)
    2001 Just Add Water Bass Extremes Bass
    2001 LRC Jazz Legacy Anthology: Everyday I Have the Blues Various Artists Bass
    2001 LRC Jazz Legacy Anthology: Good Vibration Various Artists Bass
    2001 Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones Bass
    2001 Simply Sound: Best Tracks 1993-2000 Soul Bossa Trio Bass
    2001 Telarc Sampler Various Artists Bass
    2001 Time Remembered: LRC Jazz Legacy Anthology Various Artists Bass
    2001 Ultimate Luther Vandross [2001] Luther Vandross Bass
    2001 Ultimate O'Jays The O'Jays Bass
    2001 Very Best of Miki Howard Miki Howard Bass
    2001 Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986) Patti Austin Bass, Soloist
    2002 360 Degrees of Billy Paul [Expanded] Billy Paul Bass
    2002 Blues Defender Texas Johnny Brown Sax (Alto)
    2002 Flesh on Flesh Al di Meola Bass (Electric), Double Bass
    2002 MFSB [Expanded] MFSB Bass
    2002 Nightfly [DVA] Donald Fagen Bass
    2002 Perfect Weapon Warrior Bass
    2002 Triangulo Michel Camilo Bass
    2002 Ultimate Collection [Fewer Tracks] Quincy Jones Bass
    2002 Ultimate Collection Quincy Jones Bass
    2002 Very Best of Ashford & Simpson Ashford & Simpson Bass
    2003 Another Mind Hiromi Bass
    2003 Best of Lee Ritenour [Bonus Tracks] Lee Ritenour Bass
    2003 Carry It On [Bonus DVD] Peter, Paul and Mary Bass (Electric)
    2003 Essential Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Bass
    2003 Feels So Good/A Secret Place Grover Washington, Jr. Bass
    2003 Gaucho/Aja/Countdown to Ecstacy Steely Dan Bass
    2003 Greatest Hits of All George Benson Bass
    2003 Live Concert: Buddy's Place Buddy Rich Bass
    2003 Man Behind the Music [4-CD Longbox Set] Claus Ogerman Bass
    2003 No Es lo Mismo Alejandro Sanz Bajo Sexto
    2003 Revisited Al di Meola Bass
    2003 Straight From the Heart/Take No Prisoners Peabo Bryson Bass
    2003 Very Best of Lee Ritenour Lee Ritenour Guitar, 6-String Bass
    2004 Anything Goes Phil Woods Bass
    2004 Blue Note Plays Stevie Wonder Various Artists Bass (Electric)
    2004 Brain [SACD/CD] Hiromi Bass
    2004 Christmas, Love and You Will Downing Bass
    2004 Harmony Will & Rainbow Bass
    2004 Hearts and Bones [Bonus Tracks] Paul Simon Contrabass Guitar
    2004 I Still Believe D. Horne Vocals (bckgr)
    2004 Inside Moves/Paradise Grover Washington Jr. Bass
    2004 No Es lo Mismo [Edición Especial Gira CD/DVD] Alejandro Sanz Bajo Sexto
    2004 One-Trick Pony [Bonus Tracks] Paul Simon Bass
    2004 Part of You Eric Gale Bass
    2004 Rediscovery On Grp: Chick Corea Family Various Artists Guitar (Bass)
    2004 So What: The Best of Michel Petrucciani Michel Petrucciani Bass, Guest Appearance
    2004 Studio Recordings 1972-2000 Paul Simon Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    2004 Telarc SACD Jazz Sampler, Vol. 3 Various Artists Electric Upright Bass
    2004 Towering Toccata [Bonus Track] Lalo Schifrin Bass (Electric)
    2004 Undercover [Hip Bop] Various Artists Contrabass Guitar
    2004 Very Best of Arturo Sandoval Arturo Sandoval Bass
    2004 Very Best of George Benson: The Greatest Hits of All George Benson Bass
    2005 Collection: Never Too Much/Forever, For Always, For L Luther Vandross Bass
    2005 Con Mucho Ritmo! The Very Best of Tropijazz Various 2005 Cosmopolitan Life [2005] Al di Meola/Leonid Agutin Bass
    2005 Essential O'Jays The O'Jays Bass
    2005 Essential Plus [CD & DVD] Luther Vandross Bass
    2005 Everything Must Change/Now We May Begin Randy Crawford Bass (Electric)
    2005 Flashpoint Steve Smith/Dave Liebman/Eydin Esen/Anth Contrabass Guitar
    2005 Friendship/The Captain's Journey Lee Ritenour Drums
    2005 God's by Design Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Vocal Arrangement
    2005 If Fahir Atakoglu/Horacio el Negro Hernande Bass
    2005 Legends of Rock [CD & DVD] Man Doki Soulmates Allstars Bass
    2005 No Es lo Mismo [Edición Especial Gira] Alejandro Sanz Bass
    2005 Overtime [DVD] Lee Ritenour & Friends Bass
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    2005 Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar Various Artists Bass
    2005 Rio/On the Line Lee Ritenour Guitar (Bass)
    2005 Robbery [Bonus Tracks] Teena Marie Bass
    2005 Sketchin', Vol. 2 Rob Whitlock Contrabass Guitar
    2005 Solo Live/Both Worlds Michel Petrucciani Bass
    2005 Time & Love: A Tribute to CTI Freetempo Bass
    2005 Ultimate Easy Album Various Artists Bass
    2005 World of Brazil Lee Ritenour Bass
    2006 Best of Buddy Rich Buddy Rich Bass (Electric)
    2006 Eclipse Ximo Tebar Bass
    2006 Goodbye Svengali Ray Russell Double Bass
    2006 I'm Alive Garland Jeffreys Bass
    2006 Introducing DeWayne Woods and When Singers Meet Dewayne Woods Vocals (bckgr), Tenor (Vocal)
    2006 Music for Lovers Earl Klugh Bass
    2006 No Es lo Mismo [Bonus Tracks] Alejandro Sanz Bajo Sexto
    2006 Planet Earth Dennis Chambers Guitar (Bass)
    2006 Rock Candy John Tropea Guitar (Bass)
    2006 Telarc SACD Sampler: Sound and Vision Various Artists Double Bass, Group Member
    2006 Vocal Rendezvous Al di Meola Bass
    2007 Back on the Corner Dave Liebman Contrabass Guitar
    2007 Best of Best 1975-2005 John Tropea Bass
    2007 Best Sadao Watanabe Bass
    2007 Breathe: The Relaxing Jazz Guitar Various Artists Bass (Electric)
    2007 Do It Again Deodato Bass (Electric)
    2007 Essential Paul Simon [Bonus DVD] Paul Simon Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    2007 Essential Paul Simon Paul Simon Bass, Contrabass Guitar
    2007 Intimate Patti Austin Patti Austin Bass
    2007 Kashmere Gardens Mud Johnny Bush Saxophone
    2007 Love, Luther [Tri-Fold Book Version] Luther Vandross Bass
    2007 Love, Luther Luther Vandross Bass
    2007 No Es lo Mismo [CD/DVD] Alejandro Sanz Bajo Sexto
    2007 No Es lo Mismo [Edición 2007] Alejandro Sanz Bajo Sexto
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    2007 Secret Story [Bonus Disc] Pat Metheny Contrabass Guitar, Interlude
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  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Dear me, he sure has been a busy guy over the years!
  13. matty589


    Jul 17, 2007
    He detuned to C-F-Bb-Eb for "Naughty" and "What 'cha Gonna Do For Me" - I transcribed all the lines on both albums and most tracks go below E, which would suggest he kept the same tuning - that's also what he said in his 1990 BP interview. If you hear "Clouds" (1st track on Naughty) he doubles a run with keys ending on a two octave descending C-G-C-C (lowest open C).

    And I think the tone he gets from his Fodera is fantastic - that B is as tight as!
  14. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Here's 'Clouds':

    And +1 on his tone. Dark and articulate. IMO, what bass should sound like. And yeah, that B string is downright dangerous on the speakers. I remember a track of AJ on a Hiromi album where he takes a solo, and I swear he almost blew out my car speakers.
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I used to do the old Chaka tunes on a Kramer Duke tuned BEAD with a .110 "B". I could do some ridiculous bends with that bass:smug:
  16. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    Then you really would've dug the stuff he did
    with the group "Eyewitness around that time and a little bit before
  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I do love that music. He and Steve Khan were a killer combination.:)
  18. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    This vid makes me wonder if this very band played a serious instrumental (organ/string patch keys/bass/drums) on one of the Gran Turismo video games. I think it was GT3, but I can't say for sure. IIRC, it's not the intro theme, but in the options screen for starting a race. There's great bass throughout the game, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on youtube.

    Sorry to seem so lame, but anyone who's heard this track will hear the resemblance.
  19. big +1

    My favorite AJ work is with Khan (and Chambers)
  20. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
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