Anthony Jackson

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


  1. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    No Es Lo Mismo - Alejandro Sanz

    He hired AJ, El Negro and Michel Camilo to be the base of his CD.

    Here (Tone is huge):

     
  2. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
     
  3. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass XBass Cables Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    I LOVE AJ's playing! In addition to the 2 FANTASTIC Rob Whitlock Sketchin' & "Sketchin' 2 CDs mentioned above, the crew is back on Amber Whitlock's The Colours of Life CD. (4 Stars)
     
  4. Belka

    Belka

    Dec 10, 2003
    Kiev, Ukraine
    :hyper:It's not a complete album but one of the most ridiculous AJ basslines I know of is on an old Harvey Mason album called "Funk in a Mason Jar". The track with AJ on is an instrumental called "Phantazia" It's pre-Fodera so I presume it's the career girl and features the pick in a big way.That's one insane track.
    Also check out Quincy Jones' "Sounds...and stuff like that"
    That album is mainly Anthony and the bass playing is sick.

    Oh, one more killer Anthony track to hear, this time a ballad, is "Being with you" from George Benson's "In your Eyes" He turns that simple ballad inside out. By the way, does anyone know what bass he'd be playing on that, it's a 1983 album so I'd guess it's pre-Fodera but doesn't sound like his jazz bass at all? Might it be a Smith?

    By the way, as a request, has anybody got any photos of Anthony with his earlier Fodera contrabasses, I mean right back to the early eighties, twin pickup-equipped double cutaway ones? Would be much appreciated.
     
  5. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti

    Feb 12, 2006
    Singapore
    Is it recorded somewhere, a DVD would be ideal, but otherwise even just the audio would be great !

    Paolo
     
  6. It's available on both actually.

    Search Amazon or Barnes & Noble for Calle 54. The DVD is a requirement but the CD would be cool to have too. :)
     
  7. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    I've only seen the calle 54 dvd as region one tho...

    Talking of DVDs ...I saw a dvd of the Hiromi trio recorded at the blue note tokyo.
    About 4 tunes in length
    Nice it is in deed.
     
  8. Anywhere I can check this out?
     
  9. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005

    I saw clips of it on the telark site once,I believe.
    A friend showed me that dvd
     
  10. If you happen to find out where he bought it, I'd love to know! :)
     
  11. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Will do.
    It looked very promo tho.
    I would e-mail Telarc
     
  12. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    If you ever have a chance to see him live, don't hesitate, he puts on a KILLER show, he's SO shy too. I saw him w/ Mike Stern and Dave Weckl at Blues Alley in DC and was BLOWN away, he's got SO much expression in his playing, it's truly an inspiration to see him play. That show also gave me a new appreciation of how musical you can be on the drums, Weckl is a genius.
     
  13. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    I used to have a bunch but I lost many of them in a HD crash.

    Here are some:

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    Liner photo from Steve Khan album "Public Access"
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    The ultimate "lineage" shot:
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    *re-hosted photos as yahoo wasn't havin' it
     
  14. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    Here's a video that I upped of AJ with Simon Phillips and Ray Russell performing "Cosmos" from the Protocol band's album "Force Majeure."
    Another good look at his picking technique.

     
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    That is an awesome shot...all of those basses are gorgeous!
     
  16. Some cool old shots of AJ...

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  17. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    ^Nice Bernie!

    Here's a recently-added vid of the Michel Camilo Big Band performing "Why Not!", one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite Michel Camilo albums, "One More Once." This album is highly underrated. AJ and Cliff Almond are one of the best rhythm sections ever!

     
  18. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    I don't know how to put it other than, Anthony Jackson is a musician who is unencumbered by his instrument, it's like he has a direct wire connected from his brain to the speaker, the bass in no way hinders his creative aspiration, I can't really say that about to many guys, let alone bass players. Also it really helps when his creative aspiration sounds really good to me.
     
  19. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    Now I've got the hankerin' to post more pics!

    AJ in 1981
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    "Career Girl" at the shop
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    AJ & Steve Khan
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    AJ in the 90's
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  20. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    AJ with Steve Khan and Dave Weckl at Club Nefertiti in Gothenburg, Sweden, 1994 (is that a bowling shirt? lol)
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    Steve Khan's "Crossings"
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    Steve Khan's "Headline"
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