This thread is as much about a bassist as it is about recordings, so I'm not sure where to post it. So I'll do what everyone else does: Post it here and let the mod figure it out. While Motown did provide Jamerson with an outlet for his creativity and material so he could be recognized (How many unique voices are not heard because no one started a successful record company in their town?), It also limited him because he was bound to the stylistic confines of Motown music. I think we must dissociate Jamerson's personal voice from Motown as we have dissociated Jaco's voice from Weather Report's (It's easier with Jaco because of his solo work). SITSOM, the book, has a list of some of JJ's non Motown credits. He seems to have recorded with Yusef Lateef, Quincy Jones, John Handy (Former Mingus sideman, on an album called Carnival and Stanley Turrentine, among others (most probably). Since Jamerson was a jazz lover, I feel we might be missing a very important piece of information about him. Has anyone heard any of these recordings? Does anyone know of any Jamerson Jazz recordings? The truth is out there.