Any Paul Jackson fan out there!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sricabla, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. sricabla


    Jul 4, 2003
    San Francisco
    One of the bassists you almost never hear about who is out of this world is Paul Jackson from the early Herbie Hancock Headhunters days. If you get the Headhunters "Thrust" album and the "Return of the Headhunters" album. You will hear Funk at it's
    finest without any slapping or popping. His sound is really thru his fingers.
    Check him out!
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Some of my favorite albums featuring one of my favorite bassists!
  3. paul jackson has to be one of the funkiest men alive. another good headhunters cd is FLOOD. its a live show from japan in '75. he also has an instructional video with mike clark out. anyone know where to find this?
  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    is one bad mother F#%&*R
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Paul is one of my faves too.....I agree with Night Marcher, Flood is outstanding!!!!
  6. sricabla


    Jul 4, 2003
    San Francisco
    Where can I get the Flood album?
  7. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Night Marcher,

    The video you are looking for is called:

    "Rythym Combination"

    I found mine at Sam Ash here in NY.

    It is a pretty good video. They play grooves together and then explain them.

    Part of it is in a studio and the other is live in a club with a band.

    Hope this helps
  8. thanks for the heads up dave....for the live part of the video are they with a band?
  9. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles

    Paul and Mike are in a club in Japan. They play playing with some Japanese musicians. If I remember correctly, they play the tunes (just Paul and Mike) in a studio and explain them. Then they play the same tunes with a full group. I think it was Sax and Keys.
  10. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    Paul Jackson will have me noddin' my head for days.

    check out Herbie Hancock - "Secrets" and "Thrust" awww yeah...

    my favorite bassists of all time:

    Paul Jackson
    Michael Henderson
    Anthony Jackson
  11. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Return of the Headhunters from a few years back is as badazz as the old stuff. And his solo Black Octopus has some great stuff too.
  12. fello


    Nov 11, 2002
    London, UK
    Just saw Paul jackson playing with the Headhunters a couple of days ago at the HOB in Cambridge, Boston.Great show!.Paul is as amazing live as on recordings.Very Very Funky!.ALso is great to see him play with Mike Clark and Bill SUmmers.They 're an amazing rhythm section. TheyPlayed some songs of the new recording and some old classics like "watermelon Man" and Chameleon.
    You could tell by watching Paul that he really enjoys playing the bass in this band.He was playin a custom made ESP bass with 4 strings on the Low end and an additional 5th string for playing above the 12th fret. Similar to the bass that Jack Read of read instruments made for Victor Wooten.ALso they've got a very good and very cute female singer with them, trading the lead vocals between her and Paul.Great SHow! Catch them if you can.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    For those who are interested and live in the bay area:

    Paul Jackson and the headhunters will be playing a free show at the Stern Grove festival in San Francisco august 17 at 2:00.

    click here
  14. defhed2012


    Mar 24, 2001
    So did anybody go to this show? I tried to make it but it took 3 hours to get from sacramento to the show and i completely missed the headhunters and i caught about 30 minutes of War. War was actually pretty good from what i saw and they said that they were recording for a live album. So any comments from anybody that went?
  15. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    Man, I've being trying to get hold of that album for ages!!! You just cant get it over hear!

    I heard somewhere - probably on TB - that it's being re-released?

    Any news anyone?

  16. Try this link, its AMG music guide. You can locate any album and order it. And Flood is definitely a must buy for mike clark/paul jackson fans.

    Man, the only bad thing about those early 70's recordings is the recording of the drums, I wish someone would get to remaster those albums and fix the drum mix, because Mike Clark deserves to be heard properly. He is the Tony Williams of funk!
  17. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    yeah, i'm very familiar with allmusic - fantastic web site - indirectly responsible for a large proportion of my cd collection.

    i;m in the uk mind, so i'll check out the postage etc and go ahead if it's not too outrageous. nice one, ta :)
  18. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I was just digging through my CD collection and found Jackson/Clark record called "The Funk Stops Here." I had completly forgotten about it. It is not a bad record. Kenny Garrett is playing on it as well. Nice stuff.
  19. watspan

    watspan Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    I saw a show a year or so ago called Mike clark's Prescription renewel, PJ, bill Summers, Larry Goldings on B-3, the incredible Fred Wesley on trombone and I forget the tenor player--what a show! Also saw the Headhunters around '75 w/ Brian Auger's Oblivian Express as the opener.

    Can't wait till this fall for the Gov't Mule Deepest End Concert DVD to see PJ play "Chamaeleon" w/ Warren Haynes!!!