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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by FractalUniverse, Mar 7, 2002.
Best fretless song you have heard. I just wanna know.
i really like mingus' haitian fight song or anything by manring or jaco. also i like marcus miller's cover of goodbye pork pie hat.
I'll have to go with Jaco playing on Joni Mitchell's album 'Hejira'. My two favorite tracks are "Hejira" and "Refuge of the Roads".
"continuum" by jaco...very cool song.
The first fretless song that ever hit me was Pete Townsend's Give Blood with Pino Palladino on bass and Simon Phillips on drums.
Amazing, especially since they (wrote?) and arranged that one pretty much on the spot.
I didn't know Jaco at that time, but even now that song still touches me more than most others.
John Taylor's fretless line on "Save A Prayer" was probably the first fretless thing I paid attention to. It still sounds pretty good.
(at the moment) Michael Manring's "La Sagrada Familia".
For some reason, certain dynamics of the tune remind me
of Al DiMeola's "Race With The Devil on a Spanish Highway".
I'm giving the nod to Pino Palladino again, this time for "New York Minute" of the Eagles.
All of the above, plus "Closer", "Radioactive" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Firm with Tony Franklin on bass.
Technically I wouldn't consider it the"best" but it's my favorite....
I Love Women - by Lou Reed - not sure who the bassist is.
I, too, love "La Sagrada Familia."
Les Claypool's version of the Meters' "Tippi Toes" It's not that amazing, but it's my fav. for some reason.
It may not be the most technical, but I've always been partial to Hey You from Pink Floyd.
"diamonds on the soles of her shoes" - paul simon
I think it is Fernando Saunders.
I was going to say about the same thing. There's some amazing fretless stuff all over "Graceland". What's the name of that bassist again?
can't forget "oceans" by pearl jam.
i was ecstatic when i taught myself how to play it!
i must also add Dog eat Dog and every Joni Mitchell album Jaco played on...wow...larry klein's great too
Probably one of my all time favs is Jaco on "A Remark You Made", specifically the live version from the album '8:30'. That was probably the one song that influenced me the most to start playing fretless as well.
Gotta go with Jaco on Weather Reports "Havona". What a groove! What a solo!