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Contemporaries of Jaco...?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Rudreax, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Rudreax


    Jun 14, 2008
    New York, NY
    After going through this thread: For those of you who don't 'get' Jaco..

    Some people posted videos of great players and recordings from the time Jaco was big (let's say'76-'83). Just wondering, who are some other players and some recordings that might not have been remembered because of the massive shadow Jaco may have cast? That also includes other big players, like Stanley Clarke and NHOP.

    All genres/players are cool, with a slightly focus on jazz bassists.
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Bunny Brunel. Apparently, when BB met Jaco he said "I hear you play like me."

    Also, Marcus Miller was originally blasted as a Jaco clone from what I've heard.
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  3. Miroslav Vitous, Michael Henderson, Paul Jackson, Buster Williams, Dave Holland.
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  4. Percy Jones - Brand X
    Alonso Johnson - Weather Report before Jaco, Billy Cobham, solo, Santana
    Ralphe Armstrong - Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jean Luc Ponty
    Will Lee - Brecker Brothers
    Abraham Laboriel - Lee Ritenour, Al Jarreau, sessions
    Jimmy Johnson - Wayne Johnson Trio, Flim and the BBs, Allan Holdsworth.
    Verdine White - EWF influenced a lot of players
    Anthony Jackson - Al Dimeola, Steve Khan Eyewitness, sessions
    Tim Landers - Billy cobham, Al Dimeola
    Moe Foster - Jeff Beck, sessions
    Wilber Bascomb - Jeff Beck
    Victor Bailey - Weather Report after Jaco
    Tom Fowler - Zappa, Jean Luc Ponty
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  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    That was the first name I thought of when I read the OP. If Jaco had never existed I have no doubt Bunny would have completely blown people's minds. But because Jaco had already (albeit only just recently) established himself as the icon/paradigm of an ultra-fascile electric bassist with dazzling jazz chops, Bunny's impact was diluted...if even noticed.

    To some extent I think the same could be said about Jeff Berlin.
  6. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Great idea for a thread!

    According to Wikipedia "1976 in music" (what a year!!!) Jaco Pastorius was released the same month and same record label as Secrets by Herbie Hancock, featuring Paul Jackson on bass.

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  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Randy Tico.
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  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...all good ones mentioned.

    Some more.
    Mark Egan w/ The Pat Metheny Band
    Andy West w/ The Dixie Dregs
    Rick Petrone of the Jazz-Rock band, New York Mary.
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  9. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    I think Esperanza Spalding is the genius bassist/musician of our time.
  10. Rudreax


    Jun 14, 2008
    New York, NY
    I fully agree, but I'm really focusing on the players that were active when Jaco was also around.
  11. Blueinred


    Mar 12, 2009
    Greater Cincy
    Chuck Rainey - played with everybody, from jazz to pop
    Rocco Prestia - Tower of Power
    Eddie Gomez - Breckers, others
    Marc Johnson - Bill Evans, Eliane Elias, Jack DeJohnette
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  12. Listen to this and be prepared for a massive eargasm. :D

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  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Have you posted this before?
    If not, someone did...and I promptly ordered it!
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  14. I'm pretty sure a did a long while back. I tend to flog my favorites unflaggingly. :smug:

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