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Essential Anthony Jackson stuff?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by cire113, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. cire113


    Apr 25, 2008
    Can someone please help me with some good anthony jackson stuff to listen to? I have no idea where to start...
  2. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
  3. From the movie Calle 54 Michel Camilo (from within) - YouTube

    Some cuts with Chaka Khan hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNArTCG6j2Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK42oUNyojY&feature=relatedttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFgtPrH9Ckg

    Also, check out the Buddy Rich album "Live at Buddy's Place", and Steve Khan's Eyewitness.
  4. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    Here are a few starters:

    With Steve Khan and Eyewitness-an amazing CD!

    Steve Khan - The Suitcase - YouTube

    With Simon Phillips:

    Simon Phillips - Protocol - YouTube

    On Quincy Jones' Sounds and Stuff Like That project with Herbie Hancock:

    Quincy Jones-Tell Me A Bedtime Story - YouTube

    With Al DiMeola:

    Al DiMeola - Race With Devil On Spanish Highway - YouTube

    With Lee Ritenour:

    Lee Ritenour with Paulinho da Costa Etude - YouTube

    With Luther Vandross:

    Luther Vandross A House Is Not A Home - YouTube

    Anthony has an extremely long discography. You can't listen to too much of a living legend!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste!:cool:
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    My favorite Anthony Jackson was the stuff he played on Chaka Khan's first three solo CDs: Chaka; Naughty: What 'Cha Gonna Do For Me. Those CDs also feature great work by Will Lee, Marcus Miller, Abraham Laboriel, Willie Weeks, and Chaka's brother ---- Stevens.
  6. jsbarber


    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Essential Anthony Jackson? Lots to choose from there.

    There are a number of CDs with:

    Steve Khan - The three initial Eyewitness CDs Blades/ModernTimes, Casa Loco, and Eyewitness (on these Steve Jordan is the drummer). He also played on Public Access,( w Weckl on drums). Headline (half Jackson/Chambers half Ron Carter). Crossings (Chambers on drums). Suitcase (Chambers on drums), and just recently Parting Shot (Chambers on drums, with three percussionists).

    Michel Petrucciani - Trio w/ Gadd on drums, which I really like.

    Michel Camillo - a trio format,(originally Weckl, later Hernandez). There are a number of CDs with Michel. All worth getting.

    There are some recordings with the NYC gang Gadd/Jackson/Gale/Tee/MacDonald. I think Anthony calls this the Pendarvis section, because Leon Pendarvis used them on sessions. You can hear this truly exceptional collection of talent on a variety of things: A live Grover Washington Jr. video, a Quincy Jones CD - Sounds 'n Stuff Like That (an absolutely killer disco title track, w. Chaka on vocals), the Concert in the Park with Simon and Garfunkle (not the entire section, Gadd/Tee/Jackson only).

    If you find Anthony paired with any great drummer (Gadd/Chambers/Weckl) and you will have a special treat, because he is able to lock in something fierce.

    He also appears with Lee Ritenour, Chick Corea, Steely Dan and a variety of other places. All worth checking out.

    I'm sure there's more that I'm not thinking of. He has done a lot.


    Also, the Chaka Khan stuff mentioned above was ground breaking work, and is definitely essential AJ.
  7. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    "For The Love Of Money" and "Give The People What They Want" by The O'Jays both feature some classic Anthony Jackson.
  8. eekmeg


    Aug 15, 2008
    Al di Meola: Flesh on Flesh
    Anything with Michel Camillo
    With Steve Kahn on The Suitcase Live Double CD
  9. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    The concert in central park-simon and garfunkel(!)
    The nightfly-donald fagen(!!!)
    what 'cha gonna do for me,naughty,chaka -chaka khan(!)
    Triangulo,Rendezvous,suntan-michel camilo (!)
    Both worlds-michel petrucciani(!)
    eyewitness, casa loco, the suitcase ,crossings, parting shot-steve khan(!)
    quartet live-roland vasques
    no es lo mismo-alejandro sanz
    signals-wayne krantz(!)
    easy pieces-easy pieces
    Ship ahoy-the O'jays
    hamps blues-lionel hampton
    tuff dude-buddy rich(!)
    Getting even-dennis chambers
    my favorite jango-birelli lagrene
    overtime-lee ritenour
    hard wired-dave weckl
    casino,elegant gipsy,land of the midnight sun(and more)-al di meola
    interspirit-yiorgos fakanas
    Those with "(!)" are those I like better than those without...

    There's more.
  10. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Bumping an old thread rather than starting a new one. I'm on Talkbass about once a quarter now, rather than every 14 seconds as I was from 2004 to 2010. Perhaps that's because I found a bass with which I'm exceedingly satisfied. Maybe it's because my wife and I began to crank out children in 2007 with alarming frequency.

    Whatever the reason(s), I have had a bit o' wine this fine evening, and have been listening to some iPod mix action. I.G.Y. came on and I was admiring the beauty of AJ's bass playing (I'm assuming it's he due to the signature tastiness... if not, please don't tell me, I'd rather be in the dark).

    For me, it's what he adds to tunes like this, "Glamour Profession" and "Time Out of Mind," (again, assuming that's AJ due to style), not to mention the Chaka numbers mentioned already. His passion for his craft is as compelling as the parts he creates. And his personality is always entertaining.
  11. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I just read your post , but the first thing I saw is that I mis spelled 'Django'...:)
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "I.G.Y." & "Glamour Profession" do have similar approaches (big lesson in playing across the barline).
    "Time Out Of Mind", IIRC, Is Walter Becker. I think AJ only plays on 2 of the Gaucho tracks..."My Rival" + "Glamour Profession".
    From The Nightfly, it is Jackon on "I.G.Y." + "Ruby Baby".

    Agree with everything mentioned (hard to beat the Chaka Khan/Steve Khan stuff)...though from an '80s issue of Guitar Player (Fripp is on the cover & contains a lenghty interview with AJ), Jackson mentions the title track from Eric Gale's Ginseng Woman as one of his personal favourites.

    There is also some standout "Pop" stuff from Quincy Jones' Sounds & Stuff Like That!!

    AJ with Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez is a good match, too (Michel Camilo).
  13. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    I would say if you are only going to get one album to start with Steve Khan's The Suitcase. You can hear AJ playing the best tunes from their catalog AND there are 2 killer bass solos.

    If you want a video ABSOLUTELY get the Hiromi Live in Marciac. AJ right now doing all his stuff. Pick- Fingers- Thumb w/palm mute- Volume pedal. Some great close up footage also.
  14. ToBorNottoB

    ToBorNottoB Banned

    Jan 9, 2013
    I think he never sounded better than when he played a 4 string Ripper with Al Dimaola.
  15. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Are you talking about a Gibson Ripper, aka the L-9S bass? When did AJ use one of those [DEL]pigs[/DEL] awesome basses?
  16. chaka, steely, don fagen
  17. Several people have mentioned the Calle 54 with Michel Camilo and El Negro, but I prefer the album One More Once with Michel Camilo and a big horn section. This album is caliente!
  18. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I recall a number of guys that are old enough to have heard/seen AJ play a Gibson back in the day, during his Buddy Rich tenure, IIRC.
  19. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    My favorite Anthony Jackson song is Chaka Kahn's 'Clouds'. I can listen to that bass groove all day.
  20. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    Lee ritenour in festival album. Best aj bossa grooves and rythym section.