funny jaco insight from the early wr years

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by narud, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. the man was getting heckled. im listening to a weather report bootleg from 5-30-76 at the roxy (my dad was at this gig!) and jaco takes his normal solo spot. at the start of his solo, some guy in the audience yells "hey,where's alphonso!" then you hear another scream when he starts his onkonkole y trompa harmonic thing. this time its "tune it you stupid rookie!"

    at this point jaco had only been in the band for like a month and at times it shows. but just to think, the guy's catching hell from some bone head in the crowd and ends up becoming a legend. :bassist:
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Maybe it was Alphonso followed by Miroslav?
  3. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    People resist change. Imagine what Victor Bailey probably had to put up with. :eek:
  4. good point. he probably caught hell. the funniest thing on this boot is not just the guy heckling, but the anger in the tone of his voice. the guy calls him a stupid rookie like jaco did something to his mama :D
  5. Did they quiet down after the solo?
  6. the second comment came midway through his solo :D i dont think there was anything he could have done to please those guys. mind you, its only two people that are audible. everyone else seemed pretty pleased.
  7. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    I only thought there where hecklers at Rock n Roll concerts. I thought a jazz audience where smarter then that.
  8. chimp


    Dec 4, 2004
    South Africa
    Well at the time many people who were listening to rock were into jazz aswell and weather report is Fusion.
  9. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    "Dumb all over, a little ugly on the side".;)
  10. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    That's right!
  11. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    It happens everywhere. I've even heard "Play some Skynard!" at a jazz-fusion show...pretty sure that was a joke though ;)
  12. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    Yeah I guess your right. I heard George Harrison got beat up in the early Beatle days because they got rid of Pete Best.
    Stupid Hecklers!
  13. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Judging from Georges Solo work they were probobly right!!!!!!! Bring back Pete Best! :D
  14. chimp


    Dec 4, 2004
    South Africa
    :p :D

    Its not easy to please everyone.
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    But that wasn't a jazz audience. It was a fusion or "Jazz-rock" (hate that label) audience.

    And Jimk, Alphonso followed Miroslav, not the other way round.
  16. thats not what he meant.
  17. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Hell, I've yelled "Whipping Post" at a piano trio gig. (It was a friend's gig, and he appreciated the joke.)

    The thought of Jaco getting heckled is pretty amusing. However, I think that Weather Report was a better band with Alphonso than with Jaco.
  18. johnvice


    Sep 7, 2004
    I saw Jaco live in NYC in about 1982. Needless to say he was stunning. During a solo spot some jackass yelled "Stanley Clarke". Jaco ignored him and the show went on without incident.
  19. hintiflo


    May 12, 2004
    Hi Guys!

    (ma first post here, after reading and learning a lot from you)

    maybe I'ma lil offtopical, but:
    I got a live Bootleg from Richard Bona Band in Stockholm with a funny moment:
    Bona: So, what we gonna play right now?
    someone from Audience: Anything man!
    somebody else: Take 5!!!
    Bona (not believing what he heard): TAKE FIVE!?!
    Keyboader starts with dudup dudup du du, dudup ....
    and Bona starts to SING the Clarinette-Melody for some seconds.

    mfg Florian
  20. It just goes to show that nobody is born a legend - it takes hard work.
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