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half-time or two-feel with Jaco?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by InfinityJaco, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. InfinityJaco


    Jun 5, 2001
    Is Jaco's "Punk Jazz" with Weather Report a half-time or two (same thing right?) feel when he goes into the walking section (not the intro)? Or is that just considered funky walking?
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    A two-feel just means playing two notes to a bar - so usually on the 1 and 3.

    Jaco is all over the place on the main section of Punk Jazz at different times, but there is also a very slow section which is probably what he means by half time.

    He does play 1 and 3 sometimes and sometimes goes into 4 - with all sorts of fills and syncopations.

    I've discussed this with Chris F before and I think it's what we would call a "broken two feel"

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