I was chatting with some friends about bass players the other day. When somebody asked who the best of all time was I mentioned Jaco and my wife said something like "That's funny, I never hear you listening to that stuff." I thought about it and realised that, actually, I hardly ever listen to him. If I'm being honest, I have listened to Jaco's original solo record about twice in full. I have a great CD called The Birthday Concert but, again, have only listened to it a handful of times. I do listen to Weather Report from time to time. Do any of you guys ever really sit down and listen to Jaco's music for pleasure? If I want to listen to great music for pleasure with great bass tracks I tend to go for stuff featuring Duck Dunn, Jamerson or Bob Babbett. Does this mean I should be naming them when asked about the greatest. To my mind the music they played on beats anyting that Jaco played on. Is Jaco's music simply "better than it sounds" or am I alone in citing him as a hero but never actually listening to his work?