I think Jaco is still alive.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dharma, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    At least, part of his spirit lives in this man:

    Kai Eckhardt of Garaj Mahal.

    Plug in the band to Pandora.com and listen in wonder.
  2. middlebit


    Sep 10, 2005
    He's a great player! Thanks for the link, dude - I've long wanted to look into that band. Only too bad that the first song to come up was 'Cosmic Elevator'... :scowl: Man, I just wish that ride would end REAL quick! :D
  3. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky

  4. Call me crazy....but I don't remember Jaco slapping.
    Hahahaha. Great bass player though, seriously. This is some great music, but Jaco isn't exactly the kind of player that comes to mind when I hear it.
  5. middlebit


    Sep 10, 2005
    Yep, the slapping is not very Jaco - that particular album or band is probably not the best choice to make that comparison. Still, I must agree with dharma, having heard Kai in other situations.His fretless/ballad tone is spot on. For more Jaco-like playing, check out his own stuff or even his work with John Mclaughlin (only watch out for old school slapping and human beat boxing here too!).
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Kai is amazing and definitely has his own sound... but about 6-7 years ago I met a cat in Boston that I could have sworn was Jaco (in the posthumous Elvis-kinda-way)... his name is Danny Pena... :eek:
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, he, Elvis and Morrison jam in Vegas once a month.
  8. I saw them once! Stevie Ray was sitting in that night:p

    edit--Oh my god. Can you imagine what would happen if SRV and Jaco had jammed together? :eek: :bassist:
  9. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    If you think Kai, sounds like Jaco?
    Check out Richard Bona.
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    yeah, you ain't kidding... :bassist:
  11. Bass2x


    Jul 25, 2005
    Saw a video of him performing with a big band at a Jaco tribute. He had all the Jaco signature licks down, only on a 6 string. Same tone too.
  12. hants


    Oct 11, 2005
    tanken yousa for the link :cool:
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