Jaco Casts a Long Shadow

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    It is striking how huge Jaco’s influence is on young Jazz oriented bass guitarists. Hadrien Feraud, here earlier in his career, I believe, consumed Jaco before establishing himself, and the same is true of so many others. Jaco compositions and songs on which he played bass have become standards for up and coming bassists. I know I am saying nothing new, but it is striking how Hadrien Feraud totally nailed Jaco’s vibe on that video.
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The same could be said for Terence "Geezer" Butler in the world of Heavy Metal.
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I just wish they all didn't go for that bridge pickup thing. Loved Jaco's playing but I never dug that bridge pickup thing. Not bassy enough and too barky for me.
  4. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    My thoughts exactly. When Jaco did it, it was a technical breakthrough because you can make the bass "speak" with less effort. But all lot of his recordings (especially the earlier ones) actually have a somewhat fuller, rounder tone than what his followers all choose to imitate.
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