Jaco playing in the pocket with Joni Mitchell

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  2. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    That whole concert was off the hook and the frustration of the brass during Dry Cleaner is palpable. Joni knew exactly what she was doing when she enlisted Jaco. This particular song IS an example of Jaco in the pocket, in a very Jamerson type of way.

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  3. Yes, I was serious, I don't know that I've ever seen him play so subdued before. The band was very good, great of course but sounded like they may have drank too much coffee. :laugh: I'll have to watch the whole concert, thanks.
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  4. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Jaco always had a great pocket in my opinion. It might not have been at the speed a lot of people like but his time was tight.
  5. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    I used to play and sing this song, but not like that! Vocally I got close, but that's about it.
  6. Counterpoint. :laugh:

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  7. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    The original bassline on Freeman In Paris was Wilton Felder, and it too was perfect. Court & Spark is one of the perfect albums in music history in my opinion, not a wasted note on it.
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Terrific video

    Car On A Hill
    is 3 minutes & change of some of the most incredible music I think has ever been produced.
  9. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Yup, you don't sign up players of the calibre of Jaco and Pat Metheny and then limit them to playing root notes and block chords only. She knew what she wanted.
  10. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2020
    Niskayuna, New York.
    In addition to playing complex music at an all-world level, whatever he played was genius. Jaco could play simple r&b patterns so cool and smooth, like no one else. A master is a master is a master.
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  11. I got to perform this fantastic tune and Goodbye Pork pie hat for a singer's final exam at my second year in music school 1997... it was a great ensemble band, great players and we used the shadows and light as a reference for our performances. Great memories.

    I always thought Jaco was in the pocket !?!

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  12. svlilioukalani

    svlilioukalani Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Seattle, Wa
    I love watching that concert.
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  13. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Go find 'Word of Mouth Orchestra.'
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  14. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    There’s an old saying: Like attracts like.

    Take musical genius at the level of Joni Mitchell’s and it’s small wonder some of the best of the best wind up on the same stage with her.
  15. red_rhino

    red_rhino Artful Dodger Gold Supporting Member

    Absolutely! Just a beautiful, wonderful work of recorded art. I still love listening to it. :thumbsup:
  16. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    Sad that too few see it. But yes, I agree!
  17. nbsipics

    nbsipics Ours' is the only Reality of Consequence Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Saw them do that show live. Excellent. How many are still with us now?
    Answer: not enough
  18. logdrum

    logdrum A person! Supporting Member

    He is always in the pocket. He got RnB roots
  19. logdrum

    logdrum A person! Supporting Member

    The guy played drums and those make very good bass players. Nothing surprising here. Even Portraits of Tracy is in the pocket, a heart pocket. Try running a metronome with it. You'll be surprised
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  20. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    O M G !
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