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Jaco Solo cover tunes

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by babaseen, Sep 25, 2008.


  1. babaseen

    babaseen The BJFE Blueberry for sale Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    This is a post I've been meaning to start for awhile now. Basically I am interested in all the "covers" Jaco quotes in his solo playing (unaccompanied) that has been recorded. To get it started (with some obvious ones to get those out of the way, but I'm more interested in some of the "not so" obvious)...

    Donna Lee - Charlie Parker
    Dexterity - Charlie Parker
    Blackbird - The Beatles
    Third Stone from the Sun - Jimi Hendrix
    Alfie - Dionne Warwick
    Sound of Music - Rodgers & Hammerstein
     
  2. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    IIRC he liked to quote Louie Louie sometimes, often accompanied by distortion and feedback. I think some of the later 'bar' recordings capture him doing a lot of this type of thing. Haven't listened in awhile so I might be mis-remembering.
     
  3. studioblogic

    studioblogic

    Sep 2, 2008
    "If I only had a brain" was one of his favorites.
     
  4. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    the 3rd phrase of Jaco's solo on "Havona" quotes the bassoon line from the opening of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps"
     
  5. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    Also quoted by Jaco in Joni Mitchell's "Talk to Me"
     
  6. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    He quoted Tommy Cogbill's great bassline to 'Funky Broadway' quite a bit IIRC.
     
  7. babaseen

    babaseen The BJFE Blueberry for sale Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    OK I give up, name this tune...I tried my memory banks and searched the net but I can't find a clue. What tune is this? Where does it come from, a TV show a movie...please help before I go off the deep end.
    Thanks...but ya'll have to probably been "Born in the 50s" to know:)
     

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  8. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    It doesn't sound remote familiar to me. Sorry.
     
  9. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    "Holiday for Strings", written, I believe, by David Rose, the same guy who composed "The Stripper."
    (I was born in 1957.) :D
     
  10. babaseen

    babaseen The BJFE Blueberry for sale Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    Doug;
    Thank you very much, you just made my day!
    It's from the Red Skelton Show which I remember now that you loosened the brain cramp.
    --Tom
     
  11. In terms of standards, he often quoted the first bar or two of "Invitation" - and interestingly, his m7 ostinato on that tune was/became one of his signature riffs.

    Good idea for a thread. That short little mp3 above is the perfect example of Jaco's attack. Each note is just pronounced perfectly.
     
  12. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    Great thread!

    BTW from what Jaco album is that live recording?
     
  13. He quoted the melody of What's if all about Alfie in his instructional video and a few other lines of Jemmots.
     
  14. babaseen

    babaseen The BJFE Blueberry for sale Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    Live from the Players Club...last track, Early Slang
     
  15. babaseen

    babaseen The BJFE Blueberry for sale Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    Sing A Simple Song - Sly and the Family Stone
    Had to Cry Today - Blind Faith
    Them Changes - Buddy Miles
     
  16. Oric

    Oric

    Feb 19, 2008
    Georgetown, Kentucky
    I have played this on local television on tuba. One of my proudest moments.
     

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