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  1. Lichlord2112

    Lichlord2112 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2021
    Tulsa, Ok U.S.A.
    Nuff said.
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  2. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
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  3. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    Jaco only needed four letters.
    2tonic, Fialka, J_Bass and 9 others like this.
  4. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    2tonic, Fialka, Crispus and 3 others like this.
  5. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Afc70, Aqualung60, Merlo79 and 4 others like this.
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    He was an innovator. He did stuff with a bass guitar that was new and special and I thought he was the cat’s pajamas when I first started playing the bass and now I’d rather listen to a squeaky ceiling fan than his music.
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  8. Lichlord2112

    Lichlord2112 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2021
    Tulsa, Ok U.S.A.
    • Drugs and the Rat Race...We are all on drugs. They say you must suffer for your art. We as artists suffer the most. Life is a Rat Race, because we are all just rats in a maze. Well, I don't run that race anymore. I escaped the maze. The bass guitar is a very potent drug, once you pick it up, you are hooked for life man. Every time I watch Jaco: The Film, I lose it. This guy went through hell to suffer for his art. And even at his worst, (Bi-Polar is a bitch man, I knew a friend who had it, and I've seen it in public), He kept on pushing it to the limit with his discordant vibes. And it sounds beautiful man. He expressed his pain through his art, as do we all. It is a pain reliever that won't kill us. But we must go through mass pain to get there. Every time I see that movie, I'm like,"Hey man that guy is me! I can even play like him...that's amazing!". And then I look over at a painting of our Lord, and I know where it comes from. And I think to myself, Stairway to Heaven? Man, we're already there!
  9. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    His stuff with Joni Mitchell is fantastic...I was just watching Shadows and Light yesterday and they all sound amazing.
  10. Lichlord2112

    Lichlord2112 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2021
    Tulsa, Ok U.S.A.
  11. drumvsbass


    Aug 20, 2011
    My favorite Jaco years are the Weather Report years, but my favorite Weather Report years are Alphonzo Johnson.
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  12. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    The Jaco book is much better than the documentary.

    ... but then again, most books are better than the movie versions.
  13. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR

    Nuff said:cool:
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  14. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I can safely say Jaco has never been and never will be an influence.
  15. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    I have to give credit for the innovation but it pretty much stops right there.
  16. BassAndCigars


    Apr 19, 2021
    Jaco is huge without question. I have many bass heroes but Jaco is without question TOP of the list. Massive. Enormous player. The tone. The funk. The chops. The cool. 'Nuff said.
  17. Dluxe


    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    How many of you put out an innovative piece of music when you were 24 years old?

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  18. clicked thread to post the same. you got here first. congrats!
  19. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    I pass his park every week driving to the weekly jam (playing hammond though)

  20. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
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