Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Gubna, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Gubna


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco
  2. Nice!
  3. BassBrass


    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    Excellent doc. Shows what it was like discovering him back then and how revolutionary he was, and how good a musician and writer he was. If his recordings with Joni were all he left behind we'd still be studying him.
  4. pbass888

    pbass888 Up the Irons! Westham United FC--mile high irons Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    yes he is great. still i cant think of another first album in jazz that has such a wide appeal or critical acclaim going back to maybe duke ellington?!!
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Yes, Jacob was a game changer. The electric bass was not the same instrument after people heard him play. The only other bassist with the same impact was Larry Graham. I am not comparing their chops, but thumping and plucking was a technique that changed the bass forever too.
  6. I don't have the time to check this out now, but can't wait to check it out later. Thanks for posting this.

    I used to be one of those guys that thought Jaco was overrated and had an annoying tone and yadda, yadda, yadda... Then I picked up a fretless bass and started listening to Jaco as well as some other guys... Well, Jaco's quickly becoming one of my favourites. Now I love his tone and playing