I just picked the new Zeppelin DVD and, man, if John Paul Jones isn't completely outstanding on everything! I haven't been listening to much Zep lately, and the studio albums are a slightly different animal anyway, but these new live releases really showcase some of the finest electric bass playing I've ever heard. I was completely knocked out by his playing on tracks like "In My Time of Dying". His fretless work is really great - I hadn't noticed that before. Why are we not worshiping this man like he deserves? Everybody raves about James Jamerson (who was indeed great as well) but JPJ did exactly the same sort of thing in England throughout the '60's playing on probably half of the top 40 singles of his day with a huge range of artists. Somebody should be writing books about him and transcribing his great lines. Anyway, I was completely knocked out by his playing on the new DVD and must admit I'd forgotten just how fantastic a player he is. I think he deserves a lot more recognition than we all have been giving the guy. IMO he truly deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Jaco and Jamerson (and Osborn, although many of you might not put Joe up there too).