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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tyler Dupont, Oct 13, 2001.
Who else plays funky stuff like Rocco and Jaco ... I mean the fast 16th "dancing" lines.
maybe I need to elaborate a bit.. I wasn't meaning I'm looking for guys that play fast, sheehan and wooten are great but, not what I'm looking for.. not slap either.. really punchy walking lines in 16ths is what I'm looking for.. stuff like the main part of "teen town", or "soul with a capitol S" ; stuff that makes you wanna bounce up and down when you listen to it. trying to avoid jazzy stuff though because I don't know any theory............................... fusion ? is this what I'm looking for ? .. ignore me, I'm a basket-case
If you want Jaco/Prestia-like 70s funky stuff, I'd recommend George Porter & The Meters, Medeski Martin and Wood, Victor Bailey, Isley Brothers, Jamiroquai etc. Also check out recent one-off albums called "Action Figure Party", with Fima Ephron and Flea on bass and "Philadelphia Project" with Christian McBride. There's plenty of bouncy soul to be had there.
Verdine White - Earth Wind & Fire.
Get the classic stuff: All In All, I Am, That's The Way of The World.
Verdine has the best quick hitting fills and transitions in the business (IMHO).
Anything with the late, great Bernard Edwards (Chic) playing on it.
Any Parliament/Funkadelic. 16th note finger funk at it's finest!
Norman Watt-Roy of Ian Dury & The Blockheads on "Hit me with your rhythm stick".
very Teen town-like; continuous 16ths for the verses.
I recall when Tribal Tech's Face First album came out; an interviewer asked Willis about the title track-
"...that bass figure is 'Jaco', right?".
Willis said, "...actually, it's Paul Jackson".
(The part is very Jaco-esque, IMO. No doubt, though, PJ was an influence on JP).
Berlin on Kazumi Watanbe's Spice Of Life and Spice Of Life, Too...very Jaco-esque(IMO).
Anthony Jackson's interactive 1/16th note groovin'/free formin' with Steve Khan's Eyewitness groups...pick 'em up if you can find these quality albums.
...I've heard enough Oteil up front & personal back in the '80s. Even back then, he coulda stepped right in & handled the Weather Report gig post-Jaco. The Aquarium Rescue Unit's "Ain't No Egos Underwater" is one I used to bust my fingers on.
Which reminds me-
...I somehow forgot about Victor Bailey!
(Chris picked me up on that).
And don't forget about Bootsy's 1/16th note Funk with JB!
thanks guys, you've given me tons of stuff to check out.. feel free to keep listing stuff though, I'm a curious person