Is anyone here really familiar with his playing? When I was in NYC this past weekend I went to see him play with John Abercrombie's quartet at Birdland. I thought he was pretty good, but his sound could have been better. It looked as though he had Spirocores on, with very low string height and was relying on a Full Circle pickup for almost all of his volume. In a small club like that, a microphone would have been more than adequate (especially since Joey Baron is the most amazingly sensitive and dynamic drummer I've ever heard). But Johnson's technique was superb, and his style of soloing was so minimalist and tasteful... he didn't show off at all, but it sounded so cool and relaxed. Anyway, I just thought I'd bring up another bassist that doesn't get mentioned a lot on these forums. Anyone have any more insight into his playing?