Michel Petrucciani-Steve Gadd- Anthony Jackson Trio Live in Tokyo

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Blackbird, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'm listening to this recording right now and I think it's amazing. Needless to say, the musicianship on this recording is off the chart.

    AJ's playing is full of subtle nuances, but his solo on "Little Peace in C for U" sounds really muddy to my ears. I think it has less to do with the quality of the sound, which works fine in the ensemble, but with the fact that it's all played on a very low register.

    Opinions on the recording and impressions on the solo?
  2. This is a nice album. The individual playing is undoubtedly amazing, but the sound of the ensemble is equally amazing. In regard to AJ's solo, I think this is one of the FEW solos he's recorded. (I heard he hardly takes solos.) It is a little muddy. I like how he plays some of those low dissoonant notes in his solo. It has the effect of creating tension in the harmony rather than a "solo" per se.
  3. I really enjoy listening to the interplay between these performers in the intimate set. As far as AJ's solo, I don't critique anyone, now if you wanna put one up your own for us to potshot go for it..
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I don't critique anyone either, but I think I'm entitled to an opinion.

    And I wouldn't put anything up for people who have a "pot shooting" agenda before even hearing anything.

    Jeez, I could swear I was praising AJ...:rolleyes:
  5. Great recording. Before getting it I didn't know what a fine composer Petrucciani was. I also like this recording because it proves that the electric bass can sound awesome in a straight ahead jazz format.
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Anyone have Petrucciani's Both Worlds? I almost picked it up this weekend...
    Both Gadd & Jackson + Bob Brookmeyer on valve 'bone, etc.
    "Looks" like a winner.