Patitucci on a Precision!

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  1. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Tribute to Paul Jackson, with Chris Potter, gotta love it.

     
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  2. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    That video was great! It’s so easy to forget how well he grooves on simple bass lines. I have been lucky enough to work with John and some of the other musicians heard in the video a few times doing sound, he is not just a monster musician but a super humble, very nice guy. They all are. And John’s wife is a great cellist.
     
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  3. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Couldn't agree more, re: his musicianship and character.
    Congrats on working with the finest, great memories to have.
     
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  4. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    Thanks, I was in over my head for sure, but learned a ton and everything went ok. He asked me if it was ok if we used his mic on his upright, which was a Neumann, and of course that was ok. The whole time he kept checking in with me to make sure he was giving me what I needed (he was!). That was a great lesson for me in humility and how to treat others. It’s not a mystery why he works constantly and why that work makes so many people smile.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That is a great tribute because it really captures that Headhunters vibe. Paul Jackson, and especially Paul Jackson and Mike Clark, are nearly impossible to copy. As a great as Pattitucci is, and he is truly one of the greatest ever, he treads lightly on trying to sound too much like Jackson.
     
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  6. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    I agree Dr. Cheese, John is wise, and Paul Jackson was a unique groove powerhouse.

    p.s. check the cool move John makes at exactly 3:30 (start before) and how Chris Potter immediately gently quotes John's line.
     
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  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I will check it out again.
     
  8. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Anybody who's album that's going to be on?
     
  9. Samatza

    Samatza

    Apr 15, 2019
    Australia
    That sounds so cool. Patitucci sounds good on anything, what a player and a great guy too.
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I wish I knew!
     
  11. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    yeah, I was gonna say it's a very oblique reference to Paul Jackson; Pattitucci isn't really doing a great job of copying PJ, it's more like he's making an homage by tangentially referring to something PJ might have played

    ...once. :)
     
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  12. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I listen to ‘Thrust’ a lot, and my self-taught, non-pedagogical musician brain hears it as Paul being another percussion instrument playing with, against, inside of Mike Clark’s bizarre drumming.

    It’s not the notes/patterns/style that singular players like Paul emit. That can be analyzed/learned in some ways ... it’s that a musician would come up with that stuff in the first place, and execute it so flawlessly on record.

    Because of that last part, and this clip exemplifies it, that headspace/approach/combination of players that originated ‘the thing’ is almost impossible to replicate.

    I try to get just a smidge of it.
     
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  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think most Paul Jackson inspired performances end up copying his Precision with rounds tone and playing a few licks that Jackson might have played. The actual Paul Jackson style left the world with Mr. Jackson.
     
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  14. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Having ‘a thing’: so much more difficult/rare than just being proficient at an instrument, which is hard enough for one lifetime.
     
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