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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Jiles, Jan 2, 2002.
...no argument from me!
The first 3 Chicago albums are essential, IMO(really everything up to Chicago VIII).
"Beginnings" has a very nice bassline; then there's the Rock'd/Latin-ish bass inprov-in during the ending 'jam'.
"Questions 67 & 68"...balls-out Rock.
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"?...a nice shuffle with a couple bars of 5/8 thrown in.
...Cetera begins with some double-stops(Root-5), launches into a 1/16th note Rocco frenzy, & then hits on jamerson-ville during the verses. All that happens within the first 2 minutes of the tune!
I'm drawing a blank___________; there's a nice 3/4 time Swing tune on either the 2nd or 3rd album(I'll have to check).
From the 8th album, "Brand New Love Affair, Parts 1 & 2"...Part 1 is a Jazzy Blues, Part 2 is a R&B/Funk-Rock kicker. It's bad!(IMO).
The "pop" hits, like "Saturday In The Park", Just You 'N' Me", "Call On Me"...classic!
So, it's apparent that Cetera was a fit enough musician to cover a lotta territory(too bad he left for the 'greener' pastures of being a solo artist).
BTW, two other guys from the same era that 'fly under the radar'(nowadaze, at least)-
there is already a thread about underrated bassists, please post it there, as there is NO reason to have 2 of the same threads going at the same time. Thanks