Classical pizzicato technique seems to be generally a lighter pizzicato with a shorter sustain than in jazz pizzicato, probably because of holding the bow and plucking with the index finger at the same time. Clearly the king of pizzicato long tones in jazz is Ray Brown. Ray explained that he was influenced by hearing Jimmy Blanton with Duke Ellington playing with very large, sustaining tones. He has a wide variety of marvelous, singing long tones, which he seems to have been the one to bring to their highest level in jazz bass playing. When Ray left Oscar Peterson's trio, Oscar said that he despaired being able to find another bass player, who could play such beautiful long tones. Does anyone have suggestions on how to play with a strong, very clear and beautifully sustained long tone when playing pizzicato?