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Saw Pino Palladino last night with the John Mayer Trio

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Treebeard, Aug 17, 2017.


  1. Treebeard

    Treebeard Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2016
    Fuquay, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    Took the woman to see John Mayer for her birthday (I posted previously about my secret plan), and I sat there drooling at Pino's playing all night. I've played bass since '06 and cello since '01, so he didn't play anything I couldn't write or play...but that performance was straight up perfection. No top end, just a flood of everything else.

    Since dating me, my gf has found herself able to pick out good bass playing when it is present and last night was no exception. I told her we should have got backstage passes, where I would have had zero interest in talking to John, and would have felt ill-used had Pino not been present HA!

    Edit: *I didn't intend to brag or disrespect his performance, Pino was just playing simple, complimentary lines without show-offery.*
     
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  2. Treebeard

    Treebeard Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2016
    Fuquay, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    I don't like having my phone out at shows, but I took one quick (sloppy) shot to remember the night.
    20170816_215400.
     
  3. Cool; there was a recent thread with much to-do and John Mayer "unlike".

    Cool that you got to see/hear Pino live, but if you did get backstage, I have a feeling your girls would have clamored to see Mr. John!:roflmao:
     
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  4. joebeadg

    joebeadg

    Sep 1, 2010
    you've been playing bass since 06' and Pino didn't play anything you couldn't write or play? I would love to know you're practice routine
     
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  5. Treebeard

    Treebeard Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2016
    Fuquay, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    Haha I'm referring to the simplicity of lines he played. He wasn't shredding and showing off up there, he was playing great, solid bass. It complimented the music like I hadn't seen live before.
    I DO play 1-2 hours nearly every day though! =D
     
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  6. IMO. there's lots to be said about Pino's simplicity of playing. He's backing a singer/songwriter and prolly was keeping ti tight and in the pocket, complimenting the vocals and the songs themselves, not getting in the way.
    No doubt he could shred it if he wanted to or was asked.

    That's why he makes the Big $$$:roflmao:
     
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  7. joebeadg

    joebeadg

    Sep 1, 2010
    Oh! I see, I was thinking of stuff he played with Don Henly and some others. Playing more simply is just as good! I should practice as much as you, I don't though.
     
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  8. aldaa

    aldaa Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    Alabama
    pino coaxes sounds out of a bass i didn't think were even possible. i'm jealous you got to see him, but happy for you at the same time!
     
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  9. Ing

    Ing

    Aug 2, 2017
    Ewing, NJ
    @OP, I saw Mayer with the Trio on Friday (8/18) and they killed. Pino crushes "Who Did You Think I Was?." During the bridge/guitar solo Pino had some nice runs which had me grooving. Mayer's shows always benefit from Pino.
     
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  10. Treebeard

    Treebeard Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2016
    Fuquay, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    That's my favorite song and they didn't play it when I saw them. >.>
     

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