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So I played with Ellis last week

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Pacman, Feb 18, 2008.


  1. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    At the National Jazz Historic Park in New Orleans...

    I play in a big band with a really bad piano player, and a suspect drummer. So for 3 tunes, I had a great time playing with this jazz legend. You take your joys when you can get them....

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    Edit: that's a Lakeberg and Baer bass - 7/8 body with a 3/4 scale. Really nice bass (which unfortunately belongs to the US Government....)
     
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    You go, Jon. Ellis is a great player (I heard him here a few years back). I also like the way you blend into the mural. :D
     
  3. WillBuckingham

    WillBuckingham

    Mar 30, 2005
    Hey Pacman,

    I saw some of the Air Force band playing brass-band stuff outside of the Jazz Park last Sunday. I don't know if you were on the gig (I think they had a brass bass) but they were some great players. Wish I would have caught the big-band. Glad to see you had a good time in New Orleans.

    -Will
     
  4. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    That pic reminds me, I'm almost outta eggs..... :bag:

    Prolly shouldn't joke with a guy who could snap my little jazz bassist neck with one hand. :D Good goin', Jon... I love how Ellis plays. Maybe my favorite Marsalis, now that I think of it.

    Nice bass, too.
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

    Shine on that man, my career's fine! I'm moving to Tokyo in a few months, where all I'll be doing is trio work for 3 years, I don't need to worry about hurting figures. Besides, I am the authority figure in the rhythm section! :cool:
     
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Pacman - that sounds like an awesome experience.
    When you play with cats like that, it's hard not to have some mojo rub off...
    (at least that's what I tell myself :D )
     
  7. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Awesome! Hey, you zoomies ever wear uniforms or what? Uncle Sugars Navy put me in whites when I played there!
     
  8. Ike Harris

    Ike Harris

    May 16, 2001
    Nashville TN
    Wasn't that a TV show in the 60's? :D
     
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    That was soundcheck, we actually wore full service dress (coats). Better pics later this week.
     
  10. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Just giving you hell. Man I love playing in New Orleans. Good luck in Japan! Many of my San Antonio colleagues speak highly of you, so I'm sure you'll have a blast!
    GO NAVY!!!!
     
  11. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Connecticut
    Tres awesome!
     

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