The best recorded bass solo ever (Obviously my opinion)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by 5intheface, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. 5intheface


    Dec 18, 2004
    After much debate, I settled on Jaco's solo from "I shot the Sheriff" off of Live in New York vol. 2

    I'm sure people won't be please with this, but I honestly thank Gid that someone recorded that night and gave us all that perfect solo. It is everything a solo should be and more.
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I thank Gid as well... Gid's a good man.

    Strange, I thought that entire performance was a bit off... then again, Jaco wasn't in his prime at the time... impressive a trio could make so much noise though.
  3. That is a good solo

    I have 3 favorites:

    Jaco - Port of Entry

    Marcus Miller - Summertime

    Stanley Clarke - Overjoyed
  4. Burg


    Nov 29, 2001
    I absolutely love both solo's in Coffee Shop by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  5. Jazzosaurus


    Nov 8, 2005

    A good solo indeed, but in my opinion there are many
    solos from the Live In New York-volumes that
    are just as good or better:

    Freedom Jazz Dance vol. 4
    History Vol. 7
    Dolphin Dance vol. 7
    Sly Shuffle vol. 5
    Equinox vol. 4

    This is my alltime top 3:

    Jaco Pastorius - (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha
    Jaco Pastorius - All The Things You Are
    Jaco Pastorius - So What/Teen Town
  6. "Voices Inside (Eveything is Everything)" by Donny Hathaway with Willie Weeks on bass. :bassist:
  7. 5intheface


    Dec 18, 2004
    Oooh, I'm usually pretty good about the spelling, I wonder how "Gid" got past me.....stupid wrong vowel, that's pretty funny however.

    Oh can I get my hands on more of these Jaco live in new york boots and others? I'm trying hard, but I don't have kazaa anymore and can't seem to find any on the oink-type downloading sites.
  8. pogipoints

    pogipoints Custom User Title Holder

    Dec 5, 2005
    my favorite is Havona.

    a cool solo of a different vein is Friends and Strangers - Dave Grusin, with Marcus Miller on fretless, one of the most melodic solos I've heard.