this post died a tragic death

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by (b)Assman, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. (b)Assman

    (b)Assman Guest

    Jun 22, 2008
    Champaign, IL
    Move along, nothing to see here.
  2. you aren't.

    /thread. ^_^
  3. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've appreciated him, but not really enjoyed him. I like what he did on Joni Mitchell's _Shadows and Light_ a whole bunch. It could turn me into a believer. Other than that, there's a lot to respect, but I reserve the right to have my own opinions and he never really spoke to me. I wish he'd lived long enough to change my mind more than he did with the Mitchell stuff. "Coyote" off _Shadows and Light_ is a favorite of mine.

  4. Delta_Petra


    Feb 26, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I do respect Jaco's skills, but his solo work throws me for a loop. I understand it is jazz inspired, but some of it is just noise, at least to my ears.
  5. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Jeff Berlin FTW!

    Seriously though, I have much much respect for Jaco. I love his first album. I just never find myself listening to him anymore.
  6. Lefty Geek

    Lefty Geek Guest

    Feb 13, 2006
    I'm with you. I prefer to listen to songs, not wanking. It's like listening to Yngwie but on bass. Sure, you can play, but what about the song?
  7. He's not for everyone. And he did his fair share of wanking-Joni Mitchell's 'Mingus' springs to mind(but I love it anyway).
    But maybe give him another chance? Check out Weather Report's album 'Black Market.' In particular, songs like '3 Clowns' really show his sensitive side. It's not always obvious, but he really did care about the music, deeply.
  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I don't believe that anyone has ever posted any opinions about Jaco, pro or con, on this board before.
    then again, I never learned to use the "search" function.

    Sarcastic bassists club member #3
  9. T.O.Bass

    T.O.Bass Guest

    This thread is as doomed as the stickman:

  10. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Oh Im supposed to use a Search feature! You expect me to do the research, eh, eh?

  11. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG!

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    if you had done a search you would have found out a lot faster.:)
  12. (b)Assman

    (b)Assman Guest

    Jun 22, 2008
    Champaign, IL
    I search everything before I post a thread. Every thread on hear about Jaco is people riding his dong. I wanted to see who else dislikes his music or if there was anybody here that wasn't obsessed/impressed with his solo stuff.
  13. RTL

    RTL Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    I agree with "Shadows and Light". Exceptional Jaco performance.

    Loved his first record, and both Joni Mitchell records he played on, and he absolutely KILLED with Weather Report. However, the "Word of Mouth" record, as stated earlier, is full of random noise. Sure, there are some brilliant spots in there, and I can definitely appreciate Jaco's ability to compose and write FOR the song, not to serve him as a bassist... But man... Much of that record sounds like a bunch of preschoolers set loose in the percussion dept at GC.

    (Don't hate! This is only an opinion!)
  14. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Ah, the thread where the monkeys fling their feces at the Taj Mahal and can't understand why it isn't cool like the tree they live in.
  15. *giggles*
  16. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, OR
    death comes to us all orukusaki
  17. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Cant we all just get along?

  18. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    I think the fact that so many bassist here have such impassioned views of him and his music (pro or con) is a testament to the influence he's had on us and our playing.