Jaco is a phenomenon. He is able to make sounds on the bass that are a total surprise to the sensibilities. Not only single notes, but chords, harmonics and all sorts of nuances with the color of the instrument that when combined and translated through Jaco make for some of the best music that I've heard in a long time. Of course, it's not the technique that makes the music; it's the sensitivity of the musician and his ability to be able to fuse his life with the rhythm of the times. This is the essence of music. On this record Jaco captures some of that rhythm. -Herbie Hancock. This hit me. Hard. I'm an underdeveloped eighteen year old musician who practiced for speed after watching Sheehan, and maintains an incredibly flawless posture and "good technique" at all times. It helps, but now I'm focusing on discovering things (like people, stories, feelings, and myself) through music.