There seems to be quite a few people liking Jaco. And I'll agree. Jaco is an awesome bassist. However, there is a bassist that is better than Jaco. He may not have some of Jaco's qualities, but he has many that are all his own, and totally unique to him (probably because no one else can do them). And his name is, Bill "The Buddah" Dickens. Hands down, the most awesome bassist of all time. I've never heard anyone with such technical mastery over the bass. I'm not downing Jaco or anything, I'm just saying that Bill Dickens is better. Anyone who has ever heard one of his solos knows that. If any of you don't believe me, check out one of his videos. You can get 'em at Mars Music. He only has 2 videos, but each video includes him doing a bass solo. Check one of 'em out, he'll floor you.