Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Anthony Jackson, An Unsung Bass Hero!

I realized this morning that I had yet to post a blog on one of the true great bass players of our time, Anthony Jackson. This video is of Anthony playing with Jazz greats Michel Camile and Horacio Hernandez. Nobody has done more to bring Afro Cuban beats and melodies into main stream jazz.

My first exposure to Anthonys bass work was decades ago when he worked with Fusion great Al DiMeola. I always thought his melodic bass lines were the magic ingredient to Di meolas International sound.

Check out Anthonys unique right hand technique. Not how I would teach a beginner to approach right hand technique but man does it work for Mr. Jackson!

1 comment:

Nacho Jiménez said...

Somebody playing this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUj-JKdU_UE

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