Re: Jaco's legacy
- From: derek@xxxxxxxxx (Derek Tearne)
- Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:23:57 +1200
Pt <peatea@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sep 2, 12:16 am, de...@xxxxxxxxx (Derek Tearne) wrote:
Here's a younger version of me playing fretlesshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Very cool music.
You look the same.
I don't think it's possible to take a fretless bass out of its case and
not have people *assume* that you're going to sound like Jaco.
Seriously....How many young people today (non-musicians) have even
heard of Jaco?
Good point. I'd say very few, in fact I think it's always been the case
that very few non-musicians have every heard of Jaco. Maybe a higher
number of Jazz afficionados or Joni Mitchell fans, but even among those
groups I'd say fairly few.
Which is why I specified taking the bass out of the case - that usually
happens when there are musicians about (it is already out of the case
when one walks on stage).
But I think you're right, even among musicians only bass players that
read books about bass players probably know who Jaco is. I think I'll
take the fretless along to rehearsal tomorrow and see what the different
age groups say. It's not a Jazz band (general covers) and the age range
spans probably 30 years - except we're not really playing anything
Derek Tearne - derek@xxxxxxxxx
Vitamin S - improvisation from Aotearoa/New Zealand
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