Post Number: 71
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 9:09 am: |
Two interesting clips: backstage and playing
1) So Will Lee is an awesome bass player, great vocalist, then he pulls out a harmonica and blows incredible harp . . . awe-insipring.
2) I was thinking, "How intimidating to be playing bass with Will Lee singing" Unless you're someone like Jimmy Johnson (who I've heard mentioned here a lot, but hadn't heard much of musically).
This is a very well-recorded video and the bass sounds great. My idea of the perfect tone for the song. Great players at their craft!
Post Number: 1684
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 10:42 am: |
Here are a couple of clips of Jimmy with Allan Holdsworth. I believe they are from around 1986. The bass sits nicely in the mix and there are some good shots of Jimmy playing.
Post Number: 852
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 12:47 pm: |
Here's one of my favorites of Jimmy playing with James Taylor.
Post Number: 1340
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 1:42 pm: |
How about some funky Jimmy? The solo from 2:00-3:30 is some pretty tasty playing.
Rio Funk with Lee Ritenour. Definitely worth watching until the end, because Phil Perry does something I've never heard another man ever, ever do justice to- he belts out a version of Rock Steady (starting at about 4:50) that would make Aretha smile.
Post Number: 72
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 2:06 pm: |
" The solo from 2:00-3:30 is some pretty tasty playing. "
Um, yeah, you could say that: the hair on my forearms still has not gone down. How is it I've never listened to this guy until today? Wow.
Post Number: 1341
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 3:20 pm: |
Check the showcase section- find Artists and their Alembics and you'll find a long thread on Jimmy Johnson- best part is that Jimmy posts regularly and answers questions, etc.
Post Number: 1682
|Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 9:46 pm: |
Now have you heard of him?
I would certainly not presume to speak for Jimmy, but I get the sense he prefers to let his playing do the talking for him. He does not post a website, and stops in here, where he prefers to speak on a musician to musician basis, for which we are all very grateful. I hope I have respectfully and correctly spoken to this.
The 'Rio Funk' clip is exactly why I always gravitate to guys like Double J and Anthony Jackson: They play to the song.
No doubt about it, he got 'all of it', certainly; but no amount of NAMM-show, super chopped, slap happy fireworks that derails the whole train will EVER replace mature
musicianship that serves the song.
I can accept I could never play like that, I just wish I could have that grasp of inversions and talking from both ends of the neck, something Jimmy has made his own, those leaps are just terrifying.
It did make feel a little better, that just like some of my old gigs, right when you're really mining a groove, somebody has to tack on a cover tune at the end !
J o e y
(Message edited by bigredbass on April 24, 2011)