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Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2233
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

It seems that most pro players always seem to cover 'Teen Town', Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten are two that come to mind but I have never heard any cover versions of 'River People', although it may sound easy on the ear it certainly isn't on the hands!. Or any other notable bass songs featuring Jaco. Ones that come to mind are 'Punk Jazz', 'Port of Entry','Barbary Coast'
Have as anyone on here hear of anyone doing these covers or others I have not mentioned?
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2049
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post

Not heard of anyone doing covers however Barbary Coast is probably my favorite. It just grooves.

Intermediate Member
Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 162
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

Marcus Miller did a nice version of Portrait of Tracey, playing bass clarinet on it as well.
There is a Recording of Three Views of a Secret with Oteil Burbridge playing a beautiful intro.
Also I was actually at a live Concert once in Japan, with Victor Wooten and Oteil Burbridge and they were playing River People. It was a great Version.
There are clips on youtube of a Weather Report tribute Band featuring Scott Kinsey, Hadrien Feraud and others. They are also playing Port of Entry.
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 774
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 6:02 pm:   Edit Post

'Play that Funky Music' is the one we always cover!!! And don't forget 'Brick House'!! assuming 'pro player' means what we do for money.
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2234
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 1:09 am:   Edit Post

Pro player...I guess we all are but what I really mean is those guys at the top end of the ladder.
Chrisalembic...I will check those covers out..sounds interesting
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 1055
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 6:25 am:   Edit Post

Michael Manring did an astounding Teen Town on Bass Day

Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3559
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 6:38 am:   Edit Post

I have a couple of CDs by the jaco pastorius Big Band featuring a host of well known bassists playing through Jaco's back catalogue. not sure if they count as 'covers' though.

Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1399
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post

Here's the "Port of Entry" with Hadrien Feraud that chrisalembic mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC_OTTNjbfE
Senior Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 1051
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 8:33 pm:   Edit Post

That's awesome!!! Makes me want to limber up my fingers and get back to some serious practicing again! Those were the days... ;)

Great players always inspire us mere mortals!

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