Re: Jaco and Flea, What do you think?

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Posted by The Virign Tooth on January 07, 2001 at 05:21:55:

In Reply to: Re: Jaco and Flea, What do you think? posted by Basscat on January 06, 2001 at 06:22:49:

: : Flea is a great bass player, but he's not even close to Jaco! And I'm pretty sure he would tell you the same thing.

: I couldn't agree more. I think most bass players would agree that they are not even close to Jaco. At least not as far vision and redefinition of what can be done with a bass guitar. Flea and some other more rock and funk oriented players are good role models and they serve the instrument well in making people interested in actually playing the instrument.

: Peace

: Basscat

Cheers for the enlightenment guys/gals

I understand Flea is a very different type of player,
I was thinking along the idealistic/theoretical line. Jaco learned music and knew what he was doing and therefore why he did it. Flea is seemingly oblivious to the reasons behind what he does. Again, i'm new to this whole thing but wouldn't you say that people that have heard both bass players, especially the young types, tend to be drawn to Flea, not least cause of his facial expressions, but cause he's a good role model (thanks Basscat)and that's what the world needs, that's what bass players need.
I'm in no way Bias so please don't think i'm on a crusade! Would any of you say Jaco is a Bass Player for musicians and Flea is a Bass Player for the public????? it's a kind of whole positive/negative thing. Is anyone getting this? Please let me know what you think!

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