Posted by Basscat on January 07, 2001 at 17:11:32:
In Reply to: Re: Jaco and Flea, What do you think? posted by The Virign Tooth on January 07, 2001 at 05:21:55:
: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.
In addition to playing in very different styles, Jaco was THE big innovator on bass when he came upp in the 70's. He then showed the public what could be done on a bass guitar and was role model for a generation of player that came up in the decades after him. Like Marcus Miller, Victor Bailey, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and others of today's top jazz players. I think today Jaco is probably best known in the bass and in the jazz communities wheras people like Flea has a much broader audience thanks to the genre they're in. Btw, I think Jaco was largely self taught.
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