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Posted by Dann Glenn on December 13, 1999 at 05:44:19:

Hi everyone! Just wanted to drop in and tell Robby Garner that is a great environment for bass players to interact and learn.

For what it's worth may I encourage younger players to focus on composition,tone,fingerboard harmony,and expressing what's really brewing down deep inside....instead of trying to become the next Jaco.

When I read articles referring to Victor and Oteil as the "next" Jaco and Stanley I have to laugh.
Although the aforementioned are wonderful players and contribute much to the world of music,to refer to anyone in this context is to reveal the sillyness of this bass hero crap.

There will never be another well there shouldn't.
Jaco was a dear friend of mine who I miss deeply.
He dug the fact that I didn't have a bunch of his solos and tunes under my belt, opting to write my own music and explore a personal path.

I suggest that you find your inspiration in many different places....and then tell your own story to the world.
Take care and have a great new millennium!!
Dann Glenn

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