changed the game EVERYBODY was copping licks from James. They didn't even know who his name, he was just "the motown guy."
changed the game
The_Non said:OK, I'mma pull out a good story for this one told to me by an old jazz head. Guy is talking to Ron Carter and Yusef Lateef outside a jazz club in NYC before they play that night. They're talking and up from the shadows walks the one and only Jaco Pastorius. Mr. Pastorius puts out his hand to Ron Carter and says "Hi, Jaco Pastorius, greatest bassist of all time." Ron Carter: I know who you are muhfucka. Jaco: What, I just...Ron: I know 5 jazz bassists NOT me who are better than you. Yusef: I know 10, you can't even play standup bass and you play jazz!Ron: My last concert you were in the audience dribbling a basketball. (Turns to security outside) If this muhfucka comes inside, I'm not playing tonight. Now that is truly
Been jamming today. These muhfugs could play:Bernard Muhfug Edwards (My Forbidden Lover > Good Times. Yeah, I said it)
James Muhfug Jamerson (The concreat upon which all of Tamla/Motown was built)
Me'Shell Muhfug NdegeOcello (Plantation Lullabies and Peace Beyond Passion)
I don't want to talk about frustrated sax players with a trillion notes. I don't want to talk about muhfugs with more theory than Einstein who want to counter beauty and booty with some tangent into modes. You don't need to tell me why works.
klezmer electro-thug beats said:
...I am also a strong believer in "the greatest _____ has to conquer the popular sphere to be called the greatest". You can be virtuoso and meh at the same time.