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Copy of Great Jazz Bassists and their Influence through the Ages
Transcript of Copy of Great Jazz Bassists and their Influence through the Ages
The high school jazz orchestra needed a bassist.
Ray filled the vacancy... and the rest is history!
Track 3: Teen Town
and a huge commercial success...
Listen for the harmonics on the bass and how Jaco attacks each note.
He's playing chords too.
leading the jazz-rock/fusion
movement of the 1970s
Composer, bassist and drummer...
Jaco does it all!
Oscar Peterson - piano
Ray Brown - bass
Ed Thigpen - drums
We Get Requests
Side 2. Track 1. 'You Look Good to Me'
Ray Brown brought You Look Good to me into a recording session.
The trio did a run-through and produced the version on the record.
... pretty incredible.
Peterson has recorded Brown's tune several times since then.
Ray Brown meets Ella Fitzgeral while touring with Dizzy in Southern USA
Ray first met
at a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert.
Brown played with Oscar's trio
Mixed African and Native American ancestry
Family of 10 children
double bassist, cellist, composer
Pettiford broke his arm. It was impossible to play his bass but he could play cello with his arm in a sling.
Tuned in fourths like a bass, Pettiford began his first cello recordings in 1050.
Pettiford considered the pioneer of the jazz cello.
Pettiford played the bass as a solo instrument
fast bebop lines effortlessly
& Dizzy Gillespie
lead a bop group.
Perhaps Pettiford's most
Jaco started out on drums but after injuring his wrist playing football he took up the electric bass.
2 years later Jaco took over the bass in his band, Las Olas Brass.
Jaco developed intricate solos in the higher register.
Use of harmonics gave Jaco more creativity in melodies.
He is considered one of the most influential bass players of all time.
Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
Youngest of 5 brothers.
All members of the
Wooten Brothers Band.
Victor joins Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.
One year after Jaco's death he becomes the first electric bassist to enter the Jazz Hall of Fame
(and one of only 4 bassists total)
Jazz Hall of Fame
Wooten's first solo album, 'A Show of Hands', reinvents the electric bass sound with melodic lines and funky technique.
Wooten is named 'Bass Player of the Year' from Bass Player Magazine for the third year in a row!
You Look Good to Me
live in Prague 1969
Innovative and Influential Jazz Bassists