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Anthony Jackson to release his first-ever solo album, with colleague Yiorgos Fakanas

Anthony JacksonHard to believe that after 40 years as a pro, Anthony Jackson is set to release his first solo album this March.

The album, Interspirit pairs Jackson with composer/bassist Yiorgos Fakanas, as well as Dave Weckl on drums, Frank Gambale on guitar, Mitch Forman on keyboards, and Tony Lakatos on sax.

According to a press release from Abstract Logix, the album “features Jackson indulging in two of his greatest gifts: utilizing a flatpick and multi tracks to fully interpret Fakanas’s extremely challenging melodies, and providing improvised bass lines behind the soloists in his singular, inimitable style. Fakanas handles the bass solos and brilliantly shades his compositions to highlight his and Jackson’s contrasting approaches to their instrument.”

Jackson’s career includes recordings from pop, jazz and fusion, including Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, Chick Corea, Quincy Jones and many more. Jackson’s also credited with inventing the first 6-string bass guitar (he calls it the contrabass guitar), with B-E-A-D-G-C tuning.

Interspirit is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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paulwolfe

paulwolfe

Can't wait.

Hopefully it will go some way towards dispelling the attitude that sometimes seems prevalant that playing with a pick is only for 'metal' or rock. Fingers crossed this project reaches the creative heights that AJ hit on the early Chaka stuff….

BassMasta

BassMasta

hes using a pick?

basshardt

basshardt

Anthony has been known to use a pick on some recordings–he very much supports the use of a flatpick on bass. When he recorded ” For The Love Of Money”, he used a flatpick and a Maestro Phase Shifter on the Fender Precision he was using at the time–considered radical by some at the time.

BassMasta

BassMasta

hes using a pick?

basshardt

basshardt

Anthony has been known to use a pick on some recordings–he very much supports the use of a flatpick on bass. When he recorded ” For The Love Of Money”, he used a flatpick and a Maestro Phase Shifter on the Fender Precision he was using at the time–considered radical by some at the time.