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  • Bass Transcription: Anthony Jackson’s Bass Line on Michel Camilo’s “We Three”

    Bass Transcription: Anthony Jackson’s Bass Line on Michel Camilo’s “We Three”

    Anthony Jackson is one of the most versatile bass players in the music scene and a real innovator in the 6-string bass (or contrabass guitar) that he developed in the seventies. He is known as a session musician working with artists like Diane Ross, Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, and Steve Khan, but he made a... »

  • Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

    Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

    Fodera revealed their fourth and final Masterbuilt bass for the year, and it’s incredible. The Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid combines two signature instruments to pay tribute to their respective owners: Victor Wooten and Anthony Jackson. “Not only are these two artists pioneers in their craft, but also in instrument design through our collaborative relationship,” the... »

  • Hiromi Uehara Trio Project: Flashback

    Hiromi Uehara Trio Project: Flashback

    Hiromi’s “Trio Project” is one I’ve always loved, thanks to some monster musicians. The trio took the stage on July 25, 2015, in Japan, with Anthony Jackson on bass and Simon Phillips on drums. Here’s their performance of “Flashback” from that show. »

  • Your Top 10 Bass Albums

    Your Top 10 Bass Albums

    Q: I’m curious. What are your top 10 bass albums. What albums do you think everybody should hear? A: I hesitated to answer this because of the inherently subjective nature of the question. My top 10 albums are not likely to coincide with yours, but I ultimately decided that for that reason alone, I should... »

  • Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has turned his talents to to the work of prolific singer/songwriter Paul Simon. His latest book, The Best of Paul Simon for Bass, features bass lines created by some of the greatest: Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin and Bakithi Kumalo on fretless bass. The book includes 12 songs: Mother and Child Reunion Me... »

  • Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances

    Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances

    Several dates of Hiromi Uehara’s trio concerts have been rearranged after the pianist announced that bass legend Anthony Jackson has suffered a medical emergency. Details are slim, but Hiromi posted the news to her Facebook page: “We regret to inform the public that Anthony Jackson is experiencing an unanticipated medical situation,” a statement read. “As... »

  • Hiromi Trio Again Showcases Anthony Jackson’s Talents

    Hiromi Trio Again Showcases Anthony Jackson’s Talents

    Prolific bassist Anthony Jackson, particularly well known for his contrabass playing, has again collaborated with Japanese pianist/composer Hiromi and drummer Simon Phillips on Hiromi’s 10th album, Spark. The trio has played and recorded together for five years, with Spark being its fourth album. The collaboration may last for awhile, according to Jackson (Paul Simon, Steely... »

  • Anthony Jackson with Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods and More: Wamba (1990)

    Anthony Jackson with Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods and More: Wamba (1990)

    Legendary saxophonist Phil Woods passed away on September 29th, 2015, prompting Rick Suchow to go through his vast video library and share this gem, which was recorded in 1990. Anthony Jackson “shows his Latin Jazz side on the tune ‘Wamba’ (written by Salif Keita),” Rick shared. What an all-star cast on this video too: Dizzy... »

  • Akiko Yano with Anthony Jackson: Water Ways Flow Backward Again

    Akiko Yano with Anthony Jackson: Water Ways Flow Backward Again

    Anthony Jackson is an absolute master of the bass. Besides creating some of the most memorable bass lines ever, he has deeply explored harmony and timbre on the instrument. Here’s a jaw-dropping performance of “Water Ways Flow Backward Again” with pianist Akiko Yano and drummer Cliff Almond from 1999 that proves the depth of his... »

  • Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Today is the birthday of one of the long-time bass greats, Anthony Jackson. With a catalog as large as his, it is hard to pick a video to share. But this one is just so remarkable. This is Lee Ritenour’s band performing “P.A.L.S.” In addition to Ritenour and Jackson, the band includes Harvey Mason on... »