Jansen Barbieri Karn: Sleepers Awake

Today we remember the great bassist Mick Karn, who was born on this day in 1958. The fretless bass legend passed away on January 4th, 2011.

Following the break up of Japan, Karn continued working with keyboardist Richard Barbieri and drummer Steve Jansen on new music.

Here they are performing the Barbieri tune, “Sleepers Awake”. Karn’s fretless work is quite incredible, and that Wal tone is too.

You are missed, Mr. Karn.

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  1. haldo

    Who is the guitarist? Is he playing with an ebow?

  2. It is Steven Wilson

  3. Stef

    Thanks for using this video of my Youtube channel! Love Mick’s playing, and more people should know his geniusness… So I share wherever I can.

  4. This video is awesome. Love the song.Mick looks like he’s just so locked in . It’s also the first time I saw anyone use the edge of a slide like an ebow…. pretty slick.