Originally Posted by 4mal
Guy's who just blow me away with their ability to just groove - not necessarily way out front, but just make the song smoke ...
Lopsey Lu - Hey that was like 74 ? 75 ? and Stanley could do that way back then ? OK - so he's a 'little out front' on that one ...
and speaking of Stanley - Light as a Feather - the whole thing. I mean I could pick the title track, but then there's Spain and the rest of it ... damn!
Jaco - my fav Jaco stuff isn't the over the top - out in front solo stuff. I really, really dug what he did with Joni Mitchell. Just smoking playing.
+1 on Jaco/Joni although most any Jaco is top shelf.
One day, I too will be able to play "Blackbird" on fretless without cringing.
Decent guitarding on Lopsy Lu too. Wish I could have caught one of those
Originally Posted by tomkatf
Jack Casady's live (!)playing on "Bless It's Pointed Little Head" , esp. "The Other Side of This Life", he carries/pushes the band on throughout the entire album ... (not sure about the singing though)...lol... just great playing and tone...
Most any Jack is great.
White Rabbit was the one of the first things that came to mind when I saw this thread for some reason.
Originally Posted by jimmtimm
John Paul Jones-Heartbreaker
The guitar riff gets your attention, but listen to that overdriven Jazz Bass!! Yeah!
Tough to go wrong with JPJ, too.
The other first one that came to me for this was Jimi's "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) "