In this video I answer two questions posed to me on twitter (click the link to see my Twitter):
Who is your biggest influence? and What was your most memorable concert?
Check out the video, but as a friend suggested I do, I want to link to a few videos highlighting the people I’m talking about and give you an idea of where I came from, musically speaking.
Jaco Pastorius in one of my main influences on the bass, here is a video of a solo performance he gave at a festival in Berlin in 1979:
This next video is of Jaco’s composition Continuum and the chorus sound you can hear is from Jaco playing the whole song TWICE! yeah, that’s right, the full piece was a composition and he played it TWICE! Incredible.
This next piece is called Hejira and was from Jaco’s collaboration with Joni Mitchell. It’s utterly beautiful. I have listened to this piece literally thousands of times. It inspires my dreams and touches my soul.
This is the Josef Zawinul show that I saw (not quite the same lineup) but you get the idea of the virtuosity, the BADASS grooves, Zawinul was a pioneer and just a powerhouse in jazz.
This is one of my favourite clips of Chris singing Black Hole Sun, to from the tour I saw him on but it entered my heart so deeply.
Thanks for checking this out! If you’ve made it this far, please feel free to share this, leave a comment, and let me know if you dig it!
Peace and love,