[linux-audio-user] OT Good read: James Jamerson -- Interview With The Ghost Of Studio A

Wolfgang Woehl tito at rumford.de
Thu Nov 24 17:49:33 EST 2005

Burkhard Woelfel <versuchsanstalt at gmx.de>:
> Makes me think of Dizzy Gillespie's technique of playing the trumpet.
> As if it wasn't enough to just play that stuff. No, there's got to be
> a way to make it even more impossible.

Right, they got kicks from that I guess. Gordy writes about a session 
where Jamerson wouldn't play the requested downbeat stuff but add 
touches and twists all over the place. He's about to throw him out, 
gives him a last chance to play straight, staring at him during the 
first bars, relaxing as he hears him "behave", turns away and 
-badaboom- hears an outer space lick thrown in, Jamerson all smiles, 
whole studio smiles and Gordy smiles too because he can't other but 
like what he just heard.

> > Burkhard, you play bass too?
> It's my favourite instrument, yes :-)

How do you go about recording it? Whatever bass I record always sounds 
crap, no face, no nrrrk.


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