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Pick’s Transcription Workshop: Bassist Jaco Pastorius’ Bassline on Dry Cleaner From Des Moines

Jaco Pastorius met Joni Mitchell in 1976. Joni has said in interviews that at that time, around 1975-76 that she wanted a different kind of bass player, a bass player that could play melodies and chords. Well she got that and a lot more. Their collaborations produced some of the most eclectic, melodic, jazz-meets-folk music of the 70’s. This tune is just a straight up Bb Blues.

Jaco’s percolating, bubbling, syncopated bassline is a masterpiece . The way he uses dead notes, accents, and triplets is a master class in rhythm. It’s hard to believe that Jaco has been gone almost 25 years now. Gone but definitely NOT forgotten. Have fun with this. See you next time.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Jaime Vazquez

    Jaime David Vazquez

    April 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Hi Lucas! GREAT JOB as always! It’s very FUN to PLAY! Thanks!

  2. Lucas Pickford

    Lucas "Pick" Pickford

    April 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Right on Jaime! Keep playing man.

    -Pick

  3. Etienne

    April 30, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Great job. Iooks fun to play. I’ll let you know in 10 years!! LOL
    Seriously though. thanks for sharing your hard work.

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