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Anthony Jackson’s bass part on I.G.Y. by Fagen. Very cool.

By November 22, 2013No Comments

Donald Fagen chose Anthony Jackson to play the bass for I.G.Y–his 1982 solo classic. He chose Jackson because the bass part of the song required a master who could show restraint but hit the groove with the right tone at top dead center like a well-timed motor. While it may look a simple bass line, when played it becomes obvious that it requires careful orchestration, range, and articulation. Bass players should play it themselves to appreciate the skill it required.

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Anthony Jackson’s bass part on I.G.Y. by Fagen. Very cool.

MikeSorensen

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