Since 1970, Anthony Jackson has been paving the way for bass players from the moment he first hit the scene and turned heads with his unbelievable ability. After designing the first 6-string bass (first a Carl Thompson and eventually Foderas), Jackson found his full range and ever since, well, the rest is history. Take a look at his phenomenal playing with these live performances.
This first clip shows the bass player holding it down with Hiromi Uehara's trio alongside Simon Phillips on drums:
In this footage, Jackson joins Michel Petrucciani and drummer Steve Gadd in 1998:
This all-star cast features Harvey Mason on drums, Alex Acuña on percussion, Lee Ritenour on guitar, Patrics Rushen on piano and of course, Jackson on bass: