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Jaco & The Chicken

With John Scofield on guitar and Kenwood Dennard on drums.

I once posted this somewhere in the comments at Nightsky’s place before I started the present endeavor. I had been meaning to get back to it. This is from a 1985 instructional video The Modern Electric Bass.

There are a lot of versions of The Chicken out there, but this is the best one I know. This could work with many different drummers, but the John/Jaco combination is particularly good. Jaco really brings out the best in John Scofield.

Jaco was already neck deep in his bipolar disorder when this video was made, and living homeless in NYC. About two years later he would die in Florida from head trauma after getting beat up by a bouncer.


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