Like almost everyone I know Led Zeppelin has had a huge influence on me. Sunday was John Paul Jones' birthday. Happy Birthday John! In honor of one of my favorite bass players I'm adding a Zeppelin track to the playlist.
While maybe not one of the first songs you'd think of as a classic bass track, "Misty Mountain Hop" is one of mine. Like many of JPJ's bass lines this one has both a simpleness and bluesy Motownesque complexity which is his trademark and why I love his playing so much. This is one of those songs that as I dug deeper into it found so much to chew on and have grown to appreciate as an understated masterpiece. Give it a listen and as usual...turn it up!!!
About The Curator - Danny Gordon
Danny's love affair with music started around the time he could walk. He spent countless hours in front of the record player going through his parents collection and experimented with playing violin, piano, and guitar before finding his voice on the bass in his teens.
Danny began playing in local bands in Los Angeles while studying music, eventually landing at Berklee College of Music in 1998. Following his graduation in 2001 Danny returned home and continued his career as a recording and touring bassist, most notably working with former STP singer Scott Weiland.
Danny continues to stay active in the local scene and is a devoted father teaching his children about the music he loves.