Eddie Jackson, cofounder of Queensryche, is arguably one of the most underrated bassists of our time!
Mr. Jackson is also commonly known among those in-the-know as “Edbass” and “One Take” both of which speak to his tremendous knowledge and facility on his instrument.
Born in Robstown, Texas in 1961 Eddie came up as a player in a golden era of the instrument which gave us John Paul Jones, Chris Squire, Jaco Pastorius, and John Entwistle – to cite a few who raised and set the bar extremely high for upcoming players.
Eddie Jackson’s sound is reminiscent of Chris Squire – who I’m sure we can all agree was one of the premier players as bassist and anchor for Yes – Mr. Squire’s work needs no introduction!
Eddie “One Take” Jackson clearly embodies the best of the best in progressive music and has always done so with impeccable modesty. His discography is as extensive as his talent. Any time spent listening to Eddie and his work (and his approach to the nuances and complexity of the music) is time well spent for bass enthusiasts as well as “Joe Listener.” Perhaps “Silent Lucidity” says it all. Pun intended!
Eddie Jackson’s weapons of choice include Fernandes, Spector NS-2, Spector 5LX extended range, Tobias 5-string, and Hartke amplifiers, bass cabinets.
My choice tracks which I feel demonstrate Eddie Jackson’s diversity include…