Good Love Is On The Way :: John Mayer :: Pino Palladino

I’ve been a fan of Pino Palladino since I first heard his fretless playing on Paul Young’s Wherever I Lay My Hat and Tear Your Playhouse Down.   There were quite a few UK fretless players in the 80s but Paul Young’s record was the first time the bass was so far forward in the mix in a pop tune.  Pino went on to play with so many great artist.  The Pino Wiki is worth a read.  It’s a who’s who of pop music.

One of my favourite records from the last few years is The John Mayer Trio – Try.  It’s a live recording with Pino and Steve Jordan on drums supporting John’s guitar playing and singing.  I expect  John’s playing on this record surprised a lot of people who were used to hearing his Top 40 pop tunes.  He can play!

I decided to lift and transcribe this tune to get a better insight into what Pino does.   Continue reading