Jermaine is an incredible, and unfortunately a lot of times much underrated, bass player. The track “Bass Odyssey” from his album My Name is Jermaine is just an example of his gifted bass playing. Although Motown didn’t allow Jermaine to play the bass on the Jackson 5 records and his parts were played by session musicians, that doesn’t mean that Jermaine Jackson doesn’t have the chops. When touring with his brothers and on his own, Jermaine’s bass is plugged in and he plays the parts and he proves he’s got some serious chops going when he performs live on stage while singing and dancing.