Efficient? Supremely so. Exciting? Well... but perfectly played!
Jazz bass wizardry so astonishing that it is mostly pointless.
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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".