Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius

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With one album, this self-titled first release, bass phenomenon Jaco Pastorius was catapulted into the position of the greatest electric bass player that ever lived. Officially discovered by Blood, Sweat & Tears drummer Bobby Colomby, Jaco’s revolutionary use of the bass as a solo instrument made him one of the most compelling instrumentalists of the electric era. Indeed, this record marked a turning point in the history of music–from the period before Jaco Pastorius and the period since.

Personnel includes: Jaco Pastorius (bass); Sam Moore, Dave Prater (vocals); Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Peter Graves (bass trombone); Peter Gordon (French horn); Hubert Laws (piccolo); Max Pollikoff, Arnold Black (violin); Julian Barber, Al Brown (viola); Kermit Moore, Beverly Lauridsen (cello); Herbie Hancock (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Alex Darqui (Fender Rhodes piano); Homer Mensch (acoustic bass); Narada Michael Walden, Lenny White, Bobby Economou (drums); Othello Molineaux, Leroy Williams (steel drums); Don Alias (bongos, congas, bells, okonko y iya, afuche, percussion).

Tracklist

01. Donna Lee
02. Come On, Come Over
03. Continuum
04. Kuru/Speak Like A child
05. Portrait Of Tracy
06. Opus Pocus
07. Okonkole Y Trompa
08. (Used To Be A) cha-cha
09. Forgotten Love
10. (Used To Be A) Cha-cha (Previously Unreleased) (Alternate Take)
11. 6/4 Jam (Previously Unreleased

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4 Responses to “Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius”

  1. m.sloan says:

    Mediafire link says no file. Love your site, especially the jazz recommendations.

  2. BA says:

    link works fine for me. Got the Jaylib “Strip Club” sample on here!! Opus Pocus!

  3. Cliffo says:

    Pastorius and then Miller, it’s getting really groovy here. Keep up!

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