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JustABluesMan wrote on Jul 19th, 2010 12:00am

Shame he got into drugs and alcohol. :/


Salute to Jaco wrote on Sep 13th, 2008 4:46pm

Well, try his first, self titled one. It's great, with alot of catchy, grooving tracks, and soft jazz too. Also, try Punk Jazz, although it's not on itunes and oherwise hard to find.


iftah kary wrote on Sep 10th, 2008 2:19pm

i have a question...who can tell me about good album of jaco?


jazz_rock_feel wrote on Mar 15th, 2008 6:47pm

Neither me, I'm totally pumped for it though. Mine should be here 4 days after yours (if current trends continue).


anarkee wrote on Mar 13th, 2008 10:00pm

Anyone seen the article in Bass Player about the discovery of the "Bass of Doom?" I haven't gotten my issue yet :sad:


Metalology wrote on Feb 10th, 2008 1:00am

B C D... B C D G!


jazz_rock_feel wrote on Jan 6th, 2008 4:47pm

It wasn't THAT long ago. Only in September. Skin cancer if memory serves.


thefitz wrote on Jan 5th, 2008 4:23am

I actually have a minus-one Jaco book with a CD (so I can play along to Birdland, Teen Town, 3 Views, etc without the bass!) but the tabs are so, so wrong. Hell, there's even a tab of Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - a song Joe Z wrote when he was with Cannonball Adderly.

BTW, I know it was a long time ago, but I only recently found out that Joe Z had died.


jazz_rock_feel wrote on Dec 30th, 2007 1:53am

If you want challenge after mother fucking challenge, check out The Essential Jaco Pastorius. http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Jaco-Pastorius/dp/ 0634017675/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=119 8979526&sr=8-2

It has most of his best works in it, including Donna Lee, Chromatic Fantasy, Birdland, The Chicken, Portrait of Tracy, Continuum, Come On, Come Over, etc.

It's brilliant. Challenging, but brilliant.


anarkee wrote on Dec 29th, 2007 4:36am

I just got Punk Jazz for Christmas--very good cross section of Jaco's career. Would recommend it esp. if you are thin on his other recordings.


Forcemaster wrote on Nov 27th, 2007 11:02pm

Just bought Heavy Weather and Jaco's self titled today.
Absolutely outstanding. Kuru/Speak like a child has such an unbelievably good bassline.


sinan90 wrote on Oct 19th, 2007 10:20pm

JeffWiredBeck24 wrote on Oct 3rd, 2007 11:50pm:

Has anyone hear ever heard Trio Of Doom? It's a one-off live show with Jaco, John McLaughlin, and Tony Williams.


sinan90a wrote on Aug 25th, 2007 9:10am:


There's a new CD out with Jaco, John McLaughlin and Tony Williams, from there one off gig in Cuba and it is seriously amazing. If you find the "Trio of Doom" CD anywhere buy it immediately.


Walkin'Basser wrote on Oct 12th, 2007 5:48pm

Listen to "Havona" from Heavy Weather, and get ready to sell your bass on ebay.


JeffWiredBeck24 wrote on Oct 4th, 2007 4:50am

Has anyone hear ever heard Trio Of Doom? It's a one-off live show with Jaco, John McLaughlin, and Tony Williams.


thefitz wrote on Sep 12th, 2007 9:33pm

Hey guys.

I know we all love Jaco's tone. I just wrote a blog that contains 6 simple steps on exactly how to get it. Sorry to advertise, but you should all check it out! It's not as elusive as you think.


jazz_rock_feel wrote on Aug 30th, 2007 7:39pm

That would be awesome. Umm, I'm not really picky about GP5 or .PDF either is fine. Actually I should work on my reading, if it's already in .pdf I'll take that, but if GP5 is easier that's cool too.


anarkee wrote on Aug 30th, 2007 5:46am

Bales, I don't have one for the entire song, but do have a notation and tab for the main riffs. Let me know if you need it in PDF or I can get it into GP v 5.0 for you as well.


jazz_rock_feel wrote on Aug 30th, 2007 12:59am

Speaking of Jaco, does anyone know where I can get a decent tab/music of Come On Come Over? I looked here and it was, well let's just say deplorable.


anarkee wrote on Aug 29th, 2007 4:30am

Sinan--I have to agree with you. I listened to the CD at work today and if this is a bad performance, then to quote Jeff Beck, I am going to just hang up my axe and go back to pounding boards for a living.

No, its not his best moments ever put to tape, but it is still great to hear them all play together and muse on the potential that could have existed and was lost late in Jaco's life to his personal demons and in his early death.


sinan90 wrote on Aug 26th, 2007 10:33am

Well according to the liner notes John says that there was obviously something wrong in Jaco's personal life and he does some walking out of key in part of one song but to be honest I think it works really well. It also says in the liner notes that at the time John didn't want to release it at the time because he thought it was a horrible performance, but when he recently listened to it he changed his mind, and so had it it remastered. Although the sound isn't perfect due to poor micing at the time etc, it is still imo a great performance.


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