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Jaco Pastorius, Jaco Pastorius

Audio CD

Disk ID: 222801

Disk length: 58m 46s (11 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1976

Label: Unknown

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“Jaco Pastorius” Tracks & Durations

1. Donna Lee 2:27
2. Come On, Come over 3:54
3. Continuum 4:33
4. Kuru/Speak Like A Child 7:43
5. Portait of Tracy 2:22
6. Opus Pocus 5:30
7. Okonkole Y Trompa 4:25
8. (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha 8:57
9. Forgotten Love 2:14
10. (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha [alternate take/*] 8:49
11. 6/4 Jam 7:44

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Review

In 1976, the first 10 minutes of this eponymous disc took the listener on a jazz world cruise directed by the instrumentalist-composer Jaco Pastorius, who thus gave notice that there was a new sheriff in town and that narrow definitions of jazz would simply not do. More so even than his groundbreaking work as a member of Weather Report, Jaco's music on this, his debut album as a leader (and in a trio setting with his soulmate Pat Metheny on the guitarist's maiden voyage, Bright Size Life), defines his greatness, his outreach, and his ambition. Boppish changes à la Miles Davis come through with Jaco's incredible touch, tone phrasing, and rhythmic locomotion--as does the musical leap of faith from bebop to funky-butt R&B delivered with lyrical majesty on Jaco's aptly titled "Continuum."

This reissue greatly enhances the fidelity of Jaco Pastorius, particularly in the bassist's famous, elusive tone, from lightly chorused, vocal-tenorlike glissandos on "Continuum" and the bell-like harmonics of "Portrait of Tracy" to his percussive, hand-drumlike rhythmic cycles underneath Peter Gordon's august French horn on "Oknokole Y Trompa." Even more stunning are the manner in which Jaco deploys a steel drum choir underneath Wayne Shorter on "Opus Pocus" and the ferocious Latin-inflected groove Jaco, Lenny White, and Don Alias conjure under Herbie Hancock on two takes--one unissued until now--of "(Used to Be a) Cha-Cha." Pat Metheny contributes an extraordinary set of liner notes to this set, putting Jaco's contributions to jazz and the bass in sharp perspective. Still, a spirit of innovation and discovery suffuses every note on Jaco Pastorius, and it is startling how modern and engaging this music remains. --Chip Stern

Other Versions

Albums are mined from the various public resources and can be actually the same but different in the tracks length only. We are keeping all versions now.

Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 55m 29s (-4m 43s)

Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 55m 26s (-4m 40s)

Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 51m 35s (-8m 49s)

Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius

Tracks: 9 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 42m 2s (-17m 16s)

Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius

Tracks: 9 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 42m 1s (-17m 15s)

Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius

Tracks: 9 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 42m 1s (-17m 15s)

Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius

Tracks: 9 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 42m (-17m 14s)