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Jaco Pastorius [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Jaco Pastorius Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Aug 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Epic / Legacy
  • ASIN: B00004WN2M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,009 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Kuru
2. Speak Like A Child
3. Donna Lee
4. "Come On, Come Over"
5. Continuum
6. Kuru/Speak Like A Child
7. Portrait Of Tracy
8. Opus Pocus
9. Okonkole Y Trompa
10. (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha
11. Forgotten Love
12. (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha
13. 6/4 Jam

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Pastorius was best known as the flamboyant bassist in Weather Report (1976-81), the man who would throw talcum powder on the stage so he could slide-shuffle on one foot while playing a driving samba riff. But as this extraordinary 1976 debut shows, he was a musical star long before international celebrity called. Though often dismissed as a fusion player, he was championing bebop ("Donna Lee") just as fusion was in its first flush of juvenile excess. He was no purist though, and one of the joys of this album is the range of music he covers, from jazz to soul to samba to afro-beat, giving it all his unmistakable signature. Virtuosity, a dirty word in some circles, was never abused in Jaco's hands. The brilliant playing on such as "Kuru" and "Portrait Of Tracy" is all in the service of musicality, and became a benchmark for a generation of bass players. --Mark Gilbert

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, this remains a classic 29 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
The fact that Jaco Pastorius had the basic seeds for what was to be Continuum at the age of 18 shows what a mature composer he was. This album (made when he was 25-26) shows all the hallmarks of a great musician/composer. The most beautiful piece on the album is Portrait of Tracy, made even more amazing because most of the piece is played with harmonics. Not only does this album show unmatched technical ability but also melodic and rhythmical ideas that still amaze me today. The bonus tracks show jaco's amazing stamina as he sits back and just plays the grooves and lets other solo. Every track is a standout track and i recommend this album to anyone with a passion for music.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique and fabulous talent 5 Oct 2005
By Robert O. Davidson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This album demonstrates the awesome musical talent that was Jaco Pastorius. Who knows what heights he would have climbed to had he lived and what unexplored musical territories he would have boldly venured into.
The tracks on show clearly highlight his technical ability and prowess on his instrument. Each tune provides the listener with a challenging and rewarding listening experience.
As an entity the album doesn't hang together very well tho' - there are too many different ideas being explored. It seems like he had so many ideas in his head and in his youthful enthusiasm he tried to express them all in one album. In that sense it reminds me a bit of Courtney Pyne's debut album - each track a gem but overall the album lacks a common thread. Because of this uneveness it is difficult for the listener to settle into a groove or mood. Some tracks are funk based, some are very reminiscent of Weather Report, some sound like the furrow the Crusaders were ploughing in the late seventies and other tracks have strings added. It is probably the tracks with the strings that work least well. Jazz and strings is a hard trick to pull off - Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown tried it with only variable success.
Having said all of the above I still thoroughly recommend this as a worthwhile purchase and valuable addition to any jazz fan's collection.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to replace your vinyl 16 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
For those who have this record, this edition is an excellent excuse to get it on CD. Tracks are as wild, varying, exotic and eclectic as ever and the new sleeve notes make an interesting read. Don't get too exicited about the extra tracks however: the alternate take of 'Cha-Cha' is mildly interesting and the riff in 'jam' is brilliant but doesn't go anywhere except a furious percussion work-out. Never mind - it was a brilliant album anyway. How old was he when he did this!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of a Jazz album 10 Sep 2000
By J. Best
Format:Audio CD
Jaco pastorius was a legend among bass players and has affected music from all around us. His playing is distinct. This album is not however, just a bass players album, it is an excellent jazz record, with guests such as Herbie Hancock on many of the tracks. There is such a strong sound from Jaco's music, it strikes the listener straight away. Highlights include Come on Come over, and Donna Lee. If you're into jazz, you must have a listen to this.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A genius of the bass 7 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
Another reviewer in here said "this album is quite simply terrible buy a will to death by john frusciante", which may very well be the lamest comparison I've ever heard! Pastorius and Frusciante have absolutely nothing in common except of a few letters in their names! Everyone who have ever been blessed by hearing Jaco now that he is/was THE best bass player in the world..well close followed by Victor Wooten, but still Jaco's the best! And this album really reflects his absolute control of the instrument and his feeling for every single note he plays! Buy it, you won't regret...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jaco 23 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
Amazing bass playing and some lovely tracks, as one would expect from this giant of the 4-stringer
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