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Contains some of the groups seminal tracks
on 13 January 2006
This album has a lot of variety and contains some fantastic tracks, but I'll talk speicfically about two songs on it.
Punk Jazz contains one of Jaco Pastorius' most famous bass solos, a one of a kind tour de force of bass playing lyricism and originality.
This song also contains one of the best and most original soprano sax solos of its time, Wayne Shorter is on peak form here. After the intro the track goes into a beautiful and subtle chord sequence mixed with intricate patterns of dynamics and tasty motifs.
Another highlight is the song Mr. Gone. This shows Joe Zawinul doing some brilliant, quirky and atmospheric synth playing - a classic of originality.
This is one of the albums where Jaco Pastorius defines a whole new way of playing the bass, a whole new sound, with horn like lines and phrasing so full of the originality that made him a legend.