Label: Par Media Music - ZZ-76/00GP0001333 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul • Style: Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Jaco Pastorius: Jaco Pastorius. Jaco Pastorius. The album that started it all — Jaco’s debut solo album. Features a blistering rendition of Charlie Parker’s Donna Lee and two of the tracks that changed bass playing forever: Continuum and Portrait of Tracy. Reissue liner notes provided by Pat Metheny.
· Listen to Jaco (Original Soundtrack) by Various Artists on Apple Music. Stream songs including "Come On, Come Over", "Continuum" and more.
· It's impossible to hear Jaco Pastorious' debut album today as it sounded when it was first released in The opening track -- his transcription for fretless electric bass of the bebop standard "Donna Lee" -- was a manifesto of virtuosity; the next track, the funk-soul celebration "Come On, Come Over" was a poke in the eye to jazz snobs and a love letter to the R&B greats of the previous.
This album encompasses the full range of jazz and some r&b too- "Come On, Come Over" Jaco opens with Charlie Parkers "Donna Lee" and plays the complex melody, the harmony, and the solo with only scant percussion accompanyment and no overdubbs! In fact, Jaco uses no bass overdubbs on the whole album! Its like he thought it was cheating.
Jaco Pastorius' first solo LP is literally mindblowing. He starts by tugging on Charlie Parker's cape by covering Donna Lee, a Miles tune recorded by Bird when Miles was in his band. Then he brings in Sam and Dave to sing on an r&b number, Come On Come Over, in which the speed and precision of his 16th notes is remarkable/5().
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