Sunday, June 22, 2014

Forever Inspired by Jaco

Jaco Pastorius was one of the most prolific electric bassists in the history of electric bass. Everything he played was different from that of other players, unique and leading the groove with style. His death in 1987 was a tragic loss for modern music. The first video below is a treat for those who know about Jaco's music, but who have never had a chance to hear Jaco speak. This video below is a unique window into what matters to him musically, as well as other parts of his life. The video also shows, up close, how he developed and carried out his technique that delivered his trademark sound.

Jaco played with a wide variety of artists and groups. A neat performance from 1979, is when Jaco played with Joni Mitchell on her Shadows & Light tour at the Santa Barbara County Bowl. Watch the full concert at this link:  TheQuietStorm.Com/2014/05/shadows-and-light.html

Just below is the very cool, yet funky and soulful track #2 on his self titled 1976 vinyl album.

Jaco Pastorius - Come On, Come Over

Just below are some excellent concert takes of Jaco performing with Weather Report, live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976

Weather Report - Elegant People (Live At Montreux 1976)

Weather Report - Black Market (Live at Montreux 1976)

Weather Report - Badia (Live at Montreux 1976)

Connect direct with Jaco's official legacy website at JacoPastorius.Com


Friday, March 21, 2014

Quote of the Century (For artists of substance)

"The truth is, if you're afraid to be hated, your art is going to be worthless."

Quote by Bob Lefsetz from his March 18, 2014 post on The Lefsetz Letter titled Being Liked.