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The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco Pastorius

The Book of Jaco - the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco PastoriusBassist Mike Cornelison spent years of intense study on the work of Jaco Pastorius while studying at Musicians Institute. After graduating MI with honors, Cornelison began compiling his studies and ultimately put together a book including 26 of the late bassist’s lines from various albums and acts over his career.

The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco offers a note-for-note transcription of all 26 songs in standard notation. The 81 page book also includes performance notes and a discography of Jaco’s other works.

The music was selected from Jaco’s 1976 solo debut, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny’s Bright Size Life, Joni Mitchell’s Hejira and Mingus, Weather Report’s Black Market, Heavy Weather, Mr. Gone, Night Passage, Weather Report, Jaco’s Word of Mouth, Invitation / Twins and his album with Bireli Lagrene, Stuttgart Aria.

The Book of Jaco is available only through BassBooks.com.

The Book of Jaco Song List:

  1. A Remark You Made
  2. Amerika
  3. And Then
  4. Barbary Coast
  5. Birdland
  6. Black Crow
  7. Bright Size Life
  8. Cannonball
  9. Chromatic Fantasy
  10. Come On, Come Over
  11. Continuum
  12. Crisis
  13. Dara Factor Two
  14. Donna Lee
  15. Havona
  16. Mr. Gone
  17. Opus Pocus
  18. Palladium
  19. Port of Entry
  20. Portrait of Tracy
  21. Punk Jazz
  22. River People
  23. Soul Intro / The Chicken
  24. Stuttgart Aria I
  25. Teen Town
  26. The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines