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Jaco Pastorius: “Chromatic Fantasy”, Live (1986)

When Kevin sent me this video, I was stunned… such a rare gem and an excellent closeup of Jaco Pastorius performing solo in 1986. This was during one of his gigs with drummer Brian Melvin.

I don’t recall many videos of Jaco performing “Chromatic Fantasy”, but this one has to be among the best of the best. (Here’s another, from his tour of Italy with Bireli Lagrene).

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    Yup, even the greatest musicians of all time are merely background noise to some people. Kind of makes you feel not so bad when you play those gigs that everyone is more interested in the TV than the live band that’s right in front of them, huh?