Jaco Pastorius: The Complete Shadows & Light Solo

For years, Jaco Pastorius‘s “Slang” solo on Joni Mitchell’s Shadows & Light DVD has been a wildly popular clip.

Turns out, we’ve only heard part of it.

Obviously, someone in the editing room decided to cut Jaco’s solo down for the DVD. Thankfully, we can now hear the complete solo, including parts of “Chromatic Fantasy”.

The solo was recorded live at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, on September, 9th 1979.

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  1. Ingrid Pastorius

    Don't you just love it!! :0)

  2. enrico

    Jaco's Music still fresh and actual

    A Big Thank You !

  3. Dave Bombere

    So awesome!

  4. Clifton

    Thanks for digging this one up and Posting it, for all to see! Awesome!!

  5. Yeah, someone edited from about 1:38 to about 4:01!

  6. Jimji Jay Babiera

    happy new year bass!

    • Jimji Jay Babiera

      thanks for the like! you to Brown! Happy New year! God Bless you!

  7. This is nasty. Honestly hope I can get half as good as him.

    • I have the record and have now gone through 2 VHS copies and the DVD. This was my first opportunity to watch Jaco play. I met him briefly after watching him play at Seventh Avenue South in NYC a year or two before he died.

  8. all kidding aside… I have the weirdest boner right now.

  9. Richard Rogers

    Bullshilt bass, Francis Ricco, Tower of Power!!!!