Jaco Pastorius: Rare Live Footage with Brian Melvin (1986)

While I knew Jaco Pastorius spent time in California with Brian Melvin, where they recorded some albums around 1986, I had no idea Melvin released a documentary about his time with Jaco until today.

This clip comes from Brian Melvin’s Reflections: On Music & Friendship with Jaco Pastorius, which offers up some rare footage of Jaco performing a year or so before his passing.

It is remarkable how much is out there… and how great it is that it can surface like this.

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  1. Justin

    Link doesnt work….ipad samsh!

  2. Mike Matthews

    If ya click on the Watch this Video on Youtube link it’ll pull up. Cool stuff. There are some very hip clips in there of Jaco on his pre-fretless bass. Sounds like there may be an octave pedal and a bit of distortion at times. Very Cool.

  3. Jay al a Jay

    No one can touch him!