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Jaco Pastorius: 1976 Montreux Solo

Shortly after Jaco Pastorius joined Weather Report, the band performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The date was July 8, 1976.

During that performance, Jaco performed a solo piece which included “Portrait of Tracy”. He was just 24 years old at the time of this performance.

In honor of the bass legend, here’s that performance. RIP, Jaco.

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Father of the harmonics. The end of the video is priceless, how could his right index and middle fingers not be sore. Thanks for posting….RIP Jaco

Peter Rahbek

Peter Rahbek

I was there that night and folowed the band during most of the Europe-tour that summer. It changed my life forever. I shall never forget and remain inspired by those great, great musicians that eventually became kind of friends and family. Thank you tro all members of WR and Zawinul Syndicate, Word Of Mouth, Wayne Shorter Band etc from 1972 till date. MUCH love!
Peter Rahbek