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Happy Fourth
Bass Videos

Happy Fourth

As we celebrate Independence Day today in the U.S., we decided to look around for videos of Jaco Pastorius performing his landmark arrangement of “America The Beautiful”, aka “Amerika”. Along the way, we discovered this gem by bassist Neftali López: Have a safe and happy Fourth!

Bass Videos

Tom Kennedy & the Dave Weckl Band: The Chicken

Check out Tom Kennedy taking care of business on “The Chicken”, a song most people think was written by Jaco Pastorius. (It was written by Pee Wee Ellis, a member of James Brown’s band, though Jaco made it famous). Holy smokes!

Bass Videos

Damian Erskine & Ray Riendeau: Bright Sized Life

After a day of teaching at Mile High Bass Camp, Damian Erskine and Ray Riendeau took a break to play together. In this segment, Damian solos over Pat Metheny’s “Bright Sized Life”. The only problem with this video is that it isn’t long enough. I wonder if Damian picked up something from the bassist on Bright Sized Life’s original recording,...

Bass Videos

Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Fast City

Right up until the end of his life, Joe Zawinul could still bring it (and pick bass players). Check out the Zawinul Syndicate’s version of Weather Report’s “Fast City”, a tune originally recorded for the Jaco Pastorius-era Night Passage album. Bassist Linley Marthe is a monster on this one. This clip comes from the Syndicate’s “75th” DVD. I was lucky...

Player News

Jaco Pastorius Commemorative Stamp petition

Jaco Pastorius, the “World’s Greatest Bass Player,” is being honored by another grass-roots effort to continue the preservation of his memory, influence and music, in the form of a Jaco Pastorius commemorative stamp. The online petition can be found here for showing your support and approval. Be sure to check out the grass-roots Oakland Park MySpace page. Other great jazz...

News

Bass played by Jaco Pastorius at auction

A bass owned by classically trained bassist and concert promoter Rod Glaubman and played by Jaco Pastorius is being offered up at auction. We’re not sure we buy the whole story, but from what we’ve gathered, Jaco borrowed this bass frequently, and possibly modified it. As the story goes, Glaubman allowed some modifications, but stopped short of letting Jaco de-fret...

Giovanni Scarabel’s Collage Jam: Jaco’s “Reza”
Bass Videos

Giovanni Scarabel’s Collage Jam: Jaco’s “Reza”

Today’s featured vid showcases the bass playing skills of Giovanni Scarabel and his band, Collage. They didn’t pick any easy tune to record either. The chose “Reza” by Jaco Pastorius. We think you’ll enjoy.

News

Jacofest: Dennard’s tribute Jaco Pastorius

On March 13, drummer Kenwood Dennard held a tribute for his former band mate, Jaco Pastorius at the Regattabar in Boston, Massachusetts. The event featured twelve musicians playing from Jaco’s vast library of tunes. Dennard, who served as emcee, opened the performance by announcing, “I want to introduce you to Jaco’s spontaneous attitude,” and jumped into a drum riff to...

Alphonso Johnson’s “Black Market” Performance
Bass Videos

Alphonso Johnson’s “Black Market” Performance

Alphonso Johnson is a favorite of ours, and he proves once again how Joe Zawinul really knew how to pick bass players. Alphonso was replaced by Jaco Pastorius, and both appeared on Weather Report’s Black Market. Many people think Jaco held down the bass for the title track, but it was indeed Alphonso Johnson. Jaco performed on two of the...

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Bass Videos, Events

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

As we reported earlier, the new Jaco Pastorius Community Center opened on March 5, 2009. Here’s a video of the event, with some photo slideshow at the end: Kudos to the people of Oakland Park.

Events, News

Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center grand opening

The grand opening of Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is taking place tomorrow, March 5th. The brand new community center in Oakland Park, Florida, will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm. The event is from 5pm to 7pm and will include a tour of the building. Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is located at 4000 N. Dixie Highway,...

News

Jaco Pastorius Park

Palms Beach ArtsPaper has a nice feature on the new park honoring the late, great Jaco Pastorius. The park is on Dixie Highway in Oakland Park, Florida, near where Jaco grew up, and covers seven acres. The park opened on what would have been Jaco’s 57th birthday, last December 1st. You can read the entire feature on the Palms Beach...