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Jaco Pastorius: “Domingo” Isolated Bass
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Jaco Pastorius: “Domingo” Isolated Bass

We’re closing out Isolated Bass Week 4 with our first ever isolated bass entry by the one and only Jaco Pastorius. This isolated bass track of “Domingo” came from The Birthday Concert recording session. And who better than Peter Erskine to describe it: “On a whim, I asked mix engineer James Farber to run a quick mix (at the end...

Jaco Pastorius and Bireli Lagrene: Teen Town Jam
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Jaco Pastorius and Bireli Lagrene: Teen Town Jam

If you’ve listened to Live in Italy, with Jaco Pastorius, Bireli Lagrene and Tomas Böröcz, you’ve heard one killer version of Jaco’s “Teen Town”. Now you can see a video of the trio performing “Teen Town” (with some other tunes/jams thrown in) live in 1986. Thank goodness we’re past the era of video tapes (and thank goodness they were around...

Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Projects
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Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Projects

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo never met Jaco Pastorius, but like many bassists, Trujillo is a lifelong fan. Trujillo’s ties to Jaco have been growing over the last four years, starting with obtaining Jaco’s famed Bass of Doom back in 2010. Stolen in 1986 and resurfaced in 2006, the bass was the subject of a long and frustrating legal battle before Trujillo...

Jaco Pastorius Documentary and Unreleased Compilation to be Celebrated on Record Store Day
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Jaco Pastorius Documentary and Unreleased Compilation to be Celebrated on Record Store Day

Jaco, the much anticipated documentary film about Jaco Pastorius is in the news once again. The film, produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand has been selected as the Official Film of Record Store Day 2014. The one day event takes place on April 19, 2014. “Record Store Day is a celebration of...

2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Jaco Pastorius
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2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Jaco Pastorius

Thanks to the web, we’re now able to see and hear recordings of Jaco Pastorius that otherwise would have remained in private collections or shared among traders as we did back in the day. And thanks to many of these videos we’re able to share, Jaco routinely makes the top 10 Reader Favorites list each year. Among the most popular...

Peter Erskine on Jaco Pastorius’ Stage Antics
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Peter Erskine on Jaco Pastorius’ Stage Antics

In celebration of the 62nd birthday of Jaco Pastorius today, we decided to share this awesome video of drummer Peter Erskine reminiscing about his first live experience with Jaco and Weather Report.

Will Lee: The Magic of Jaco
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Will Lee: The Magic of Jaco

It is always interesting to hear one prolific musician speak about another prolific musician. Will Lee did just that, sharing his thoughts on Jaco Pastorius. From his home studio (dubbed “The Beatles Museum”), Will starts off by playing a fretless bass, points at it and says “Jaco invented this thing… it’s amazing.” The interview covers a lot, including Will’s first...

Jaco Pastorius: Donna Lee, Live
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Jaco Pastorius: Donna Lee, Live

September 21st is a sad day in the world of bass. Twenty-six years ago today, Jaco Pastorius passed away at the age of 35. I’m playing more Jaco music than usual today (if that’s possible), and that has also included several videos. And then I stumbled upon this rarity: Jaco performing “Donna Lee” live in a video I hadn’t seen...

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

Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass
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Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass

When Felix Pastorius joined the Yellowjackets to fill in for Jimmy Haslip, the move was supposed to be temporary. When Haslip ultimately decided not to return, Pastorius stayed on and went into the studio for the group’s newest album, A Rise In The Road, which came out late last month. But the story is even bigger than that. Felix –...

Jaco Pastorius Trio: “Black Market” (March 1986)
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Jaco Pastorius Trio: “Black Market” (March 1986)

In 1986, Jaco Pastorius toured Europe in a trio with guitarist Bireli Lagrene and different drummers. While there are recordings out there documenting some of these performances (including this one), videos from that period always seemed highly unlikely – thanks to it being the mid-80’s, when technology was pretty lousy compared with today’s standards. Thankfully someone dragged their video gear...

Bass Centre Introduces Jaco Pastorius Tribute Bass
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Bass Centre Introduces Jaco Pastorius Tribute Bass

The Bass Centre is paying tribute to the late great Jaco Pastorius with their new Portrait Bass. Based on their Jive Bass, the latest addition to the Bass Collection range features a lined fretless rosewood fingerboard and Solar Flare finish. The Portrait Bass also comes without a pickguard, similar to how Jaco kept his instruments. The bass’s basswood body is...