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Columbia Releases Weather Report: The Columbia Albums 1976-1982
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Columbia Releases Weather Report: The Columbia Albums 1976-1982

In 1976, a relatively unknown bassist by the name of Jaco Pastorius joined Weather Report as a full-time member – an event that brought unprecedented commercial success to the six year old band. Jaco’s impact wasn’t limited to Weather Report either. It was during this same year his solo album debuted – an album which redefined the electric bass in...

Weather Report: Badia, Live (1976)
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Weather Report: Badia, Live (1976)

Here’s Weather Report, soon after Jaco Pastorius joined the band, performing “Badia” live in 1976. This performance was recorded live on July 8, 1976, at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland. Jaco’s tone is like butter. Weather Report’s line up for this performance included Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco, Alex Acuna, and Manolo Badrena. Hard to believe this is 36 years...

Weather Report: Young and Fine, Live (1978)
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Weather Report: Young and Fine, Live (1978)

Here’s my favorite Weather Report line-up, performing live at a live concert in Offenbach, Germany on September 29, 1978. Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine doing what the band always seemed to be able to with perfection. Or as Zawinul described it, “everybody solos and nobody solos”. Jaco does it all here – the slides, the funk,...

The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco Pastorius
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The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco Pastorius

Bassist Mike Cornelison spent years of intense study on the work of Jaco Pastorius while studying at Musicians Institute. After graduating MI with honors, Cornelison began compiling his studies and ultimately put together a book including 26 of the late bassist’s lines from various albums and acts over his career. The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the...

Robert Trujillo Financing Jaco Pastorius Documentary Film
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Robert Trujillo Financing Jaco Pastorius Documentary Film

We’d heard rumors about this, and now a report has come out via USA Today confirming what we’ve been hearing: a film about Jaco Pastorius has been in development, and it is being financed by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. Trujillo, you may remember, has another tie to Jaco, having purchased Jaco’s Bass of Doom a year ago, years after it had...

Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “A Remark You Made”, Live (1978)
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Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “A Remark You Made”, Live (1978)

Here’s another unearthed gem from Weather Report’s live performances in 1978, with one of the greatest line-ups in the band’s history: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine. In this video, the group performs the beautiful Zawinul tune, “A Remark You Made”, which was quite the showcase for Jaco’s fretless sound, playing off of Shorter’s sax. As we...

Weather Report: Elegant People, Live (1976)
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Weather Report: Elegant People, Live (1976)

Recorded live on July 8, 1976 at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland, and shortly after bassist Jaco Pastorius joined the group, here’s Weather Report performing “Elegant People”. The tune, written by Wayne Shorter, appeared on Black Market and was recorded with bassist Alphonso Johnson. The line up also includes Weather Report co-founder Joe Zawinul on keys, Alex Acuna on drums...

2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #3: Jaco Pastorius
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2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #3: Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius remains a force, nearly a quarter of a century after the world lost the bass legend way too soon. Jaco would have been 60 on December 1, 2011, so we honored him that day with an all-Jaco celebration, including our tribute to the one called “the world’s greatest bassist”. Thanks to the web and Youtube, previously unseen Jaco...

Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Big Band: Reza, Live (1982)
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Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Big Band: Reza, Live (1982)

This is audio only, but oh so good. Jaco Pastorius and his Word of Mouth Big Band perform “Reza” live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on January 10, 1982… nearly 30 years ago now. This followed the release of his Word of Mouth album release in 1981. Jaco takes a great solo during the tune. The...

Top 10: The Most Popular Jaco Pastorius Videos on No Treble
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Top 10: The Most Popular Jaco Pastorius Videos on No Treble

We’ve featured a lot of Jaco Pastorius videos in our 2+ year existence. We looked back at the top ones based on views, to come up with this special Top 10 list, in honor of Jaco’s 60th birthday today. Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts below. 1. Jaco Pastorius: Unreleased “Teen Town” Live Video 1978 Here’s some amazing...

Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Three Views of a Secret, Live
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Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Three Views of a Secret, Live

One of the greatest tunes ever composed, and no stranger to Jaco Pastorius fans. Continuing our celebration of Jaco’s birthday today, enjoy:

Jaco at 60: Remembering the Legend
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Jaco at 60: Remembering the Legend

Sixty years ago today, the world’s greatest bass player was born. Jaco Pastorius didn’t start out that way, following his father’s footsteps and taking up the drums. But as luck would have it, he did eventually pick up a bass guitar, and a few years later, he changed the world of electric bass forever. Jaco Pastorius was my musical idol...