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Edmond Gilmore: Donna Lee (Jaco Pastorius Cover)
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Edmond Gilmore: Donna Lee (Jaco Pastorius Cover)

Facebook friend and bassist Edmond Gilmore shared his impressive take on Jaco Pastorius’ take on “Donna Lee”. Edmond said, “This clip was made with full Conga Cover… testing my amazing Fbass AC-5.” Well done, Edmond. Have a video to share? Send it to [email protected]

Weather Report’s 1983 Live in Cologne Released on DVD and CD
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Weather Report’s 1983 Live in Cologne Released on DVD and CD

Continuing in their celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1971 founding of Weather Report, the estate of Joe Zawinul is releasing their second of three new releases this year. Weather Report: Live in Cologne 1983 is now out in the U.S. on DVD and double CD. Live in Cologne features the group’s final line up, including Victor Bailey on...

Jaco Pastorius & Weather Report: Birdland Live (1978)
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Jaco Pastorius & Weather Report: Birdland Live (1978)

More previously unreleased Jaco Pastorius gold: a live performance of “Birdland”, performed by Weather Report in Pennsylvania in 1978. Drummer Peter Erskine’s father Dr. Fred Erskine filmed the concerts in both Reading and Washington, Pennsylvania. Peter shared with Rick Suchow, “The sound came direct from the front-of-house mix board, engineered by Brian Risner, and my dad was using an old...

BassGirl: Amerika
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BassGirl: Amerika

Annie sent us this new video of BassGirl, who we’ve featured before to rave reviews. Annie says, “[Here’s BassGirl’s cover of Jaco Pastorius’s] “Amerika”. Not sure if you’re posting any special [videos on 9/11], but thought this might be appropriate.” We agree. On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, we’re reminded of the tragedy we faced here in the U.S., and...

Top 10: The Best Jaco Pastorius Covers and Play-Along Videos
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Top 10: The Best Jaco Pastorius Covers and Play-Along Videos

August marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Jaco Pastorius‘ first album, the self-titled Jaco Pastorius. Do a quick search on Youtube, and you’ll find Jaco’s influence is as strong as ever. In celebration, we’ve taken a look back at all of the Jaco covers and playalongs we’ve posted here on No Treble. Here are the top 10, based...

Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Band: Soul Intro/The Chicken, Live (1983)
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Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Band: Soul Intro/The Chicken, Live (1983)

Jaco Pastorius‘s Word of Mouth band took on many forms over the years. This line up – Mike Stern, Alex Foster, Ron Tooley, Don Alias, Kenwood Dennard and Delmar Brown – performs “Soul Intro / The Chicken”, live in Nice in 1983.

Jaco Pastorius: Solo / Chromatic Fantasy / Blackbird – Live in Italy (1986)
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Jaco Pastorius: Solo / Chromatic Fantasy / Blackbird – Live in Italy (1986)

Ingrid Pastorius shared this video of Jaco Pastorius performing solo in front of an audience in Italy in 1986. This performance includes “Chromatic Fantasy” and “Blackbird”, which appears on Jaco’s Word of Mouth album. Always great to see new footage of Jaco!

Weather Report: River People, Live (1978)
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Weather Report: River People, Live (1978)

Here’s a clip from the Weather Report concert in Offenbach, Germany on September 29, 1978. The group is performing “River People”, composed by the one and only Jaco Pastorius.

Jaco Pastorius: 1978 Radio Interview
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Jaco Pastorius: 1978 Radio Interview

Jaco Pastorius was interviewed in 1978 for London’s Capital Radio network, around the time Weather Report’s Mr. Gone was about to release. Here’s the audio of the interview, where Jaco talks about the magic of Weather Report, the new album, and dives into his musical upbringing.

Jaco Pastorius: Unreleased “Teen Town” Live Video 1978
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Jaco Pastorius: Unreleased “Teen Town” Live Video 1978

Here’s some amazing and really rare footage of Weather Report performing Jaco Pastorius’s “Teen Town”, filmed live in Reading, PA in 1978 by Dr. Fred Erskine (drummer Peter Erskine’s father). While the video isn’t very good quality, the performance is top notch, with the quartet of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine and Jaco.

Jaco Pastorius & Toots Thielemans: Sophisticated Lady (1982)
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Jaco Pastorius & Toots Thielemans: Sophisticated Lady (1982)

Two masters at work, Jaco Pastorius and Toots Thielemans, perform Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady” in this 1982 performance in New York City. Youtuber jazzz65 added the nice visuals to this audio recording. Thanks to Ingrid Pastorius, for sharing this video with us.

Jaco Pastorius: Live Solo (Berlin Jazz Festival, 1979)
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Jaco Pastorius: Live Solo (Berlin Jazz Festival, 1979)

In this video, Jaco Pastorius takes a solo during a Weather Report appearance at Berliner Jazztage ’79. This was broadcast as “Focus on Jazz” on German TV. Jaco covers a lot of musical ground, including Wayne Shorter’s “Dolores”.