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Legendary Bass Guitar Songs
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Legendary Bass Guitar Songs

Hal Leonard released a series of “Legendary Songs” books, including one for the bass. Legendary Bass Guitar Songs documents 39 different tunes by legendary bassists, including James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Steve Harris, Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke. Songs by James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, AC/DC, the Clash, the...

Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players
Best of 2010, Top Ten

Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players

To kick off the new year, we’re celebrating the top 10 most viewed, most searched for bassists on No Treble in 2010. #1. Tal Wilkenfeld For the second year in a row, Tal Wilkenfeld was the most viewed, most searched on bassist No Treble. Tal was busy in 2010, including a tour with Herbie Hancock, sitting in on several albums...

Jaco Pastorius Solo (Reading 1978 – Part 3)
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Jaco Pastorius Solo (Reading 1978 – Part 3)

Back in June, we featured a two-part video of Jaco Pastorius performing a solo during a Weather Report concert in Reading, PA in October, 1978. Here’s the third and final segment, where the light man had some trouble, but Jaco wowed the crowd.

Hadrien Feraud: Opus Pocus
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Hadrien Feraud: Opus Pocus

As a boy, Hadrien Feraud started out on drums, until he heard Jaco Pastorius’s The Birthday Concert. From that moment, he was a bassist. His fascination with Jaco was just the start, and Hadrien became a notable bassist himself within a few years. Here’s Hadrien performing Jaco’s “Opus Pocus” live in Paris, in 2007.

Jaco Pastorius: Three Views Of A Secret
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Jaco Pastorius: Three Views Of A Secret

This video isn’t likely new for many of us, but always nice to watch… Jaco Pastorius and his Word of Mouth band performing “Three Views of a Secret” live in Japan in 1982. As time goes on, this is still one of my favorite compositions, if not the favorite. Happy Sunday.

Jaco Pastorius: Solo, Washington DC (1978)
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Jaco Pastorius: Solo, Washington DC (1978)

Here’s another video gem featuring Jaco Pastorius. This solo was performed during a Weather Report concert in 1978 in Washington, DC and includes a cool version of Jaco’s famous “Slang” solo and Hendrix’s Band of Gypsy references.

Jaco Pastorius: Jazz Play-Along Volume 116
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Jaco Pastorius: Jazz Play-Along Volume 116

Hal Leonard has released a new Jazz Play-Along book featuring the music of Jaco Pastorius. As with all books in the Play-Along series, the book/CD set includes melody cues with proper style and inflection, rhythm tracks, choruses for soloing, removable bass and piano parts as well as the full stereo accompaniment tracks. Jaco Pastorius: Jazz Play-Along Volume 116 includes music...

Jaco Pastorius Solo (Reading, 1978)
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Jaco Pastorius Solo (Reading, 1978)

Here’s some newly posted footage of Jaco Pastorius taking a solo during a Weather Report concert in Reading, PA in October 1978. Two parts:

Robert Trujillo Helps Pastorius Family Reclaim Jaco’s “Bass of Doom”
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Robert Trujillo Helps Pastorius Family Reclaim Jaco’s “Bass of Doom”

After a long and frustrating legal battle, Jaco Pastorius’ family have finally regained ownership of his legendary “Bass of Doom”, thanks to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. The news comes via a statement on Metallica.com. The bass, which was stolen from a Manhattan park bench in 1986, resurfaced in early 2006 in a New York guitar shop. The owner reportedly refused...

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Larry Warrilow, Long-Time Jaco Pastorius Collaborator, Passes

Lawrence “Larry” David Warrilow, a prominent member of the South Florida music scene and long-time collaborator of Jaco Pastorius, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 18. He was 64 years old. After his family moved to Miami in 1959, Larry became friends with Peter Graves, and his music career started in the 60’s, while he attended Florida State University....

The Jaco Pastorius Bass Method Book
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The Jaco Pastorius Bass Method Book

Hal Leonard has announced the release of the Jaco Pastorius Bass Method. The method is penned by Ray Peterson, a bassist who was one of Jaco’s private students. The book/CD package will be comprised of note-for-note transcriptions of songs and solos along with detailed notes on the technique and theory behind the music. Also included are lessons that were gathered...

NAMM 2010, Player News

Nathan Watts receives International Bassist Award

A lot can be said about someone who has won an award that has only been given out twice, especially when the other winner was Jaco Pastorius. Nathan Watts, who has played in Stevie Wonder’s rhythm section for the last 36 years and has served as Stevie’s musical director for the last twelve, was awarded the International Bassist Award at...