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Jaco Pastorius

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 06 February 2010

Jaco Pastorius was a master of the fretless electric bass, and became a key figure in jazz-rock fusion. To identify the essential Pastorius albums, Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist Gwilym Simcock, to cover music ranging from discs by Weather Report and Joni Mitchell to several of the records the bassist made under his own name.

Producer: Alyn Shipton.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Pastorius, Metheny, Ditmas, Bley Jaco

    Composer: Pastorius, Metheny, Ditmas, Bley Performers: Jaco Pastorius, b; Pat Metheny,g; Bruce Ditmas, d; Paul Bley, kb. Recorded: 1974.

    Pastorius, Metheny, Ditmas, Bley, Improvising Artists, 123846-2

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    Pat Metheny Bright Size Life

    Composer: Metheny Performers: Pat Metheny, g; Jaco Pastorius, b; Bob Moses, d. Recorded: Dec 1975.

    Bright Size Life, ECM, PID 686020

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    Jaco Pastorius Come on Come Over

    Composer: Pastorius / Herzog Performers: Jaco Pastorius, b; with Randy Brecker, Ron Tooley, t; Peter Graves, btb; David Sanborn, as; Michael Brecker, ts; Howard Johnson, bar; Herbie Hancock, clavinet, elp; Narada Michael Walden, d; Don Alias, cga; Sam and Dave, voc. Recorded: 1976.

    Jaco Pastorius, Columbia, 0649772000

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    Weather Report Teen Town

    Composer: Pastorius Performers: Jaco Pastorius, b, d; Joe Zawinul, kb; Wayne Shorter, ss; Manolo Badrena, cga. Recorded: 1977.

    Heavy Weather, Columbia, CK 65108

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    Weather Report Punk Jazz

    Composer: Pastorius Performers: Jaco Pastorius, b; Wayne Shorter, ts, ss; Joe Zawinul, kb; Tony Williams, d. Recorded: 1978.

    Mr Gone, Columbia, 4682082

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    Trio of Doom Dark Prince

    Composer: McLaughlin Performers: John McLaughlin, g; Jaco Pastorius, b; Tony Williams, d. Recorded: 1979 [originally on Havana Jam, with Weather Report]

    Trio of Doom, Columbia, 96450

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    Trio of Doom Continuum (live)

    Composer: Pastroius Performers: John McLaughlin, g; Jaco Pastorius, b; Tony Williams, d. Recorded: 1979

    Trio of Doom, Columbia, 96450

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    Jaco Pastorius Three Views of a Secret

    Composer: Pastroius Performers: Jaco Pastorius, b; Toots Thielemans, hca; big band including Snooky Young, t; Dave Bargeron, tb; Michael Brecker, Howard Johnson, Wayne Shorter, reeds; Jack DeJohnette, Peter Erskine, Don Alias, perc; Recorded: 1981.

    Word of Mouth, Warner Jazz, 93624 8246 2

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    Jaco Pastorius City of Angels

    Composer: Pastorius Performers: Jaco Pastorius, b; Othello Molyneux, Leroy Williams, steel pans; Toots Thielemans, hca; Mike Gerber, p; Kenwood Dennard, d; Ted Leand, g; Don Alias, perc; members of Mike Gibbs orchestra. Recorded: 1982.

    Holiday for Pans, Sound Hills, 330105

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    Jaco Pastorius Donna Lee

    Composer: Charlie Parker Performers: Jaco Pastorius, b; Don Alias, cga. Recorded: 1976.

    Jaco Pastorius, Columbia, 0649772000

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