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Jaco Pastorius

Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist Gwilym Simcock to review the best albums of bassist Jaco Pastorius, master of the fretless electric bass and a key figure in jazz-rock fusion.

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.

1 hour

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Sun 5 Jun 2011 00:00

Music Played

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trio of Doom

    Continuum (live)

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

    • Trio of Doom.
    • Columbia.
    • 96450.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jaco Pastorius

    Donna Lee

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

    • Jaco Pastorius.
    • Columbia.
    • 0649772000.

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