Jaco Pastorius (album)

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Jaco Pastorius
Studio album by Jaco Pastorius
Released August 1976
Recorded Camp Colomby Studios & Columbia Recording Studios C&B, New York City, New York.
Genre Jazz, jazz fusion, funk
Length 42:09 / 55:13 (remastered edition with bonus tracks)
Label Epic/Legacy (Sony Music)
Producer Bobby Colomby
Jaco Pastorius chronology
Jaco
(1974)
Jaco Pastorius
(1976)
Word of Mouth
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

This self-titled album was Jaco Pastorius' solo debut and was originally released in 1976. The album was produced by Blood, Sweat & Tears drummer/founder Bobby Colomby.[2] The disc begins with a cover version of Miles Davis' "Donna Lee" (although the song was originally credited - mistakenly - to Charlie Parker on the album[3]) and includes eight other tracks written or co-written by Pastorius.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Donna Lee" - Charlie Parker – 2:27
  2. "Come On, Come Over" (featuring Sam & Dave) - Jaco Pastorius & Bob Herzog – 3:54
  3. "Continuum" - Jaco Pastorius – 4:33
  4. "Kuru/Speak Like A Child" - Jaco Pastorius & Herbie Hancock – 7:43
  5. "Portrait Of Tracy" - Jaco Pastorius – 2:22
  6. "Opus Pocus" - Jaco Pastorius – 5:30
  7. "Okonkolé Y Trompa" - Jaco Pastorius & Don Alias – 4:25
  8. "(Used to Be A) Cha-Cha" - Jaco Pastorius – 8:57
  9. "Forgotten Love" - Jaco Pastorius – 2:14

Personnel[edit]

"Donna Lee"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
  • Don Alias - congas

"Come On, Come Over"

"Continuum"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
  • Herbie Hancock - Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Alex Darqui - Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Lenny White - drums
  • Don Alias - congas

"Kuru/Speak Like A Child"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
  • Herbie Hancock - piano
  • Don Alias - congas, bongos
  • Bobby Economou - drums
  • David Nadien - violin
  • Harry Lookofsky - violin
  • Paul Gershman - violin
  • Joe Malin - violin
  • Harry Cykman - violin
  • Harold Kohon - violin
  • Stewart Clarke - viola
  • Manny Vardi - viola
  • Julian Barber - viola
  • Charles McCracken - cello
  • Kermit Moore - cello
  • Beverly Lauridsen - cello
  • Michael Gibbs - string arraignment

"Portrait of Tracy"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass

"Opus Pocus"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
  • Wayne Shorter - soprano sax
  • Herbie Hancock - Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Othello Molineaux - steel drums
  • Leroy Williams - steel drums
  • Lenny White - drums
  • Don Alias - percussion

"Okonkole Y Trompa"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
  • Peter Gordon - French horn
  • Don Alias - okonkoko iya, congas, afuche

"(Used To Be A) Cha Cha"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
  • Hubert Laws - piccolo, flute
  • Herbie Hancock - piano
  • Lenny White - drums
  • Don Alias - congas

"Forgotten Love"

  • Herbie Hancock - piano
  • David Nadien - violin
  • Harry Lookofsky - violin
  • Paul Gershman - violin
  • Joe Malin - violin
  • Harry Cykman - violin
  • Harold Kohon - violin
  • Matthew Raimondi - violin
  • Max Pollinkoff - violin
  • Arnold Black - violin
  • Stewart Clarke - viola
  • Manny Vardi - viola
  • Julian Barber - viola
  • Al Brown - viola
  • Charles McCracken - cello
  • Kermit Moore - cello
  • Beverly Lauridsen - cello
  • Alan Shulman - cello
  • Richard Davis - bass
  • Homer Mensch - bass
  • Michael Gibbs - string arraignment, conductor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r145247
  2. ^ AllAboutJazz.com. Jaco Pastorius. 16 December 2009. 5 October 2010 <http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=10148>.
  3. ^ Milkowski, Bill (2005). Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius (Anniversary Edition), p. 77. Backbeat Books, San Francisco. ISBN 978-0-87930-859-9.

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