Jaco (album)

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Jaco
Jaco album.jpg
Live album by Jaco Pastorius/Pat Metheny/Bruce Ditmas/Paul Bley
Released 1974
Recorded 16 June 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 36:37
Label Improvising Artists
Pat Metheny chronology
Jaco
(1974)
Bright Size Life
(1976)
Jaco Pastorius chronology
Jaco
(1974)
Jaco Pastorius
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Jaco is the unofficial later title of a 1974 LP album on Paul Bley's Improvising Artists Label. It is notable for being the first professional recording showcasing the talents of Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny. The two had gotten to know each other in Miami the year before. Their collaboration continued on Metheny's debut Bright Size Life together with Bob Moses, recorded in December 1975.[2] The record was released the following year by ECM, also home to Bley since his Open, to Love from 1972.[3]

The original title was Pastorius/Metheny/Ditmas/Bley, and the release number was IAI 373.846.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Vashkar" (Carla Bley) – 9:55
  2. "Poconos" (Paul Bley) – 1:00
  3. "Donkey" (Carla Bley) – 6:28
  4. "Vampira" (Paul Bley) – 7:15
  5. "Overtoned" (Carla Bley) – 1:04
  6. "Jaco" (Paul Bley) – 3:45
  7. "Batterie" (Carla Bley) – 5:12
  8. "King Korn" (Carla Bley) – 0:29
  9. "Blood" (Annette Peacock) – 1:28

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