Jaco Pastorius (album)

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Jaco Pastorius
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Studio album by Jaco Pastorius
Released August 1976
Recorded October 1975
Studio Camp Colomby Studios, Columbia Recording Studios C&B, New York City
Genre Jazz, jazz fusion, funk
Length 42:09 / 55:13 (remastered edition with bonus tracks)
Label Epic/Legacy (Sony)
Producer Bobby Colomby
Jaco Pastorius chronology
Jaco
(1974)Jaco1974
Jaco Pastorius
(1976)
Word of Mouth
(1981)Word of Mouth1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars [1]
Sputnikmusic3/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Jaco Pastorius is the solo debut album by Jaco Pastorius, released in 1976. The album was produced by Bobby Colomby, drummer and founder of Blood, Sweat & Tears.[4]

The disc begins with a cover version of "Donna Lee" by Miles Davis, although it was mistakenly credited to Charlie Parker.[5] Eight other tracks were written or co-written by Pastorius. For the 2007 reissue, two previously unreleased tracks were added.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Jaco Pastorius except where indicated.

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

Bonus tracks on 2000 reissue:

  1. "(Used to Be a) Cha-Cha" – 8:49
  2. "6/4 Jam" – 7:45

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 arrangement

"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"

  • Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
  • 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 arrangement, conductor

Bonus tracks on 2007 reissue

"(Used To Be A) Cha-Cha"

  • same as for track 8

"6/4 Jam"

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r145247
  2. ^ Fisher, Tyler. "Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 159. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ AllAboutJazz.com. Jaco Pastorius. 16 December 2009. 5 October 2010 <"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-10-05. >.
  5. ^ 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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