Portrait of Tracy
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|"Portrait of Tracy"|
Jaco Pastorius in 1980
|Song by Jaco Pastorius|
|from the album Jaco Pastorius|
|Recorded||Camp Colomby Studios and Columbia Recording Studios C&B, New York City, New York.|
|Genre||Jazz fusion, Post-bop|
|Label||Epic/Legacy (Sony Music)|
|Jaco Pastorius track listing|
It appears on his landmark 1976 self-titled debut album, and is widely recorded as a tribute by bassists such as Joe Ferry, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Brian Bromberg, and others. It is considered by many a bass guitar standard.
The song is played almost exclusively with natural harmonics, giving it a dreamy, unfamiliar tone for the bass, which is common in Pastorius's style.
The song has been sampled as well, most notably, SWV's "Rain", Rick Ross's "Bel Air (Black Dollar)", Cannibal Ox's "Pigeon", Amon Tobin's "Daytrip", Master P "Ghetto Love", Chingy and Tyrese's "Pullin' Me Back", Wagon Christ's Mr. Mukatsuku, Steve Spacek's "Hey There"and Hotstylz Faucet.
- Currin, Grayson (August 6, 2003). "Continuum. Jaco Pastorius is remembered by the music and muses he left behind". Independent Weekly. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
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