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Do you own Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by elgecko, Nov 27, 2013.

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Do you own Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius?

  1. Yes

    176 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. No

    64 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. (Used To Be ) A Carrot

    9 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. elgecko

    elgecko

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    Part 5 in my "Do you own [insert album]" series. :p

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    Jaco's self titled album. Perhaps THE seminal electric bass album. Graced by giants of the music world.

    I own it. I bought the CD soon after I bought my first bass when someone said "hey, you should check out Jaco". I did and it ranks up with the major influences of my playing. However, it skews into jazz territory and I realize that that's not everybody's bag. None of my predictions have panned out yet so I may as well try again.

    I predict that Jaco Pastorius falls between Bob Marley - Legend at 73% and Michael Jackson - Thriller at 52%, somewhere around 68%.
  2. Shakin-Slim

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    Yes, digital and vinyl
  3. AaronVonRock

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    No. I'm not a fan of his music or playing style. 0/5
  4. Basshappi

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    You mean everyone doesn't?!?!?!

    This album changed my life.
  5. wmheilma

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    Yes. Spent a lot of time with that one way back when. I also saw those tunes played live back in Philly soon after the album was released!
  6. 62Jazzbass

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  7. punkjazzben

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    Yep. Not only is it an important bass album, it's an important jazz album. And it's not all about Jaco; the lineup on that record is phenomenal. I have the CD, and my father-in-law has the original vinyl.
  8. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

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    Have the original vinyl, the cassette, the CD, the 24 bit remastered CD, the iTunes download and the transcription book. If they had bubble gum cards I'd have those too!:hyper:
  9. OEW3

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    Yep. The cd.
  10. Shakin-Slim

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    I agree. It's one of my favourite Herbie Hancock performances from his entire career.
  11. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    ^^^This. :D
  12. punkjazzben

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    That's a really good call. Herbie is brilliant throughout, isn't he? There is so much great ensemble playing on this album. TBers sometimes miss Jaco's compositional talent.
  13. Feral Feline

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    Yes, of course!

    Whether you like him or not, it's worth a listen for so many other reasons...
  14. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    +1, I've always believed if Jaco stayed healthy we would be talking about Jaco the composer more than Jaco the bassist. And yes, I have that album in every conceivable format. I still remember the day I bought that album on a whim at Sam Goodies and brought it home almost forty years ago.
  15. shwashwa

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    there's a transcription book?
  16. 1960jbass

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    Still have my vinyl copy. This album should be mandatory listening for all bass player!!
  17. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    Of course!
  18. thewildest

    thewildest Supporting Member

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    I have 4 or 5 albums, all Cd, and sometimes cry when i hear okonkole & trompa
  19. funkarama

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    I bought that vinyl LP the week it was released. It seems a long, long time ago now.
  20. bassdog

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    Yes, and it's been in my cd player for at least a few weeks now.

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