Do you own Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius?

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

  1. Yes

    180 vote(s)
  2. No

    67 vote(s)
  3. (Used To Be ) A Carrot

    9 vote(s)
  1. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Part 5 in my "Do you own [insert album]" series. :p


    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


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Yes, digital and vinyl
  3. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    No. I'm not a fan of his music or playing style. 0/5
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    You mean everyone doesn't?!?!?!

    This album changed my life.
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  6. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
    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!
  7. JMacBass65

    JMacBass65 Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2009
    Northern Virginia
  8. punkjazzben


    Jun 26, 2008
    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.
  9. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    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:
  10. OEW3


    Nov 6, 2011
    Yep. The cd.
  11. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    I agree. It's one of my favourite Herbie Hancock performances from his entire career.
  12. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    ^^^This. :D
  13. punkjazzben


    Jun 26, 2008
    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.
  14. Yes, of course!

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

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    +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.
  16. shwashwa


    Aug 30, 2003
    there's a transcription book?
  17. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Appleton, WI
    Still have my vinyl copy. This album should be mandatory listening for all bass player!!
  18. redhed

    redhed Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Alberta. Canada
  19. thewildest


    May 25, 2011
    I have 4 or 5 albums, all Cd, and sometimes cry when i hear okonkole & trompa
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  20. funkarama


    Feb 9, 2013
    I bought that vinyl LP the week it was released. It seems a long, long time ago now.
  21. bassdog


    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga
    Yes, and it's been in my cd player for at least a few weeks now.