It is my favorite Jaco Pastorius tune attempted to play by myself.
It took Me about year to practice. I not a Master Jaco so I am not able to recreate his subtle and ingenious phrasing and feeling but anyway I think the song is worth to cover. There is a lot of music to learn from it. The "minus bass track" was created by Emil Jeleń from original arrangement (from Weather Report "Black Market" Album). It was a lot of work, so I want to share it with bass community. Bass, mix and master - Błażej Domański It was played on 1973 Alder Rosewood Fender Jazz Bass converted to fretless with fullerplast coated fingerboard, Badass II bridge, Fender Original 62 Pickups, Ernie Ball stainless steel strings. Pickguard was removed for sonic reason (If instrument itself sound very alive there is audible sonic difference when You remove pickguard (the tone is a little brighter and articulate especially on E strings). Fans of 15speakers and flatwound strings may not notice it but if You play bride pickup only jazz bass with tone full open is audible enough at least in the studio. Recorded thru modified SWR GrandPrix Preamp To Mbox 3 Pro with and without miked Aguilar GS 210 Speaker. Usually I record with more HiFi modified Demeter HPB1, but this time I try to recreate mid 70ties kind of sound. The minus bass track for those of You who want to practice this song is here: http://www.voila.pl/218/mfwmh/?1 if is not working please email me firstname.lastname@example.org My attempt to play this tune is here: Direct + Line (post EQ) + miked Aguilar GS210 Direct + Line (post EQ) p.s. Which sound You prefer - line only or line mixed with miked Speaker? p.p.s. Sorry for my bad English