jaco pastorius

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Remington, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. Remington


    Nov 19, 2001
    USA, Michigan
    whats a really good jaco pastorius song??
    i want to download some of his stuff, but i dont know what one
  2. Alot of people seem to really enjoy "Portrait of Tracy". Another is "Contiuum"

    IMO I think both are boring and nothing to rave about, which sometimes makes me wonder why people like him so much?
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Three Views of a Secret is one of his coolest songs, quite dark and enigmatic.

    Teen Town is a must-have.

    He did both songs with Weather Report.
  4. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i really dig anything off of the night passage album, or heavy weather, mr. gone, 8:30, debut, word of mouth, bright size life, weather report...

    I think the whole "Night Passage" album is really exiting, so you may like that one more than others.

    EDIT: Today is his 50th b-day, BTW.
  5. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    liberty city
    are quite cool also
  6. Uhm...
    Unless I'm mistaken (which I often am at this time of night when I still have homework to finish) I think he actually wrote Teen Town.

    My personal favorites (of what I own of his music so far) are Come On, Come Over off his self-titled debut album, and Birdland off of Weather Report's "Heavy Weather" album. :D
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    i have this quicktime movie of him playing "amerika" on some tv show... it was hilarious! :D (there was another bass player that was stunned by jaco playing in front of him)

    very good song too!
  8. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    hey JR, i have the exact same opinion on Blink 182 but that's me :)

    (i guess i can now forget about being in your top 5 TB'ers LOL :D:D:D)
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Well, I think "Cannonball" was the first tune Jaco recorded as he joined Weather Report.

    "Barbary Coast", from Black Market, has that patented 1/16th note muted Funk groove happenin'.
    Same goes for "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines"(from Joni Mitchell's Mingus album).

    Discounting the amount of technique required-
    From a composer's point of view, how can either "POT" or "Continuum" be considered 'boring'?
    I'm with you, Dave.
    C'mon, Jr...
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    yeah, we are pro-Jaco... we can´t change your mind but please don´t throw at us that "he´s boring" thing that kids today like to do...

    he might be boring to you but to me he´s pretty good listening... too bad i can´t find many albums down here :( (while Blink albums are EVERYWHERE) :)
  11. Dave and Jim...

    I never said they were bad, infact I think they are great, just they are borrrrrrrring. So slow and dreamlike.....i can probably fall asleep to that when I'm not even sleepy.
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I hope I'm still around in 5 years or so; hopefully, we can talk more about this! ;)

    If you want something 'un-slow', check out "Used To Be A Cha-Cha" & "Crisis"; the latter is a pretty dark piece...maybe Jaco's notion of what schizophrenia would 'sound' like. Very disturbing.

    If either of those are too esoteric, make an attempt at some Joni Mitchell Pop w/ Jaco...the 1st tune from Shadows & Light, "In France They Kiss On Main St." is an ass-kickin' opener. That tune has never failed to bring a smile to my face; IMHO, some very happenin' interactive accompaniment by a bassist/musician that wasn't afraid to take chances within a fairly rigid Pop song.
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oooh, man give dry cleaner from des moines a listen.
  14. Hey JR, Jaco is pretty damn boring, eh? Maybe he should be original and play straight power chords! ;)
    (just kiddin' J, I loves ya! :D)
  15. "Port of Entry" w/ Weather Report.