Jaco tunes?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lovebown, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    Ok, I'm starting to learn some jaco songs. So far I can play "the chicken groove" , Continuum and Teen Town. Anyone have any suggestions on where to go next? Besides "Birthday concert" I don't own any Jaco records but I can download from the internet, ok....and something without TOO many harmonics also :p

  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Barbary Coast" is a MUST!

    Of course, there's also "Come On, Come Over" & the Latin-esque groove to "(Used To Be)A Cha-Cha".

    Mike Dimin(go to either his site or the "Ask The Pros" Forums here at TalkBass)has a beautiful arrangement of "Three Views Of A Secret". IMO, that arrangement is worth looking into.

    "Black Market" is pretty straight-forward enough; the interlude is sorta cool as it alternates between a bar of 4/4 + a bar of 7/8(if memory serves me correctly).

    Jaco's interpretation of a 12-bar Blues, "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines"(from Joni Mitchell's Mingus album)is also a must!
  3. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Try Portrait of Tracy :) - oh, you don't want harmonics... ;) - there is his version of Donna Lee, his Punk Jazz, I do like his 3 Views of a Secret (nice), also his version of I Shot the Sheriff... try to get some of other his live CDs, and his debut one.
  4. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    Thanks, I'll be lookin into what you guys mentioned...any other suggestions are welcome to ..

  5. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    You could try "Amerika" not only is it cool, its pretty appropiate for the time.
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I've always dug "the chicken" and "liberty city".
  7. Lovebown?... How well can you play Teen Town?:p
  8. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I always thought it was old Alphonso Johnson who did that track...
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...no, it's Jaco; he even composed it.
  10. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I'm not sure at all, but I've heard several people say that Al played on Black Market. Perhaps you think I meant Barbary Coast? That is ofcourse played by Jaco. Sorry for the confusion, and if I'm wrong, thanks for the correction.
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    DUH?! Yeah, I see now...yes, Alphonso played on "Black Market" from Black Market.
    I do have about 2 or 3 versions of Jaco playing "Black Market" LIVE with Weather Report-
    8:30, Havana Jam, & some boot someone gave me.
    There's also something out there called Live In Montreaux...originally a video of a Weather Reprt concert from '76(one of Jaco's first concerts with the group).
    Check it out @www.allmusic.com
  12. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hey, I have an mp3 from Live In Montreaux, with The Chicken... Sweeeeet.
  13. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    I can play it pretty well without notation and with almost accurately.

    But, I'm suppose I don't really "know" it yet and would not be able to play it at a gig.

  14. Ziggy


    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Good choice of tunes...

    Took me quite awhile to get "Teen Town" - was learning from vinyl;^o

    "The Chicken" - a classic Jaco boogie style and a great tune if you have a small horn section:)) (also check out the "Soul Intro" that preceeds it)

    "A Remark You Made" - some of sweetest basslines ever played

    "Barbary Coast" - another great 'syncopated' boogie

    "River People" - just fun tune to play with

    "Port of Entry" - another fun one

    "Birdland" - need I say anything???

    "Harlequin" & "Palladium" - nice little solos in these

    "Fannie Mae" - a short "rocker" in C-maj

    "Coyote" - with Joni Mitchell

    "Punk Jazz" - if you have the time and patience, the intro cooks! The remainder of the tune isn't nearly as difficult

    And finally, if I may 'toot' a horn, I've posted (tabs) for "Amerika" on several sites (maybe even this one)

    Hope this helps out your search,