if anyone is interested, i just finished writing this for my school newspaper. please remember that there is a space limit set for music reviews, so i couldnt get even half of what i wanted to say. Music Review Matt Miller Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology is a collection of works by the late John Francis Pastorius III. The two disc set is tracked in chronological order by release date, and lets you see the how the music of a genius progressed through his tragically short career. Three of the featured tracks have never been released. It starts off with a home recording of The Chicken, made by Jaco when he was 17. Not only did he play his soon-to-be-famous bassline, but he played and layered drums, guitar, and saxophone on top of it. From there it only gets better, with a previously unreleased version of Amelia, live in 1972 with Wayne Cochrans C.C. Riders. Disc one also includes the radio hit Birdland during Jacos time with Weather Report, and closes with the title track, Punk Jazz. Disc two features Jacos second solo album, Word of Mouth in its entirety, minus one track - Crisis. It is closed by several live tunes by the Jaco Pastorius Big Band from the early 80s, all of which feature incredible bass playing, among other things. If you happen to play bass guitar, this double-album is a must, no matter what style of music you play. Id also recommend this album if you enjoy jazz in general, and Im not talking about the kind you hear in elevators. I will say, however, that if you like to boogie down to Hit Me Baby One More Time, skip this - its too complex for you.