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Oh yeah, and he can play bass too.
This album is about Jaco Pastorius as a composer and a musician. While he does take a few moments to dazzle us with his virtuosity on the electric bass, what really captivates is the sweep of this entire album as a complete work. His bass playing is everywhere, contributing significantly to the musical whole, but is always subservient to the musical task at hand.
This album is not just for bass players. This is a real gem. Go get it!
Since his untimely death, where listeners at large have delved into his recorded past, live and in studio, to satisfy the obvious void of not having him here today, this collection of work has grown into its own. What was once eclectic or odd to one's ears is now commonplace and dare say, has become my genrations jazz "standard".
Pastorius' background and influcences validate and solidfy this work. Jaco's big band original/arrangments such as Three Views of a Secret and Liberty City are direct products of his discovery and love for this style of music as a young boy listening to either tv show soundtracks and music as well as his Father's love for Sinatra's music growing up, to name a few. Combine that with his growing up to the sounds of the Beatles, James Brown etc etc and one can understand "where he was coming from".
The jewel here is "Three Views of a Secret", hands down regarded as the most beloved Pastorius original by his collegues, friends, family and fans, whether they are casual, one time or fulltime fans.
If there is once song to define where his career matured to or was heading, "Three Views" is it.
If you enjoy this tune then check out the 2 CD set called "Twins-The Jaco Pastorius Big Band Live in Japan", this is the completed unedited versions of the Big Band live. I highly recommend avoiding the badly edited versions released in the US as "Invitation".
"Twins" is worth its higher price tag and the search to find it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everything arrived just as expected. Packaged good, easy to open. Fantastic CD!Published 1 month ago by Richard J Nugent
Great cd at a great price, fast shipping and great service... thank you!Published 1 month ago by glenn a danz
Sadly the liner notes are in Japanese. It doesn't affect the music, but I like my liner notes in the original language of the album.Published 1 month ago by Stevelm1
I do not HATE this album - I once had a vinyl copy. However, replacing Track 2 with the "live" version makes no sense. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Julio
There's nothing I can say about Jaco that hasn't already been said. Beyond being quite probably the greatest bass player who ever lived (not forgetting about Mingus and the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by .
This cd of legendary American bassist is really magnificent... is an intense, dreamy album and collaborate where many luminaries of contemporary jazz. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Manuel Carranza C