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Jaco Pastorius

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Jaco Pastorius Jaco (with Pat Metheny / Paul Bley / Bruce Ditmas) album cover
3.84 | 24 ratings | 1 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Vashkar (9:54)
2. Poconos (1:03)
3. Donkey (6:28)
4. Vampira (7:17)
5. Overtoned (1:43)
6. Jaco (3:30)
7. Batterie (5:05)
8. King Korn (0:30)
9. Blood (1:25)

Total Time 36:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Jaco Pastorius / electric bass
- Pat Metheny / electric guitar
- Bruce Ditmas / drums
- Paul Bley / electric piano

Releases information

Recorder in New York at Blue Record Studio in June 16th 1974

LP: DIW Records DIW-25010 (Japan), Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 373846 (US, 1976, as "Jaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Paul Bley / Bruce Ditmas" ,alternative cover)

CD: DIW Records 32DIW312CD (Japan, 1991),Jazz Door JD 1286 (Germany, alternative cover), Improvising Artists Inc. 123846-2 (Italy, US cover)

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(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
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Review by snobb
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4 stars Very rare release - in fact first Jaco Pastorius album (with collaborators). Pat Metheny on guitar, very interesting electric piano sound by Paul Bley. Carla's Bley compositions.

Music is mostly improvs or very complex modern avant and free jazz compositions. Sound is very atmospheric, so you can easily hear all instrument's lines. Mostly impressive is electric piano - drums interplays, but bass - soft guitar both are important.

This music is far from any form of fusion, and could attract mostly free jazz lovers. But very complex and competent musicianship worth listening, even if you're not a big lover of such music. Important work for Jaco and Pat Metheny fans - you can hear both of them there playing much more seriously, than you can expect.

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