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3.76 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Broad Way Blues (Coleman) (12:42)
2. Bluma/Smoke on the Water (3:00)
3. The Medley: Purple Haze/Third Stone from the Sun/Teen Town (Hendrix) (7:00)
4. The Star Spangled Banner (Key, Smith) (5:02)
5. Reza (Pastorius) (5:39)
6. Honestly (Pastorius) (6:28)
7. Invitation (Kaper) (7:49)
8. Jaco Reggae (Jankeje) (5:57)

Total time 53:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Jaco Pastorius / bass, double bass
- Biréli Lagrène / guitar
- Serge Bringolf / drums

Releases information

Recording Date: December 1986
Produced by Jan Jankeje

CD Jazz Point Records 1036 (1995)

CD JazzP 87563 (1997)

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(89%)
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Review by snobb
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4 stars Jaco Pastorius was great bassist at his best, but too often his recordings are very chaotic, even hardly accessible. This album is rare case when you can hear his geniality in full.

Heavy'n'Jazz is live album recorded by Jaco Pastorius power trio in Italy. And his last recorded performance. Two other trio members are excellent French musicians Serge Bringolf (drums) and guitarist Biréli Lagrène. Album's music is very different from Jaco's orchestrated or post-bop jazzy recordings. Music there is heavy fusion on it's best.

The very first composition is Coleman's "Broad Way Blues", 12:42 minutes long, full of improvisations and bass and drums soloing. Second song is medley, combined with guitarist Lagrène's composition "Bluma" and rock classic "Smoke On The Water". Amazing guitarist work! And Hendrix's songs medley there as well!

"The Star Spangled Banner" is a Jaco's moment, and he shows his bass abilities in full there. "Reza" is classic Pastorius song, but there it sounds different, more in rock key."Honestly" returns us back in Jaco's Weather Report time. Great jazzy bass line!

"Invitation" is electric guitar driven jazzy tune, but bass improves are important parts of all composition. Album finishes with producer's Jan Jankeje composition "Jaco's Reggae"- melodic pop-jazz tune.

Jaco Pastorius' legacy is great in many moments, but you will hardly find there full album as strong as this one. Excellent entrance to his music as well.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Well, I won't raise my glass to this, either. It is of no secret that Jaco had a serious problem with alcohol addiction. That in turn led to his untimely death at the hands of a bouncer at a Fort Lauderdale establishment. A Jazz-Rock fan, I spent a small fortune on obtaining most of his seri ... (read more)

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