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Jaco Pastorius, my friend, my roommate on the road, and the one who revolutionized the electric bass died 20 years ago today.

Here is his composition, Continuum, for saxophones only.

http://members.aol.com/saxtek/continuum.mp3
 

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I'm sad to hear that. Amazing song, by the way.

Jaco was somewhat related to my jazz teacher, who will be disappointed by the loss if he doesn't know already.

Thanks.
 

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I walked into Virgin Records in Denver about 5 years ago and asked a guy to help me start my jazz CD collection. I told him about my love for Weather Report's album 'Heavy Weather'. Jaco's solo debut was one of the first 5 CD's he chose. I treasure it to this day.

Recently I saw the Yellowjackets in Washington DC at Blues Alley. After they finished their first set I said to the bass player (Jimmy Hayslip) that he sounded like Jaco reincarnated...he stopped and explained to me that he had the privilege of studying under Jaco for a time. Jaco's influence was very evident in Jimmy's playing.

A jazz pioneer whose life was cut short, but whose influence will last forever...
 

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Cool recording, Saxtek. Who is playing?
I'm playing all the saxophone parts (S,A,A,T,T,B,B,Bass). The arrangement was originally written by Larry Warrilow, Jaco's orchestrator, for mixed brass & saxes. Jaco's musical associates played it at his funeral.

My MYSPACE page:

http://www.myspace.com/saxpsychosis
 

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"Come on Come Over" is my favorite off Jaco's solo album. Do you have a recording of the band on that tune you could post?

This thread could become a tribute to Jaco with all the remakes of his tunes by SOTW members...
 

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GAS_Wyo said:
"Come on Come Over" is my favorite off Jaco's solo album. Do you have a recording of the band on that tune you could post?

This thread could become a tribute to Jaco with all the remakes of his tunes by SOTW members...
Hey, Gas: they're calling you for testimony over on the Laramie, Wyoming thread. Drop by and set 'em straight, will ya?
 

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saxtek said:
Jaco Pastorius, my friend, my roommate on the road, and the one who revolutionized the electric bass died 20 years ago today.

Here is his composition, Continuum, for saxophones only.

http://members.aol.com/saxtek/continuum.mp3
Hi Randy,

Great song, well played!

Jaco was one of the greats...

Thanks for sharing,

Wim
 

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Jaco played saxophone for a while. When he was a teenager, he would be as likely to sit in on saxophone as bass or drums. The last time I actually heard him play, he came in to see a band I was playing with and borrowed my baritone sax for a tune.

My Myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/saxpsychosis
 

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saxtek said:
I'm playing all the saxophone parts (S,A,A,T,T,B,B,Bass). The arrangement was originally written by Larry Warrilow, Jaco's orchestrator, for mixed brass & saxes. Jaco's musical associates played it at his funeral.

My MYSPACE page:

http://www.myspace.com/saxpsychosis
Wow- i love it. This is really really fantastic playing and beyond category musicianship by you. I'd love to hear more. Very inspiring playing and creatice committments.

Jaco was a unique soul.
 
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