Jaco Pastorius | Portrait of Jaco - Jaco Pastorius the Early Years

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Portrait of Jaco - Jaco Pastorius the Early Years

by Jaco Pastorius

This critically acclaimed boxed audio biography brings an 80-page color booklet and over 2 1/2 hrs of never-before-heard recordings of Jaco Pastorius from 1968 up through his glory years. Hear his earliest bands, unheard originals, and very beginnings as a soloist
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Sermon at the Crossroads
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2. Please Don't Love Me -(Jack P)
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3:38 album only
3. Jocko's First Gig - (on drums)
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6:34 album only
4. The Chicken - (Jaco plays all)
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5:21 album only
5. Suzanne - (on first record '68)
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2:47 album only
6. If You Were Mine - (Woodchk)
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7. Street Life -barber shop stuff
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8. Mr. Pitiful - (Woodchuck)
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9. Higher Solo - (Tommy Strand)
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10. Ming of Mings - (C.C.Riders)
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11. Rice Pudding - (C.C.Riders)
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12. Amelia -JP original (CC.Rdrs)
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13. Like the Sound of the Music?
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14. Long, Long Day -(C.C.Riders)
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15. Exploring on Acoustic
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16. Dexterity -(more on acoustic)
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17. Birth of Continuum - (1973)
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18. Mr. Clean - (Ira Sullivan)
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19. I Can Dig It Baby - (Beaver)
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20. Touch the Sky - (End CD-1) .......... CD-2
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21. Behind the Scenes with Jaco
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22. Between Races - (P.G. Orch)
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23. Domingo - (P.Grave's Orch)
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24. Wiggle Waggle - (P.G. Orch)
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25. Opus Pocus - (Jaco's demos)
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26. Balloon Song - (Jaco's demos)
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27. Continuum - (Jaco's demos)
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28. Behind the Scenes...Part 2
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29. All The Things You Are -(PM)
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30. Bright Size Life -(P.Metheny)
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31. Epic Signs Jaco -Inside story
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32. The Real Deal -Jaco explains
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33. Refuge of the Roads - (JM)
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34. Hejira - (Jonie Mitchell)
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35. Jaco, John and Mary - candid
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36. Cannonball - (Joe Zawinul)
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37. Kuru/Speak Like a Child - HH
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38. Las Olas Farewell -Jaco sings
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
INCREDIBLE NEW MUSIC REVEALED IN LANDMARK RELEASE!

"Portrait of Jaco - The Early Years" takes you all the way back to the beginning when Jaco Pastorius was developing his sound, his chops, his style, and his writing skills...back to when he was brazenly ignoring all the rules and well on his way to re-defining the role and sound of the electric bass. Within this musical adventure you will hear all of Jaco's historical 'firsts' including his first experimental home recordings, his first record appearance, his earliest bands, his very beginnings as a soloist, and most importantly his never-before-heard first original compositions. You'll also hear Jaco's first "Original Demos" recorded in Miami in 1974.

This revealing audio biography is comprised primarily of never-before-heard recordings of Jaco throughout his early creative years in florida, however, the real magic in "Portrait" comes through the spoken words of Jaco himself, and the spoken words of family, close friend's and fellow musician's as they fondly look back at their special times together with Jaco. Highlighting all of the significant developments and various influences along the way, this rare collection of materials is the complete story of Jaco's early formative years.

As a fitting tribute, Portrait also includes classic recordings and exclusive interviews with Grammy award winning artists Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, Joe Zawinul, and Herbie Hancock. For the first time these accomplished veterans look back at their associations with Jaco and provide valuable insight into their historical collaborations.

Within this richly illustrated boxed set, "Portrait of Jaco" comes complete with an 80-page full-color booklet of exclusive photos and a seamless overview of text and liner notes that document the entire ten-year period during Jaco's inevitable rise to glory. Critically acclaimed, this inspirational fact driven story is the most comprehensive work that will ever be released on Jaco Pastorius.
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"bob, POJ is completely, totally and mindblowingly great! it is everything i ever hoped it would be and so much more. you did an absolutely incredible job on it, and i am really really proud of you. this is history that you have created and it will live for ages as the definitive deal on our boy....it will be cherished for generations.

yeah bob!! GREAT JOB!"
- Pat Metheny
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"Bob, I am still absolutely awestruck over this amazing work you have created - 'Portrait of Jaco - The Early Years.' And especially so, since I am only too aware of the seemingly endless hurdles you have endured in order to bring this masterpiece to fruition. By holding steadfastly to your vision - despite all obstacles, neigh-sayers, and disbelievers - you have given not just my family, but the entire world a gift that will be treasured for generations. In one fell swoop - like a beacon in the night - POJ manages to cut through the darkness that engulfed my father's later years and shine a clear and brilliant light on the promise of those early years which shone as brightly as my Dad's beaming smile, and the South Florida sun. 'Portrait of Jaco' IS the World's greatest anthology and quite possibly the most important work that will ever be done on my father. And Bob, nobody - not a Major label - NOBODY on earth could have pulled this off but you. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!"

Your friend always,
- Mary Pastorius
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Thank you! Finally a LEGITIMATE posthumous release celebrating the great master. I had the fortune of being around Jaco when he was at his best. I was also around when he was at his lowest, and some of the various "walkman tapes" and so-called "lost sessions" that have been released do a great disservice to his incredible legacy. POJ puts them all to shame. Hearing the seeds of so many of my favorite Jaco moments is a heart stopping experience. Listening to his development is awe inspiring, and motivates me to pick up my bass every day and still dream.

Once again kudos to Bob Bobbing. He should get an award for this!!!!!!!!

Victor Bailey
02/17/2005
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PUBLISHED EXPERT REVIEWS ON POJ:
Audiogrid Review by Steve Ekblad -
www.audiogrid.com/jp/

Greenman Review by David Kidney -
www.greenmanreview.com/cd/cd_pastorius_portraitofjaco.html

All Music Guide Review by Thom Jurek -
www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0t8zefbk3gf8~T1

Bassplaza.com - Review by Dann Glenn-
http://www.basslinks.nl/column6.html
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Swami

Great
As an ex-CC Rider....this is the Bomb!!!!
As we all remembered it back when.
Thank you so much Bob!!!
Love you,
You are the Ming of Mings!!
Swami (trumpet player with Wayne Cochran & the CC Riders)

Gaël Fajeau (from France)

Unbelievable music spoiled by great comments over-dubbed on it.
Miraculous legacy! The music is marvelous as a testimony, and the audio comments as well, but why did they mix both of 'em on the same tracks? That's the only bad point about it: I feel just like one of my dreams is turning into a nightmare: Can you picture yourself allowed to go back in time and enjoy the incredible pleasure to listen to some marvelous and original Jaco-stuff, but suddenly, the music is faded-away to let somebody share is memories about the guy, and you just can't tell him: "Man, I'm just dying to hear what you gotta say, but can't you just shut your fuckin' mouth until the song is over?" These beautiful comments just kill this beautiful music, and that's a pity!!!
Anyway, the whole cd box-set is just indispensable to any Jaco fan! Thank you, Bob Bobbing to bring these unbelievable jewels to light. Gaël

Lionel

Vraiment a must have
C'est un disque que tous les fans de Jaco devraient avoir. Ce CD est un trésor, il contient des morceaux d'anthologie, inconnus du public jusqu'à ce jour, aux grooves délirants... et retrace l'évolution musicale du "Professeur" avec des commentaires de personnes qui l'ont entouré durant sa vie. Vraiment a must have !!!!
Lionel, bassiste amateur

Mike Harmon

Very much needed
I really looked forward to this cd, and was not at all dissapointed when I received it. These tracks really solidified the kind of sound I thought Jaco had in the early years, and really REALLY represented his grooving abilities well. Thank you!

Kimberly

Quick, Fast,and Easy
It's a Great CD! Neet to listen to other artists talk aboutit! Thanks!!

Martin Enty

Quality
Jaco was THE man, I love this insight. It adds to the experience in my view. It does his legacy the world of good and I bet it was really hard work to get it all together, so credit to Bob and the team. Thanks for sharing it...absolute quality.

Musilosophy

My God: the greatest electric bassist!
Jaco is simply the best!
I love his style, his music.Funk,soul,jazz.
Great album!

Mark Wibberley

Everything comes back to Jaco...
Without question Jaco is on a completely different stratosphere to all other bassists - the dexterity & sheer 'musicality' of his chops/single notes/harmonics.... whatever came out - is genius & beauty... to the point you either smile/listen in awe or cry. Thank you Leo Fender! without whom we wouldn't have Jaco... Jaco summed it up best - "cleverness is no substitute for true awareness" and that is why he is and will always remain the bass master that no-one will nor can ever surpass. WE have so much to learn and enjoy by listening and always cherishing his music: bass playing & arrangements & compositions... but most of all HIM the man!

sincerely... Mark

BTR

Wonderful Musical Journey
This CD gives a fascinating and inspiring look into Jaco's life starting at the time he absorbed musical concepts like a sponge and ending with the period when he radiated music like a neutron star! The commentary gives a perspective of the feelings and moods of the times and takes you on a awesome journey with a once in a lifetime musical artist. Some complain about the verbal commentary that is inter-linked with the music however I felt that it gave great insight from Jaco's peers, mentors, family and friends who witnessed first hand Jaco's progression from talented youngster to musical giant. It's also great to hear Jaco during the early times when he would just groove an R&B number like there was no tomorrow! It really shows the musical range he had and boggles the mind. I would recommend this CD to anyone who appreciates musical greatness.

Kris Campbell

A CD never to be in danger of collecting dust!
Well worth the wait! You can really just sit back,close your eyes and enjoy the journey like Scrooge and the spirits of Christmas Past,Present and Yet to Come,Thanks!
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