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The Essential Jaco Pastorius


Download links and information about The Essential Jaco Pastorius by Jaco Pastorius. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 27 tracks with total duration of 02:31:31 minutes.

Artist: Jaco Pastorius
Release date: 2007
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 27
Duration: 02:31:31
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No. Title Length
1. Donna Lee 2:27
2. Come On, Come Over 3:54
3. Continuum 4:33
4. Kuru / Speak Like a Child 7:43
5. Portrait of Tracy 2:22
6. Opus Pocus 5:28
7. (Used to Be a) Cha-Cha 8:56
8. Bright Size Life (featuring Pat Metheny) 4:43
9. Barbary Coast (featuring Weather Report) 3:05
10. Hejira (featuring Joni Mitchell) 6:42
11. Talk to Me (featuring Joni Mitchell) 3:45
12. Birdland (featuring Weather Report) 5:59
13. A Remark You Made (featuring Weather Report) 6:50
14. Teen Town (featuring Weather Report) 2:51
15. Havona (featuring Weather Report) 6:01
16. River People (Live) (featuring Weather Report) 4:50
17. Punk Jazz (featuring Weather Report) 5:07
18. Dry Cleaner from Des Moines (featuring Joni Mitchell) 3:26
19. Dreamland (featuring Michel Colombier) 4:16
20. 4 A.M. (featuring Herbie Hancock) 5:21
21. Teen Town (Live) (featuring Weather Report) 6:07
22. Slang (Bass Solo) [Live] (featuring Weather Report) 4:48
23. Port of Entry (Live) (featuring Weather Report) 5:07
24. Soul Intro / The Chicken 8:01
25. Three Views of a Secret 6:08
26. Liberty City 11:57
27. John and Mary 11:04



The Essential Jaco Pastorius collects tracks the innovative jazz bassist recorded during the '70s and '80s. Included here are cuts off Pastorius' two studio albums as well as some of the work he did with the seminal fusion outfit Weather Report. Also featured are recordings he made with other artists including Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell. As a two-disc anthology, this is a hard collection to pass up and certainly includes all of the most well-known of Pastorius' recordings, not the least of which are his 1976 take on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee," Weather Report's "Birdland," and the Mitchell tune "Hejira." You also get such stellar tracks as the frenetic "River People" and the iconic "Punk Jazz" both from Weather Report's 1978 album Mr. Gone. As a well-rounded representation of Pastorius' unique genius during the high-point of his career, The Essential Jaco Pastorius is superb listen.