Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius on 180g 45RPM 2LP from ORG
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI
1976 Debut an Everlasting Reminder of Bassist's Boundless Personality and Skill
A fretless, electric bass rendition of a bebop classic? Check. An homage to Southern R&B? Yup. A fusion-based, chorus-soaked excursion into post-bop futurism? Here. Virtuosic technique, daring arrangements, risk-taking solos, and genre-hopping collaborations? All present. Jaco Pastorius’ self-titled debut is an everlasting reminder of the bassist’s boundless personality and skill!
A breakthrough album for the electric bass, many consider Jaco Pastorius to be the finest bass album ever recorded! When it exploded onto the jazz scene it was widely praised by critics and fans alike. The album also boasted a lineup of heavyweights in the jazz community at the time, essentially a stellar backup band, including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Don Alias, and Michael Brecker among others. Even legendary R&B singers Sam & Dave reunited to appear on the track "Come On, Come Over."
ORG’s spectacular new pressing, taken from the original analog tapes, functions as the greatest tribute a genius could receive. Breathtaking, this 1976 classic has never sounded so good!
"Bernie Grundman takes the production helm here and fully utilizes his lifetime of jazz-related experience to give this masterpiece the attention it deserves. Pastorius’ bass is finely depicted, his parts effortlessly gliding through the soundstage. Hancock’s piano soars, liberated from the sonic grunge of the original. My speakers can barely contain this record!"
-Jeff Dorgay, TONE Audio, Issue 46
"Jaco is a phenomenon. He is able to make sounds on the bass that are
a total surprise to the sensibilities. Not only single notes, but
chords, harmonics, and all sorts of nuances with the color of the
instrument that when combined and translated through Jaco make for some
of the best music that I've heard in a long time. Of course, it's not
the technique that makes the music; it's the sensitivity of the musician
and his ability to be able to fuse his life with the rhythm of the
times. This is the essence of music. On this record Jaco captures some
of that rhythm."
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Track Listing:
1. Donna Lee
2. Come On, Come Over
4. Kuru / Speak Like a Child
5. Portrait of Tracy
6. Opus Pocus
7. Okonkole Y Trompa
8. (Used to Be A) Cha-Cha
9. Forgotten Love