Jazz    JACO PASTORIUS    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music


Jazz    JACO PASTORIUS    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music
Moroccan Sahara

Search

WORLD MUSIC NEWS
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC Profiles
  Artist Features
  World Music Legends
  Reggae Legends
  African Legends
Live Music Events
  World Music Concerts
  World Music Festivals
  World Music Clubs
Global Lifestile
  Travel
  Food
  Film
reviews
  Books
  DVD
  Live Music
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC CD ReVIEW
  Africa
  Asia & Far East
  Australia & Oceania
  Celtic & Irish
  Electronica
  Europe
  Greater Latin America
  Jazz
  Middle East & North Africa
  New Age & Avant Garde
  North American
  Reggae & Caribbean
  South Asia
  World Fusion
WORLD MUSIC links
back issues
 

Deutsch
Franais
Espa ol
Italiano
Portuguese
Japanese
Chinese





World Music CD Reviews Jazz

Print Page
E-mail to Friend E-mail to Editor
Jaco Pastorius
Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology
Rhino

By TOM TERRELL

Published June 4, 2006

Rock ‘N’ Roll Rule #1: “Live fast, die young and leave a pretty corpse.” From 1972 until his death at 36 in ’87, electric bassist/composer supreme Jaco Pastorius followed that axiom to the letter, except for the “pretty corpse” part (he was beaten to death by a sadistic bouncer). Pastorius started playing electric bass at 16; by 18, he had “invented” the fretless bass. Eight years later, he had an eponymous solo debut on Epic and joined jazz fusion pioneers Weather Report. Between ’76 and ’83, Pastorius recorded four Weather Report LPs and three more solo joints for Warner Bros. Every electric bass player to come after owes him. The two-CD/28-track set Punk Jazz culls the cream of the above ventures as well as Japan-only big band tracks and revelatory guest shots with Little Beaver, Paul Bley, Airto, Pat Metheny, Flora Purim, Joni Mitchell, Michel Colombier and Mike Stern. From the bedroom-recorded version of Pee Wee Ellis’s funk bomb “The Chicken” (17 years old!) to “Birdland” to “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” to cool-ass originals like “John And Mary,” “Continuum,” “Liberty City,” “Okonkole’ Y Trompa” and the off-the-meter steel pan/marimba/vibraphone-choral-jazzed reggae of “Good Morning Anya,” Punk Jazz is the definitive overview of Jaco’s brilliant career.

RSS Feeds

ADVERTISING LINKS

Gnaoua Festtival
Quincy Jones Eagle Rock
Lawson Sideblock
Globe Trekker 120 150
emusicsideblock

GoNomad
sonicbids

Contact us | Press Room | Contests | About Global Rhythm magazine | Advertise / Media Kit
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use
| Global Rhythm Contributors | Link to Us | Back Issues

Copyright © 2008 Zenbu Media. All rights reserved.

Powered by Ecomsolutions.net