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Jaco at his finest

Advantages: Awe-inspiring jazz!
Disadvantages: It's not free

Jaco Pastorius is awesome. He is, to the bass guitar, what Hendrix and Page are to the electric guitar, Beethoven to the piano or John Coltrane to sax. He was born in December of 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania and was given the name John Francis Pastor ...

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This is a master musician at work

Advantages: Fascinating and varied album by one of the most gifted musicians in history.
Disadvantages: Jaco is dead so no more albums like this one!! Long live Jaco!!!

Jaco was one of the finest and most influential musicians of recent times. In developing incredible musical and technical ability on electric bass he transformed the direction and fortunes of Weather Report. The story of Jaco's first encounter with the ...

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A Masterpiece on the Bass

Advantages: Variety. Both virtuosity and tasteful playing.
Disadvantages: That he is no longer with us to provide such great music.

This album is a large part of any bassplayers' education. From the basic funkiness of "come on, come over", to the fretless showpiece of "continuum", to the beauty and innovation of the harmonics in portrait of tracy, to the mazy lines in "opus pocus", t ...

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Hancock delivers once again

Advantages: Bonus tracks, intimate recording
Disadvantages: Not the greatest sound quality

Herbie Hancock has been making high quality CDs over the last 4 decades and this CD is no exception. 'The Piano' is a stunning album which features Hancock on his own at the piano. Tracks 8-11 feature previously unrealised material, which are differe ...

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Aspiration

Advantages: The beginning of the jazz/rock-fusion era
Disadvantages: I don't think so

Before I begin with the review, let me make a small introduction to what the term fusion refers to. Fusion nowadays refers to bands, corresponding to a highly technical electric jazz idiom, with extreme improvisation, hyper-complex rhythmic patterns and u ...

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Review of Inner Mounting Flame - John McLaughlin

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