Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius (1951–1987) was an American bassist renown for his fretless style. He exploded onto the scene in 1976 with a star-backed solo album and guest appearances on titles by Joni Mitchell (Hejira) and Pat Metheny (Bright Size Life). That year, he joined Weather Report for a six-album stint. Background He was born John Francis […]

Joni Mitchell – Hejira (1976)

Hejira is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in November 1976 on Asylum. The title is an Islamic word for “exodus,” a departure from one place or situation for another. Across the album’s nine songs, Joni recounts her experiences on three recent journeys, starting with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, a ramshackle […]

Weather Report – Black Market (1976)

Black Market is the fifth studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble Weather Report, released in 1976 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Black Market” (6:30) A2. “Cannon Ball” (4:35) A3. “Gibraltar” (7:45) B1. “Elegant People” (5:02) B2. “Three Clowns” (3:14) B3. “Barbary Coast” (3:05) B4. “Herandnu” (6:35) Credits: Joe Zawinul — synthesizer, rhodes electric piano, grand […]

Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius (1976)

Jaco Pastorius is the second headlining album by American jazz-rock bassist Jaco Pastorius, released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Donna Lee” (2:24) A2. “Come On, Come Over” (3:53) A3. “Continuum” (4:32) A4. “Kuru / Speak Like a Child” (7:38) A5. “Portrait of Tracy” (2:19) B1. “Opus Pocus” (5:24) B2. “Okonkolé y Trompa” (4:20) B3. […]

Joni Mitchell – Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (1977)

Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter is the ninth studio album by Canadian singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell, released on December 13, 1977, as a two-record set on Asylum. A1. “Overture / Cotton Avenue” 6:35 |  | Guitar and Vocal – Joni Mitchell Bass – Jaco Pastorius Drums – John Guerin A2. “Talk to Me” 3:40 |  | Guitar […]