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In 1981, while still with Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius trust this topnotch big band into anything that appealed to his vast jazz imagination from steel drum Caribbean to the Soul and Funk of of R&B. On board are Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter,Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Don Alias, and others.
The result is sound and a feel that has influenced countless musicians to come. Pastorius is always close to the edge, a fretless-bass phenom who out-guitared most guitarists. He also wrote and arranged intricate and moving compostions.
Bass / Jazz
In 1976, Jaco burst onto the scene with the release of Jaco Pastorius. Over the next ten years, Jaco contributed volumes to the world of music.
Bass / Fusion
Heavy Weather is Weather Report's seventh album, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. It was the band's second album with bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius, though this marked the first album as a far more prominent figure. Featuring their classic jazz standard "Birdland", the album is one of the best-sellers in the Columbia jazz catalog. The album is considered a landmark album in the jazz-rock or 'Fusion' movement of the 1970's.