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Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea

Read "John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea" reviewed by Len Davis


Live recordings from John McLaughlin The Montreaux Years , Miles Davis Live At Vienne, Jaco Pastorius Live in Montreal, Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy-Live and More, Chick Corea Live Under The Sky, Soft Machine Live at Baked Potato and Weather ReportLive in Offenbach. John McLaughlin “Sing Me Softly Of the Blues" from The Montreux YearsBMG) 00:00 Miles Davis “Amandla" from Live At Vienne (Warner) 07:18 Jaco Pastorius “Bass Solo" from Live in Montreal (Jazz Door) 14:54 Al ...

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Radio & Podcasts

The Montreux Years with John McLaughlin, Gary Husband with The Trackers

Read "The Montreux Years with John McLaughlin, Gary Husband with  The Trackers" reviewed by Len Davis


Jaco Pastorius Live at Montreal, Stick Men, Jan Gunnar Hoff, and Mike Stern. Playlist Mahavishnu Orchestra “Radio Activity" from The Montreaux Years ( BMG) 00:00 Jaco Pastorius “Donna Lee" from Live at Montreal (Timeline) 07:19 Yang “Words" from Designed For Disaster (Cuneiform) 14:48 Gary Husband -Alf Terje Hana “All I Need" from The Trackers (Abstract Logix) 22:05 Stick Men “Leonardo" from Prog Magazine Sampler (Moonjune) 29:28 Jan Gunnar Hoff “City Z" from Jan Gunnar Hoff Group (Losen)36:48 Mike ...

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Jaco Pastorius, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Bill Evans-Randy Brecker and more

Read "Jaco Pastorius, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Bill Evans-Randy Brecker and more" reviewed by Len Davis


Jaco Pastorius: The Criteria Sessions, John McLaughlin: The Heart Of things, John Scofield and much more. Playlist Jaco Pastorius “Baloon Song" from Modern American Music: The Criteria Sessions (Omnivore) 00:00 Niacin “Elbow Grease" from Time Crunch (Magna Carta) 08:31 John McLaughlin “Healing Hands" from The Heart of Things (Verve) 16:50 John Scofield “Protocol" from Pick Hits-Live (Gramavison) 25:10 Bill Evans / Randy Brecker “Big Fun" from Soul Bop Band-Live (BHM) 33:35 John Patitucci “Scophile" from Sketch Book (GRPl) ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Jaco, Miles, Antoine Pierre and More

Read "Jaco, Miles, Antoine Pierre and More" reviewed by Len Davis


In the first part of this week's show, we pay tribute to two great musicians whose anniversary of the passing falls in late September, Jaco Pastorius (September 21st) and Miles Davis (September 28th). The show opens with a take on Miles' Bitches Brew recorded live in Brussels by Belgian drummer Antoine Pierre. Tune in for that and much more. Enjoy the show! Playlist Antoine Pierre “You Nod But You Ain't" Suspended-Live at Flagey (Out Note Records) ...

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Album Review

Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul Live in New York: The Complete NPR Jazz Alive! Recording

Read "Truth, Liberty & Soul Live in New York: The Complete NPR Jazz Alive! Recording" reviewed by John Kelman


These days, there's a plethora of recordings, originally made for radio or television broadcast, being released by labels ranging from thoroughly legit to highly suspect. In some instances, these are real archival finds; true gold, mined from hours of hours of recordings, lovingly restored and packaged. In other cases they're clearly nothing but money grabs. Capitalizing on old contracts with holes in them the size of a Mack truck, these cheaply packaged, sonically acceptable but far from stellar releases muddy ...

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Album Review

Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul: Live in NYC The Complete 1982 Jazz Alive! Recording

Read "Truth, Liberty & Soul: Live in NYC The Complete 1982 Jazz Alive! Recording" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Bassist Jaco Pastorius could be considered the American music Van Gogh, a romantic figure so much bigger than the broken body that died from a severe beaten received outside of Midnight Bottle Club in Wilton Manors, Florida, September 11, 1987. That image simply does not jibe even remotely with the music presented on Truth, Liberty & Soul: Live in NYC The Complete 1982 Jazz Alive! Recording. Then again, it never was supposed to. Only a brief five years ...

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Album Review

Jaco Pastorius: Jaco Pastorius

Read "Jaco Pastorius" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady


For any serious fan of jazz fusion, the release of Jaco Pastorius' debut solo album should have come as no surprise. Largely self taught, by 22 he was already teaching bass at the University of Miami, where he forged a strong friendship with guitarist Pat Metheny, one which would lead to the two eventually recording together, issuing a little known LP (simply titled Jaco) in 1974. But it wasn't until he became a member of fusion pioneers Weather Report that ...


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