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Jaco Pastorius

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"Jaco" was born John Francis Pastorius III, the first of three sons born to John Francis Pastorius II and Stephanie Katherine Haapala Pastorius. He had Finnish, German, Swedish, and Irish ancestry. Although "Jaco" was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the family subsequently moved to Fort Lauderdale. Jaco went to elementary and middle school at St. Clement's Catholic School in Wilton Manors, and he was an altar boy at the adjoining church. He went to high school at Northeast High in Oakland Park. He was a talented athlete with skills in football, basketball, and baseball, and he picked up music at an early age. He took the name "Anthony" at his confirmation.

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Jivin' with Joni: The Lost Recordings 1978-1979

Label: April First Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Disc 1: It Goes Like This, Joni I-II-III; Elbow Room; Boogie Woogie Man (Groove 1);Charlie Chatter (1); Joni Replies(1); Screwdriver Monday (Sketch); The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey (Alternate); More Charlie Chatter; Edith and The Kingpin; You're Old Enough To Say Goodnight (False Start); Your Guardian Angel Can't Relax (Demo & Rehearsal Mix); Joni & Charlie. Disc 2: The Whole Outdoor Scene; The Ballad of Toots Banger; Pieces of Wisconsin; Pieces of Wisconsin (End Piece); A Chair In the Sky (demo); Evergreen Eyes (Joni Home Recording); Sweet Sucker Dance (Alternate); God Must be a Boogie Man (Rehearsal & Alternate); Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/ Moanin'/ Woodstock/ Caravan/ All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother; You're Old Enough To Say Goodnight. Disc 3: Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap); God Must Be a Boogie Man; Funeral (Rap); A Chair in the Sky; The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey; I's a Muggin'; Sweet Sucker Dance; Coin in the Pocket (Rap); The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines; Lucky; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

For John Medeski music has always been about healing

Read "For John Medeski music has always been about healing" reviewed by Leo Sidran


For John Medeski, music has always been about healing. “Music just kind of sucked me up," he says. “For me having music was a great way to deal with the hard things in life.Best known as one-third of the avant-garde jazz / funk trio Medeski, Martin & Wood along with Billy Martin and Chris ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Mondak: Glass Spheres

Read "Glass Spheres" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Until now, bassist Chris Mondak has been impressing only live audiences. With his album debut, Glass Spheres, he hopes to connect with a wider audience. Mondak's life has been far from ordinary. He was born in Venezuela and raised in Illinois. While in high school, he was awarded Illinois All-State Musician three times and received numerous ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada June 30-July 4, 2022 Like everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in its tracks. Forced to cancel the 2020 festival, they instead presented a four-day virtual festival online on June 27-30. Another abbreviated ...

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Article: Album Review

Charles Mingus & Joni Mitchell: Jivin' with Joni: The Lost Recordings 1978-1979

Read "Jivin' with Joni: The Lost Recordings 1978-1979" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Looks like a bumper month of archival releases awaits the ever ready Mingus aficionado. First, in late April, 2022, Resonance Records unleashes The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's. Just in time for Record Store Day (April 23) Candid Records releases a sweetly remastered Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus. Now, in a joint announcement from Jazz Workshop ...

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: Book Review

Michael Brecker: Ode to a Tenor Titan

Read "Michael Brecker: Ode to a Tenor Titan" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Ode to a Tenor Titan Bill Milkowski 408 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-4930-5376-6 Backbeat Books 2021 By the summer of 2005, most people in the jazz world knew that legendary tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker was suffering from a serious medical condition. He had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a ...

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Article: Interview

Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto

Read "Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Mauro Gargano, contrabbassista e compositore barese da molti anni residente a Parigi, ha pubblicato nell'ultimo anno e mezzo due album, Nuages e Feed, assai diversi tra loro per formazione, stili e atmosfere, ma entrambi molto interessanti e personali. Siamo andati a parlarne con lui, anche per conoscere la sua storia e quella dei jazzisti italiani trasferitisi ...


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