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This straight-ahead trio date led by drummer Brian Melvin is most notable for being electric bassist Jaco Pastorius' final recording, cut just a year before his premature death. With Melvin and pianist Jon Davis (whose style is most influenced by McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock), Pastorius was free to be very active in accompanying the piano solos, and he gets to stretch out on nearly every tune. Those listeners who stereotype Pastorius as a fusion-rock bassist will be surprised by the song titles, which include "Days of Wine and Roses," "So What," "If You Could See Me Now," "Tokyo Blues," and "Village Blues." The recording is consistently stimulating and serves as a strong final musical chapter for the great Jaco Pastorius.
Fantastic Jazz trio!
This album is amazing, it's a must for any Jaco Pastorius fan. It was Jaco's last recording and his playing is flawless! Melvin and Davis sound great too. I was excited when I saw this album on iTunes because it is very pricey everywhere else. I've seen it in the $40-$60 dollar range on Amazon.com, CDnow, eBay, etc. Buy it here, it'll be the best $10 you spend in a while!
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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||Days of Wine and Roses||Standards Zone||6:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||So What||Standards Zone||7:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Morning Star||Standards Zone||7:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Out of the Night||Standards Zone||5:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Out of the Night||Jazz Street||6:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||If You Could See Me Now||Standards Zone||6:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Moon and Sand||Standards Zone||5:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Wedding Waltz||Standards Zone||6:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tokyo Blues||Standards Zone||7:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Village Blues||Standards Zone||8:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|