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In Reply to: RE: 'JACO' documentary on Jaco Pastorius, a treasure trove of interviews and information from the best jazz musicians posted by Dr Phibes on October 14, 2017 at 01:17:20
same guy as when he was with Weather Report - understandably but still not my choice of music, kind of a hyper world music sound (if that makes sense)
Phil - I guess I'm just "old" ha ha - nothing to be jealous about!
I totally understand the "few years" back reference. It's amazing how quickly time flies, especially when a concert is etched in ones mind.
I saw the Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire tour when I was in High School and that was over 40 years ago. I can still see McLaughlin clear as a bell... like it was yesterday.
Although Jaco's genius isn't present, I like the Alphonse Mouzon era of Weather Report too. Particularly Alphonse's bass line on Cucumber Slumber- it's an inventive lyrical hook I never tire of.
To me, on some Fusion stuff- the production and keyboard sounds don't age well, but it's still great music.
Have a great day- Jim
Very close, but the Bass player was Alphonso Johnson on Cucumber Slumber. Alphonse Mouzon was the Drummer on Weather Reports first album in 1971.
Not sure what a "few" years means, Joe Zawinul has been dead for ten years. The Zawinul Syndicate did have a world music flavor to it not sure if I would use the word "hyper" to describe it. The Syndicate was similar in sound to Weather Report but with a more ethnic bend to it. There were also many variations to the actual group.
I have heard many of the Zawinul albums my favorites being: The Rise & Fall of the Third Stream and Zawinul.
The show in Detroit (which I admittedly only caught the 2nd half) was very fast paced, probably Zawinul pushing the bar once again.
I did not mean to disparage him in any way.
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