Jaco Pastorius: Portrait of Jaco… the Early Years

This critically acclaimed boxed audio biography brings an 80-page color booklet and over two-and-a-half hours of never-before-heard recordings of Jaco Pastorius from 1968 up through his glory years. Hear his earliest bands, unheard originals, and very beginnings as a soloist.


1Sermon at the Crossroads
2Please Don’t Love Me (featuring Jack Pastorius, Jaco’s father)
3Jocko’s First Gig (Jaco on drums)
4The Chicken (Jaco plays all instruments)
5Suzanne (on first record ’68)
6If You Were Mine (Woodchuck)
7Street Life (Interview)
8Mr. Pitiful (Woodchuck)
9Higher Solo (Tommy Strand)
10Ming of Mings (Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders)
11Rice Pudding (Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders)
12Amelia (Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders)
13Like the Sound of the Music? (Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders)
14Long, Long Day (Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders)
15Exploring on Acoustic (Jaco warming up on acoustic bass)
16Dexterity (more on acoustic)
17Birth of Continuum
18Mr. Clean (Ira Sullivan)
19I Can Dig It Baby (Little Beaver)
20Touch the Sky
21Behind the Scenes with Jaco
22Between Races (Peter Graves Orchestra)
23Domingo (Peter Graves Orchestra)
24Wiggle Waggle (Peter Graves Orchestra)
25Opus Pocus (Jaco’s demo recording)
26Balloon Song (Jaco’s demo recording)
27Continuum (Jaco’s demo recording)
28Behind the Scenes…Part 2
29All The Things You Are (Pat Metheny)
30Bright Size Life (Pat Metheny)
31Epic Signs Jaco
32The Real Deal (Jaco explains)
33Refuge of the Roads (Joni Mitchell)
34Hejira (Jaco with Joni Mitchell)
35Jaco, John & Mary (Jaco playing with his children)
36Cannonball (Joe Zawinul & Weather Report)
37Kuru/Speak Like a Child (Herbie Hancock)
38Las Olas Farewell (Jaco sings)

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