Artist: Weather Report
Song: Punk Jazz
Album: Mr. Gone
Ian Hunter - All-American Alien Boy (1976)
At the 1:19 mark, Jaco Pastorius takes a short solo that causes bass players all over the world to weep in the knowledge that they will never be as good.
Also interesting for the political insight that you need both the left wing and the right wing to fly.
“3 Views of a Secret” by Jaco Patorius
(Music: Jaco Pastorius, Album: Word of Mouth, Warner Bros. 1981)
So much attention is paid to the fluency of Jaco’s bass playing, that his immense skill as a songwriter often goes overlooked. “3 Views of a Secret” is a wonderfully accessible example of how Jaco can write a simple and catchy melody, provide some interesting colors in the background (like the chorus), and still leave room to showcase musicians like Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, who made guest appearances on the album.