Weather Report & Live & River People

Weather Report, “River People” by Jaco Pastorius. Performed in Offenbach, Germany, 1978.

Jaco Pastorius (bass), Wayne Shorter (soprano sax), Joseph Zawinul (keyboard, synthesizers), Peter Erskine (drums). Wow, I like this even better than the studio version in Mr. Gone.

Jiro Inagaki & Funky Stuff

Jiro Inagaki and Soul Media, Funky Stuff (1975).

Hiromasa Suzuki (arrangement, electric piano), Hajime Ishimatsu (drums), Akira Okazawa (electric bass), Hiroshi Yasukawa (guitar), Jiro Inagaki (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, production), Takashi Imai (trombone). A new find for me, tossed up via the algorithms of the T’Oobs. Tight playing!

Jaco & Opus Pocus

“Opus Pocus” by Jaco Pastorius. This is a demo tape recording made in 1974 which is included on the posthumous album The Early Years Recordings (2006).

Don’t quote me on this, but I think the personnel is: Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Othello Molineaux (steel drums), Leroy Williams (steel drums), Lenny White (drums), Don Alias (percussion).