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The Essential Jaco Pastorius

By Jaco Pastorius

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Bass - Difficulty: medium to medium-difficult
By Jaco Pastorius. Hal Leonard Bass Recorded Versions. Jazz Fusion and Jazz. Bass tablature songbook. Bass tablature, standard notation, chord names and bass notation legend. 104 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.690420).

Item Number: HL.690420
ISBN 0634017675. With bass tablature, standard notation, chord names and bass notation legend. Jazz Fusion and Jazz. 9x12 inches.

Note-for-note transcriptions with tab of Jaco's brilliant bass work on 16 songs.

About Hal Leonard Bass Recorded Versions

On the heels of the success of Guitar Recorded Versions, Hal Leonard introduced Bass Recorded Versions. Finally, bass guitar players can keep up with their guitar counterparts with these off-the-record transcriptions expressly done for bass guitar. Each book contains notes and tablature.

  • Teen Town  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • The Chicken  Composed by Alfred James Ellis
  • Amerika  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • Chromatic Fantasy  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • Come On, Come Over  Composed by Jaco Pastorius, Bob Herzog
  • Continuum  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • Liberty City  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • Opus Pocus  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • Word Of Mouth  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • Soul Intro  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • Birdland  Composed by Joe Zawinul
  • Blackbird  Composed by John Lennon,Paul McCartney
  • Donna Lee  Composed by Charlie Parker
  • Invitation  Composed by Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper
  • Portrait Of Tracy  Composed by Jaco Pastorius
  • River People  Composed by Jaco Pastorius

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  • 5

    Bensalem, Pa
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  • December 30, 2011 thumbs up

    A very nice collection of Jaco material in a well printed book. A little pricey, but, that seems to be the way these days. It really could have used a CD with it.

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  • 5

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  • January 24, 2009 Best Book Ever!

    I got this book about a month ago, and have been playing it almost every day. I personally have only been playing for about a year, and because of this book and others like it, I am a better bassist than people who have been playing most of their lives...

    . This book always provides new challenges, and is transcribed perfectly. Jaco's music is some of my favorite music that I've ever listened to. And this book has the best selection of any Jaco book, this book is essential for any bassist who wants to get better and expand their musicality. BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!

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  • 5

    Wigan, England.
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  • June 14, 2008 Time To Really Play Bass.

    This book transcibes some of Jaco's finest moments.If you don't know who Jaco was, download Weather Report The Collection.I am a player of 30 years experience,mainly rock, but like so many, most of my chop's are years old. This fantastic book will stretch your...

    mind, fingers, and sanity! Whatever style or stage of bass playing you are at, buy this book. Even if you don't like the music, you will learn from the musicality. If you are lucky enough to be young, studying this book will set you up for a bass playing life.

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    24 of 55 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

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  • June 22, 2007 Jaco still blows me away

    The music is great! I have been playing for more than 20 yrs. and it was nice to be able to play some of these bass lines i had worked on many times before with no success until now.

    28 of 54 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Redmond, Wa
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  • April 11, 2006 Go to the Well...

    Jaco was, of course, 'The Man'. Not just in terms of his bass playing, but what he did for the art on music in general. My brother bought this book for me awhile back, and I've been working on various excerpts from it ever since. I like to combine...

    learning the notes from the book with listening to the actual recordings at half-speed and work it out that way. There don't seem to be any discrepencies between what I'm hearing and the transcriptions in the book. It is as the name implies; Essential.

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