'A Portrait of Jaco' was written to reflect the work of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, both as a solo artist, and with pioneering fusion outfit Weather Report. The bassline for this piece is a busy, syncopated part that is very challenging to play up to tempo. As well as the groove elements, it also features harmonics, chordal parts and a complex bass solo. The entire line also has an improvised feel to it, and therefore includes very little repetition.
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