Jaco Pastorius, the wickedest bass player of all time, is everywhere next month



By Steve Newton

Fans of Jaco Pastorius, the wickedest bass player of all time, are in for some real treats next month.

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announced today that it will release a collection of music titled JACO: Original Soundtrack on November 27, aka Record Store Day Black Friday 2015.

Produced by Metallica bassist (and Jaco freak) Robert Trujillo and Pastorius’s eldest son, John Pastorius IV, J:OS features 16 tracks, including Jaco Pastorius solo tracks, Weather Report tunes, and musical collaborations with Joni Mitchell, Ian Hunter, and Herbie Hancock. among others.

But the big news is that the disc will include three brand-new recordings, including interpretations of Pastorius’s “Come On Come Over” by Mass Mental–featuring Trujillo, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Flea, Whit Crane, Benji Webbe, and Stephen Perkins & C-Minus–and “Continuum” by Rodrigo y Gabriel. The other new track, “Shine”, by Tech N9ne, contains a sample of “Kuru,” as…

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