Solo Efforts
• Jaco Pastorius
• Word of Mouth
• Invitation (Live)
• Birthday Concert

with Weather Report
• Black Market
Heavy Weather
8:30 (Live)
• Mr. Gone
• Night Passage
• The Jaco Years
Live & Unreleased

with Joni Mitchell
•Don Juan's
Reckless Daughter

•Shadows & Light(Live)

with Pat Metheny

Guest Appearances
•Al DiMeola - Land of the Midnight Sun
•Ian Hunter - All
American Alien Boy

•Mike Stern - Upside Downside
•Jaco Pastorius - Rare Collection



Essential Jaco Recordings Latest Release

Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life

Portrait of Jaco...
the Early Years

the 2-Disc Anthology &
80 page booklet

Visit the Early Years Site

Jaco's handwritten song list
for his solo debut.

An "out there" Epic
Records promo concept.

...and the real promo

Jaco's Grammy

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Release Date: 1976
Label: ECM

Pat Metheny's and Jaco's debut albums arrived the same year, 1976. This album, featuring the trio of Metheny, Jaco and drummer Bob Moses, was not only Metheny's debut, it is also one of Jaco's earliest recordings released to date (recorded in 1975).


  1. Bright Size Life (Metheny)   4:45
  2. Sirabhorn (Metheny)   5:29
  3. Unity Village (Metheny)   3:40
  4. Missouri Uncompromised (Metheny)   4:21
  5. Midwestern Nights Dream (Metheny)   6:00
  6. Unquity Road (Metheny)   3:35
  7. Omaha Celebration (Metheny)   4:18
  8. Round Trip/Broadway Blues (Coleman)   4:58


Pat Metheny: Guitars
Jaco Pastorius: Bass
Bob Moses: Drums

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