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

Weather Report - 8:30 (Live)

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: 1977
Label: Columbia Records/CBS

Weather Report's best-selling album is also Jaco's first as a co-leader. Here, Zawinul's mega hit "Birdland" leads off the album, followed by Jaco's lyrical fretless work on "A Remark You Made" and Jaco's own "Teen Town" (with Jaco on bass and drums). Jaco was nominated for a Grammy (Best Jazz Soloist) for his work on this album.


  1. Black Market (Zawinul)   8:28
  2. Scarlet Woman (Zawinul/Shorter/Johnson)   8:24
  3. Teen Town (Pastorius)   5:50
  4. A Remark You Made (Zawinul)   7:40
  5. Slang (Bass Solo) (Pastorius)   4:32
  6. In A Silent Way (Zawinul)   2:34
  7. Birdland (Zawinul)   6:34
  8. Thanks for the Memory (Tenor Sax Solo) (Robin/Rainger)   3:21
  9. Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz Medley (Zawinul)   9:28
  10. 8:30 (Zawinul)   2:55
  11. Brown Street (Zawinul/Shorter)   8:36
  12. The Orphan (Zawinul)   3:14
  13. Sightseeing (Shorter)   5:34


Josef Zawinul: Synthesizers, ARP Quadra bass, vocoder
Wayne Shorter: Soprano & tenor saxophone
Jaco Pastorius: Bass, drums
Peter Erskine: Drums and percussion
Erich Zawinul: Percussion (on "Brown Street")
Additional vocals (on "The Orphan"): West Los Angeles Christian Academy Children's Choir

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