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    Jaco Pastorius

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    Jaco Pastorius was widely acknowledged for his skills as an electric bass player. He died in 1987 at age 35 following a violent incident at a Fort Lauderdale drinking establishment.



    This self-titled album was Pastorius' solo debut and was originally released in 1976. As living legend Pat Metheny puts it in the liner notes on one of the re-issues of Pastorius' albums:


    Jaco Pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large. Everywhere you go you hear Jaco's sound; from the latest TV commercial to bass players of all stripes copping his licks on recordings of all styles, from news broadcasts to famous rock and roll bands, from hip hop samples to personal tribute records, you hear the echoes of that unmistakable sound everywhere.

    1. Donna Lee
    2. Come On, Come Over
    3. Continuum
    4. Kuru/Speak Like a Child
    5. Portrait of Tracy
    6. Opus Pocus
    7. Okonkole Y Trompa
    8. (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha
    9. Forgotten Love
    Jaco Pastorius
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    Jaco Pastorius

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets


    Limited to Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies!


    Jaco Pastorius' eponymous 1976 solo debut was originally released in 1976 on Epic Records. Produced by Blood Sweat & Tears founder Bobby Colomby, the 9-song set features eight definitive originals and a transcription of the bebop standard Donna Lee, all showcasing Jaco's genius as both an instrumentalist and composer.


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    1. Donna Lee
    2. Come On, Come Over
    3. Continuum
    4. Kuru / Speak Like a Child
    5. Portrait of Tracy
    6. Opus Pocus
    7. Okonkole Y Trompa
    8. (Used to Be A) Cha-Cha
    9. Forgotten Love
    Jaco Pastorius
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    Amandla

    Amandla was originally released in 1989. It is the third and final collaboration between Miles Davis and producer/bassist Marcus Miller. The album mixes elements of the genres go-go, zouk, funk, and jazz, combining electronic instruments with live musicians. The composition Mr. Pastorius, featuring drummer Al Foster, is a tribute to late jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. (via Wikipedia)


    This album will be released on 180 gram vinyl.

    1. Catembe
    2. Cobra
    3. Big Time
    4. Hannibal
    5. Jo-Jo
    6. Amandla
    7. Jilli
    8. Mr. Pastorius
    Miles Davis
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  • Heavy Weather Heavy Weather Quick View

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    Heavy Weather

    Weather report's seventh album, released in 1977.
    It is the band's second album with bassist Jaco Pastorius, but on this one he is a permanent member of the band.



    Its opening track, Birdland, was a significant commercial success, something not typical of instrumental music.
    A striking feature of Birdland is Pastorius picking harmonics on his fretless bass.


    Released just as the Jazz-rock or Fusion movement began to run out of steam, this landmark album proved that there was plenty of creative life left in the idiom.

    1. Birdland
    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mama
    6. Palladium
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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  • Stone Alliance (Awaiting Repress) Stone Alliance (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Stone Alliance (Awaiting Repress)


    Limited To 1000


    Tidal Waves Music proudly presents the reissue of this long out of print Jazz/Funk classic originally released on PM Records in 1976. Featuring an all-star line up comprised out of Steve Grossman (best known for his saxophone performances & recordings with Miles Davis), Gene Perla (Nina Simone) & percussionist Don Alias (Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Blue Note). Included is a hip rendering of Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'" & the album's best-known song "Sweetie Pie" (mentioned in the track 'Root Down' by the Beastie Boys & sampled by rap-outfits like Original Flavor, Leaders of the New School amongst others).


    Stone Alliance's eponymous debut album hits hard like a sonic hurricane, this landmark album is a rebellious effort and a must hear for '70s jazz fans. Officially licensed from PM Records and featuring the original artwork created by Anne Maria Schnider. Now back available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition (1000 copies) for the first time since 1976.

    1. Vaya Mulatto
    2. King Tut
    3. Duet
    4. Sweetie-Pie
    5. Creepin'
    6. Samba De Negro
    Stone Alliance
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    Hejira

    After the expanded instrumental scale and sonic experimentation of Court & Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell reverses that flow for the more intimate, interior music on Hejira, which retracts the arranging style to focus on Mitchell's distinctive acoustic guitar and piano, and the brilliant, lyrical bass fantasias of fretless bass innovator Jaco Pastorius. Known for his furious, sometimes rococo figures beneath the music of Weather Report, Pastorius is tamed by Mitchell's cooler, more deliberate ballads: these meditations coax a far gentler, subdued lyricism from Pastorius, whose intricate bass counterpoints Mitchell's coolly elegant singing, especially on the sublime Amelia, which transforms the mystery of Amelia Earheart into a parable of both feminism and romantic self-discovery. This isn't Mitchell at her most obviously ambitious, yet the depth of feeling, poetic reach, and musical confidence make this among the finest works in a very fine canon. --Sam Sutherland
    1. Coyote
    2. Amelia
    3. Furry Sings The Blues
    4. A Strange Boy
    5. Hejira
    6. Song For Sharon
    7. Black Crow
    8. Blue Motel Room
    9. Refuge Of The Roads
    Joni Mitchell
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    Heavy Weather

    Weather Report's Heavy Weather was the ideal release, a popular and artistic success and for the same reasons. Released in 1977 just as the jazz-rock movement began to run out of steam, this landmark album proved that there was plenty of creative life left in the idiom. The powerhouse supergroup comprised of Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena delivered their only certified-Platinum release with this killer collection.


    Legacy Recordings has gone to great lengths to present this classic album exactly the way it was originally intended, with all the warmth and nuance that only vinyl can offer!

    1. Birdland
    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mama
    6. Palladium
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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    Heavy Weather (180g 45 RPM)

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI


    Only 2,500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Housed In Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets


    Originally released in 1977, Heavy Weather is the landmark seventh album from the jazz fusion group Weather Report. Featuring a powerhouse line-up comprised of Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena, Heavy Weather became one of the best sellers in the Columbia jazz catalog and the highest selling release of the band's 16 year career. Includes the Joe Zawinul penned jazz standard, Birdland.


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    1. Birdland

    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mama
    6. Palladium
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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  • Black Market Black Market Quick View

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    Black Market

    Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of their era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
    Despite many personnel changes over its 16 year lifespan, they continued to create groundbreaking music under the guidance of Joe Zawinul.


    Bandmembers Zawinul, Shorter and Moreira all played the bands of Miles Davis and at first Weather Report was a direct extension of Miles' 'In A Silent Way'/ 'Bitches Brew' period.


    But when bassist Jaco Pastorius became a bandmember in 1976, Weather Report entered their most popular phase including the release of 'Black Market'.
    This sixth album is influenced greatly by African music. Combined with jazz we could describe this genre as world fusion.

    1. BLACK MARKET 06:30
    2. CANNON BALL 04:35
    3. GIBRALTAR 07:45


    1. ELEGANT PEOPLE 05:02
    2. THREE CLOWNS 03:14
    3. BARBARY COAST 03:05
    4. HERANDNU 06:35

    Weather Report
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    Levin Brothers

    Gold With Smoke Colored 150 Gram Vinyl


    Signed By Tony Levin & Pete Levin


    Numbered/Limited To 1000


    Tony Levin, (bassist with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), has for the first time, joined up with his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter) to make an album of the music they loved listening to when they were kids - the 'cool jazz' of the 1950s. Tony's cello and bass share the lead voice with Pete's organ and piano, and they're joined by notable players on drums, guitar and sax. Don't expect abstruse songs or long-winded solos - this album is all about great, melodic songs with high level performances by all the players.

    1. Bassics
    2. Brothers
    3. Mysterioso
    4. Not So Square Dance
    5. Jumpin Jammies
    6. Cello in the Night
    7. Havana
    8. Special Delivery
    9. I Got Your Bach
    10. Matte Kudasai (King Crimson cover)
    11. Ostropolya
    12. Gimme Some Scratch
    13. I Remember
    14. When Sasha Gets the Blues
    Levin Brothers
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  • Black Market Black Market Quick View

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    Black Market


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album


    Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna And The Debut Of Jaco Pastorius


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured By R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
    of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
    superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
    stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
    Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
    Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
    take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield
    one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's title
    track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul's tribute to his recently
    deceased bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market also features the all-star
    line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
    Friends likes Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing recording sessions. All in
    all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Black Market by Weather Report.
    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
    domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
    plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Black Market an audiophile first
    time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Cannon Ball!

    1. Black Market
    2. Cannon Ball
    3. Gibraltar
    4. Elegant People
    5. Three Clowns
    6. Barbary Coast
    7. Herandnu
    Weather Report
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  • Heavy Weather Heavy Weather Quick View

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    Heavy Weather


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original #1 1977 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Heavy Weather


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
    of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
    superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
    stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
    Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
    Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
    take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1977 fusion classic Heavy Weather would go on to yield
    one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts thanks to the top charting hit single Birdland.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with smashes like Joe Zawinul's brilliant ballad A Remark
    You Made, the powerful Palladíum by Wayne Shorter and of course the funk assault of Jaco's Pastorius on Teen Town
    all which made this a top charting album in 1977.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Heavy Weather also features the all-star
    lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Manolo Badrena (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
    All in all, Heavy Weather took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Heavy Weather by Weather
    Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the
    audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design
    by Lou Beach.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Heavy Weather an audiophile
    first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.


    A Remark You Made!

    1. Birdland
    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mamá
    6. Palladíum
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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  • Coming Of Age Coming Of Age Quick View

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    Coming Of Age

    Call it a generous fluency, an affable virtuosity. Call it a true band spirit. The best bands have all had something that can't be forced: A refined mastery of music and a willingness to converse through music. That's what you hear, above all, on bassist Ben Williams' sophomore recording, Coming of Age: The sound of a musician who's cultivated an authentic rapport with some of the best young players in New York City.


    We have these group texts that we send to each other all the time," Williams says of his band, Sound Effect. "We're just as entertaining to each other off stage as on. If there were ever a reality show about jazz, we'd be good candidates for it!"


    Coming of Age for the 30-year-old Williams means playing a lively role among his peers and a vital part in the music world at large. After winning the prestigious Monk Institute Competition in 2009, Williams got busy turning his youthful promise into real achievement. "My career as a bandleader and composer started from the moment I won," he says. "I had this opportunity to say something-and an obligation, too." In 2011 Williams delivered a debut album, State Of Art, to great critical acclaim and toured widely as a bandleader with Sound Effect. He became a sought after and beloved sideman, playing so many sets at one year's Winter Jazzfest that he rarely left the stage. Most impressively, he assumed a highly-coveted place in guitarist Pat Metheny's Unity Band. "Ben has a fearless and open-minded approach to what music can be," Metheny has said. "A wonderful combination of skills."


    For all his strides in bandleading and performing, on the track Coming of Age Williams shows his greatest growth as a composer. "Composing seems like a nebulous thing," he says. "But the ability to translate a feeling into actual music, takes a lot of doing it, a lot of practice. Which chord is going to invoke this feeling? What's the best key for this idea?" And Williams has some big ideas and feelings to convey, necessitating heavy skill in musical translation and storytelling. On "Toy Soldiers," for example, a martial rhythm and chantlike riff send a message about the sacrifices of war. He wrote the uplifting "Strength And Beauty" on the day of the 2012 Newtown school shooting.


    "The tragic news hit me hard, and this tune came to me as a way of feeling my way through the tragedy. The title was inspired later, when I saw how [jazz saxophonist] Jimmy Greene and his family responded to losing their daughter at Newtown. Their pain is something most of us can't even imagine, but the way Jimmy held it together and became a beacon of light and true strength was an inspiration to everyone."


    Williams takes a page from the Miles Davis school of bandleading by encouraging his band members to compose in the studio, too. For the R&B tribute anthem "Voice of Freedom (for Mandela)," Williams enlisted the smooth soulfulness of singer-songwriter Goapele-and then headed in to record the song with a characteristically open mind. In the studio, saxophonist Marcus Strickland contributed an on-the-spot horn arrangement with the sunny harmony of a South African choir.


    As much as Williams writes in response to politics and current events, his compositions are a respectful celebration of the musical past, too. The driving samba rhythms of "Forecast" are an homage to the jazz fusion group Weather Report, with the tune's melody inspired by Wayne Shorter's "Over Shadow Hill Way." Williams's fluid fretless grooves on "Half Steppin'" recall Jaco Pastorius's "Teen Town."


    Williams sees covers of pop tunes as a bestowal to the jazz canon. "I always like to contribute new repertoire to the jazz songbook," says Williams. "For me it's very important to shout out all the young, new songs coming out." His gift on this album is a moving instrumental version of Lianne La Havas' breakup ballad "Lost & Found." Guest trumpeter Christian Scott communicates the contained heartache of La Havas's song lyrics, with a lightly arranged string quartet adding the right amount of solace.


    Coming of Age concludes with the sweeping title tune, a showcase for Williams's broad stylistic range. "I wanted 'Coming of Age' to feel big," he says. "I was thinking of it in movements, as a kind of mini-symphony." In the final section of "Coming of Age," Williams picks up a bow for the only time on the record, filtering the sound to other worldly but soulful effect. "The vibe I was going for at the end was Prince," Williams says. "I wanted it to feel sonically transformed, tripped out." It's an auspicious end to an accomplished sophomore recording, with Williams' bowed strings sauntering off into the stars to explore for the next album.


    Whatever comes next for Ben Williams, it's sure to be as engaging as it is virtuosic. As an artist who's come of age, Williams' raw talent has evolved into musical grace, conviction, and power. He's a musician in meaningful dialogue with his band Sound Effect, with current events, with musical styles past and present, and finally, with his listeners.


    "My favorite thing is when someone comes up to me who's heard my music and they're singing one of my tunes," Williams enthuses. "Humming a melody! That's the best feeling in the world, when one of my tunes has stuck in someone's head."

    1. Black Villain Music
    2. Voice of Freedom (for Mandela) featuring Goapele
    3. Toy Soldiers
    4. Lost & Found
    5. Half Steppin'
    6. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    7. Toy Soldiers (Reprise)
    8. Coming of Age
    Ben Williams
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    Pat Metheny Group

    180 Gram Vinyl Reissue


    The first recording by the Pat Metheny Group features the innovative guitarist along with keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan, and drummer Dan Gottlieb. The music is quite distinctive, floating rather than swinging, electric but not rockish, and full of folkish melodies. The best known of these six Metheny-Mays originals are Phase Dance and Jaco. This music grows in interest with each listen!

    1. San Lorenzo
    2. Phase Dance
    3. Jaco
    4. Aprilwind
    5. April Joy
    6. Lone Jack
    Pat Metheny
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    Jaco Pastorius (Out Of Stock)

    Jaco Pastorius was widely acknowledged for his skills as an electric bass player. He died in 1987 at age 35 following a violent incident at a Fort Lauderdale drinking establishment.


    This self-titled album was Pastorius' solo debut and was originally released in 1976. As living legend Pat Metheny puts it in the liner notes on one of the re-issues of Pastorius' albums:


    Jaco Pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large. Everywhere you go you hear Jaco's sound; from the latest TV commercial to bass players of all stripes copping his licks on recordings of all styles, from news broadcasts to famous rock and roll bands, from hip hop samples to personal tribute records, you hear the echoes of that unmistakable sound everywhere.

    1. Donna Lee
    2. Come On, Come Over
    3. Continuum
    4. Kuru/Speak Like a Child
    5. Portrait of Tracy
    6. Opus Pocus
    7. Okonkole Y Trompa
    8. (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha
    9. Forgotten Love
    Jaco Pastorius
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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