(2-LP set) from Jaco's debut to his work with Word of Mouth, he single-handedly reinvented the electric bass. In 1976, the music world changed forever with the release of Jaco Pastorius. The nine-selection album begins with a cover of Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee". Jaco's playing style was noteworthy for containing intricate solos in the higher register and for the "singing" quality he achieved on the fretless bass. His innovations also included the use of harmonics. Pastorius ignited the jazz fusion band Weather Report and propelled them into super group status. This self-titled album boasts a lineup of heavyweights in the jazz community at the time including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Don Alias, and Michael Brecker among others. Even legendary R&B singers Sam & Dave reunited to appear on the track "Come On, Come Over". Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes & pressed at RTI. 2500 limited edition and numbered deluxe laminated gatefold jackets. 180 Gram vinyl, 45 rpm set.