Jaco Pastorius is widely considered one of the most influential bassists of all time, so to celebrate our first #TBT post, here are some Jaco performances that’ll inspire you to get you back into the practice room real quick!

Opening for Joni Mitchell.

Weather Report feat. Jaco Pastorius, solo, 1978

Jaco with the slimmed-down version of his big band live in Montreal.

Jaco playing off the melody of Wayne Shorter’s “Dolores” at the Berlin Jazz Festival ’79  (‘Berliner Jazztage’)

Last but not least, check out Jaco’s full length Master Class from our MI vault!

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