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Teen Town

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In honor of the Shministim, and with Tel Aviv in mind, we post here a 1977 appearance on Saturday Night Special of the fusion group Weather Report, performing the Jaco Pastorius showpiece “Teen Town.” It was enough for me to learn to play this bass line on a keyboard; for a hearty laugh, you should see me attempt it on a fretless.

Wayne Shorter, saxophone; Joe Zawinul, keyboards; Jaco Pastorius, bass/composer; Manolo Badrena, Latin perc.; Alex Acuña, perc.


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  1. Monte said, on 12/19/08 at 6:04 pm

    That bass line is not possible for ordinary mortals on a fretless!

  2. Curtis said, on 12/19/08 at 10:19 pm

    I know, right? Well, in his defense, Jaco had enormous hands. Seriously, it’s hard to tell in this video, but they were like, a foot wide.

  3. Monte said, on 12/27/08 at 10:53 am

    Had my hands been two feet wide, I couldn’t have done it! It’s like lightning!

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