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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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The Noonward Race

Posted in 1970s, fusion music, jazz, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Music, music video by Curtis on 10/22/07

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Presenting the Mahavishnu Orchestra, one of the first and greatest of the jazz-world-rock-fusion bands, in a television broadcast from the 1970s. The tune is titled ‘The Noonward Race.’ At this stage, the MO consisted of Billy Cobham on percussion, Rick Laird on bass, Jan Hammer on keyboards, Jerry Goodman on violin, and, of course, the preposterously gifted John McLaughlin on guitar.