This young man is quite impressive playing a modern jazz tune that was recorded by a band known as weather report. Now, I have my work cut out for me if for nothing else as a technical exercise. The fingering is quite hairy and he makes it look easy.
For bass players, Jaco Pastorius needs no introduction. He was an innovator, a virtuoso of monstrous proportions, and a truly unique personality. Self-taught on multiple instruments bass includedJaco overcame an early and debilitating arm injury, a youth of poverty, and an initial backlash to his bass technique to become the legendary musician he's remembered as today. Jaco was, at times, very humble about his own innovations.
Behind them, the drummer begins a rapid, steady pattern, with high-hat cymbal accents on the backbeat and the snare falling on the third beat of the measure. Distantly in the background, a percussionist adds Latin rhythms. Chorus One An accented pair of high notes announces the first chorus.
I didn't use any click track. The drums were all played live, starting with the basic rhythm track, then I added the drum hits. I later made the two drum tracks separately in mono, so I could control the reverb for the drum hits.
Write it down! To complete the four-bar figure, simply substitute the parallel F6 -to- Eb6 and D6 -to- C6 chords diagrammed in Ex. The final touch is to add and accent the C9 voicing on the last two sixteenths of bar 4. You can mix different fingerings, but Zawinul used the same voicing for each chord.