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Just a couple of tracks I've been listening to recently. I suggest you obtain them, one way or another, and give them a shot.
1) Jaco Pastorius - Broad Way Blues (12:42)
This live track, from his album Heavy 'n Jazz is a trio masterpiece, with bass, guitar and drums, any one of which can be taken as the lead instrument. Some beautiful and very funky grooves with the bass and guitar doubling up comprise the intro to the song, and then we're treated to a beautiful jazz guitar solo reminiscent of Wes Montgomery's earlier playing, but with just a touch of experimental/fusion in there. Naturally, the bass and drums backing this up are worth listening to just on their own. Following some experimentalism, and a return to the opening grooves, we're treated to a drum solo, later backed up with some solo bass with distortion in the high register - one of Jaco's trademarks and not to be missed. He finishes off the bass solo by simply playing (because they…