“You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance and your significance to the world,” Haden told Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross in 1992. The bassist died on July 11.
Though this was not guitarist John Scofield’s first stop into the KPLU Seattle studios this time he was joined John Medeski (piano), Billy Martin (drums), and Chris Wood (bass). As you will hear in this session, the group mixes jazz, funk and modern soul to create what host Abe Beeson called a groovy sound of [...]
You probably know “Birdland” by the group Weather Report well enough to sing along with the melody. What you may not know is the melody is being played on an electric bass by Jaco Pastorius, the subject of today’s discussion. About the time Jaco joined Weather Report in 1976, he also released a solo [...]