Performance/Lesson on Jaco’s Mellow Fusion Masterpiece
I first became aware of this song about a year ago. The extra practice time of the covid-19 lockdown was the perfect moment to really get comfortable with its many sections.
I really love the gospel, pop, and jazz influences in this piece. Jaco and his Weather Report band-mates really were creating a ‘fusion’ in the best possible sense of the word. Perhaps because it was written by a bassist, and also because I just can’t seem to put this guitar down, I recorded with my Godin Multiac Nylon 7-String.