Jaco Pastorius: “Continuum” Live

I came across this video of Jaco performing “Continuum” live at the 1979 Berlin Jazz Festival.  He uses a wireless system and walks around the auditorium while playing this classic composition from his debut album. If you’re new to […]


“Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel

From the Vault.  Today’s Classic Bass Line is from “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel.  This tune is from his highly successful album So.  Peter Gabriel’s website is here.  The highly talented and prolific bassist Tony Levin […]


“Message in a Bottle” by The Police

Today’s Classic Bass Line is from the song “Message in a Bottle” by The Police.  Sting played this line on his early 1970’s Fretless Fender Precision Bass.  The bass has an ash body with a fretless maple neck.  He […]


Bright Size Life by Pat Metheny

Today’s Essential Record is Pat Metheny’s debut album Bright Size Life.  It was recorded in Germany over 3 days in December of 1975 and released in 1976.  Pat Metheny is on guitar, Jaco Pastorius on bass, […]