Thursday, December 1, 2016

UPDATED: Jaco Pastorius - Havona Bass Solo Transcription with TAB

Today, Dec 1st, would be Jaco Pastorius 65th birthday. For the occasion I'd like to pay tribute to Jaco with this updated version (with TABs as requested below in the comments) of this memorable Jaco bass solo.

Havona is a Jaco Pastorius composition from the classic 1977 Weather Report album titled "Heavy Weather". This solo was recorded during Jaco's peak and is an amazing example of his command and mastery of the fretless bass. Back in the early 90's, I was very much into Jaco and spent many hours learning his bass lines and solos. I transcribed Havona's bass solo back then. I revisited the bass solo section of the song and the transcription and updated it last week. I hope you enjoy and get as much out of it as I did.

Happy shedding & all the bass!

Jaco Pastorius - Havona - Bass Solo Transcription

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  1. no tabs ? :-(
    Can you make tabs + notation?

  2. Thanx for all your transcriptions ! :-)

  3. I will try to add tabs to all my transcriptions from now on...