Leadsheet of "Amelia", one of the earlyer Jaco compositions. He performed this one
with the "CC Riders". The song is featured on "portrait Of Jaco - The early Years",
thanks to the amazing early Jaco recordings of Bob Bobbing.
Here's a recording of the song "Amelia" by me, Sebastiaan Cornelissen - drums, and
Rob van Bavel - rhodes:
Now print out the transcription above, plug in your bass and groove along with the
same recording without the basstrack:
Leadsheet of Black Market, as performed by Weather Report on the album "8:30". Although
there is a full transcription of Jaco's basspart available (“Jaco pastorius, The
Greatest Jazz/fusion Bassplayer”), this transcription offers a leadsheet of it, with
the melody written out.
Piano arrangement of Jaco's "Forgotten Love", from Jaco's selftitled 1976 debut soloalbum.
There is also a beatiful version featured on "Word of mouth revisited", by the Jaco
pastorius Bigband (conducted by Peter Graves) featuring Christian McBride on fretless
Full bigband transcription/arrangement from Jaco's "Domingo". Written for a typical
bigband setting with 4 trumpets, 2 alt saxes, 2 tenors, 3 bones, 1 basstrombone and
a rythm section consisting of drums, bass, piano and guitar. I tried to preserve
the originalvoicings as much as I could, yet I've made some small changes: The score
is written half a note lower than played on "The birthday concert". This is a huge
reading advantage for hornplayers. For instance, the main theme of "Domingo" now
has the key of Dm when transposed for tenorsax and trumpet, instead of D#m (6#, go
figure). And it may also help a little for the incredible high notes the trumpetplayers
have to produce during the special. May be played 8vb! The first horns background
during the solo on "The birthday concert" are completely ad lib, in this arrangement
I have written a new background for saxes. The total"overview" score for the conductor
does not have a drums and guitar notation, they were written out seperately.
Here's the bassguitar score (remember this arrangement is sounding half a note lower
than the version on "The birthday concert"). Some of Jaco's signature licks are also
written out here.