Wednesday, March 29, 2023



I had never heard this piece. 
This is a transcription of a demo recording of a composition "Microcosm" by Jaco Pastorius. This recording was made in 1975 as a part of the demo for Jaco's eponymous release, but sadly didn't make it into the album. For some reason the recording circulating on the internet is almost a wholetone sharp (likely an artifact of the original tape?), so I pitch-shifted it into the original key, which I determined by listening for the open strings of Jaco's bass. The correct tuning is further proven by the other existing recordings of this song, both featuring pianist Alex Darqui (who is likely to be playing on this version as well UPDATE: could also be Herbie - he was on some other '75 JP demo sessions).

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