Musical celebration of Jaco

Jaco Pastorius.
Jaco Pastorius.

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to feature the extraordinary talents of bass guitarist Laurence Cottle, in a celebration of the music of Jaco Pastorius, at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on Sunday (November 9).

One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Jaco brought the bass guitar to the melodic forefront of jazz (and pop music), propelling the rhythm with unstoppable energy.

With his big band, the Word of Mouth Orchestra, he blends rhythm and blues, Caribbean sunshine, bebop momentum and rocking intensity into a sizzling, creative fiesta.

Jaco Pastorius was an influential American jazz musician, composer, big band leader and electric bass player. He is best known for his work with Weather Report from 1976 to 1981, as well as work with artists including Joni Mitchell and his own solo projects.

His playing was known for its highly technical, Latin-influenced 16th-note funk, lyrical soloing on fretless bass and innovative use of harmonics. He was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988, one of only seven bassists so honored (and the only electric bass guitarist).

The evening begins at 6.45 p.m. with a pre-concert discussion with Tommy Smith and Laurence Cottle.

Ticket from the box office on 01382 434 940.