Jaco Pastorius: Come On, Come Over
Come On, Come Over
Jaco Pastorius (electric bass)
Jaco Pastorius (Epic EK64977)
Peter Graves (bass trombone), Ron Tooley (trumpet), Howard Johnson (baritone sax), Narada Michael Walden (drums), Sam and Dave (vocals).
Composed by Jaco Pastorius and Bob Herzog.
Recorded: New York, October 1975
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
This is the only song off of Jaco Pastorius to feature vocals and like all of the other guest spots on the album, the bassist hired more legendary musicians to fill the spots. R&B duo Sam and Dave sing the vocal on this tune. Although this is not the most dense of songs, it marks one of the first times that Pastorius used an extended brass and reed section, which he would later employ with the Word of Mouth band. His horn section is also chalked full of some of the best players to ever have played jazz music.
Pastorius had a strong affinity for funk music and that influence is highly audible on this song. Herbie Hancock really brings the entire groove together with this wah-wah clavinet chord pattern. I really like the arrangements for the horn section and I think that Sam and Dave would have benefited nicely from an entire album with this band. Another classic song from a classic album!
Reviewer: Jared Pauley