This tune, a late ‘70s fusion recording, never gets old to me. The late, great Jaco Pastorius is featured on fretless bass and lays down a solid foundation while inserting harmonic plucking that mimics the melody line in places throughout. And beyond that, as a bonus window into the world of his musical talent, he adds in some vocal embellishments on this track.
Weather Report was and continues to be one of my fusion favorites. Enjoy!
“Birdland” by Weather Report