Behind The Beat http://kplu.org en How Jaco Pastorius Launched A One-Man Revolution On The Bass http://kplu.org/post/how-jaco-pastorius-launched-one-man-revolution-bass <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156803919&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p)<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You probably know </span>“Birdland”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by the group Weather Report well enough to sing along with the melody.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What you may not know is the melody is being played on an electric bass by </span>Jaco<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Pastorius<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the subject of today’s discussion.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & Nick Morrison 17491 at http://kplu.org How Jaco Pastorius Launched A One-Man Revolution On The Bass Rebellion Of The Sidemen, Or The Birth Of Be-Bop http://kplu.org/post/rebellion-sidemen-or-birth-be-bop <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150613119&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & Nick Morrison 16738 at http://kplu.org Rebellion Of The Sidemen, Or The Birth Of Be-Bop The Road To Fame: How Jimi Hendrix Rose From The 'Chitlin' Circuit' To Become An Icon http://kplu.org/post/road-fame-how-jimi-hendrix-rose-chitlin-circuit-become-icon <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148065569&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>When Jimi Hendrix released the song “Foxy Lady” as part of the “Are You Experienced” album in 1967, it was like this whole package of psychedelia had dropped from the sky.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It came out of nowhere. Many had never heard music that sounded like this, or even of Hendrix, for that matter.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & Nick Morrison 16401 at http://kplu.org The Road To Fame: How Jimi Hendrix Rose From The 'Chitlin' Circuit' To Become An Icon Here's The Man To Thank For The Sound Of The Harmonica As We Know It http://kplu.org/post/heres-man-thank-sound-harmonica-we-know-it <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142387195&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The song “Juke” by Little Walter Jacobs might not sound revolutionary to modern ears, but when it first came out in 1951, nobody had ever had heard harmonica played like this — ever. It really has an aggressive, in-your-face sound.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & Nick Morrison 15506 at http://kplu.org Here's The Man To Thank For The Sound Of The Harmonica As We Know It This, We Agree, Was The First-Ever Recorded Rock And Roll Song http://kplu.org/post/we-agree-was-first-ever-recorded-rock-and-roll-song <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What was the first recorded rock and roll song?</span></p><p>Before we can answer that question, we have to go back and figure out the ingredients of rock and roll. We can identify three most important ingredients: gospel, jump and blues.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & Nick Morrison 14298 at http://kplu.org This, We Agree, Was The First-Ever Recorded Rock And Roll Song