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“What can you say about this record? I saw Jaco Patorius with Weather Report live before I ever heard this album, and after seeing him and having my life changed I searched out everything he recorded.
“Donna Lee…you mean you can do that on a bass?! Who knew? I stole and played the riff from Come On, Come Over in just about any song I could, no matter how inappropriate it might have been musically.
“The evolution of harmonics on Portrait Of Tracy and the compositional aspects of Jaco’s musicality in Okonkole Y Trompa and Forgotten Love showed me how a bass player can transcend technique for its own sake and be a musician and songwriter.
“The melodic playing on Continuum and the solo on (Used To Be A) Cha-Cha set a generation free. Where would we be if this album never existed?”