To make a short story long, I noticed that Jerry Douglas covered "A Remark You Made" on his newest album. So I went back to pull out my Weather Report Heavy Weather CD to revisit the original. As I pulled the booklet out I noticed that Jaco Pastorius plays the mandocello on "Birdland" and "The Juggler".
Fascinating. I couldn't here any mandocello on Birdland but did hear some fills on the Juggler.
As a bad mandolin player and a terrible bass player, I think this is really cool. I wonder how the mandocello is strung. Is it GDAE like the mando and upside down bass?Either way Jaco completely knows his way around a fretboard.