©Brett Delmage, 2017
Warp'tet leader Marc Decho is excited about the 'mind blowing' compositions of Jaco Pastorius ©Brett Delmage, 2017

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The Sunday Sessions at Irene’s in November feature Marc Decho’s Warp'tet, performing a tribute to Jaco Pastorius. The Warp'tet’s members are Marc Decho on six-string electric bass, Ed Lister on trumpet, Vince Rimbach on soprano and tenor saxes, Richard Page on bass clarinet and electronics, Clayton Connell on keys, and Valeriy Nehovora on drums.

Our podcast features three music excerpts from the group’s first week developing this material at Irene’s. All are pieces performed by Jaco Pastorius, rearranged by Decho for this group. The first ensemble clip and the bass solo clip are from "Reza". The third music excerpt is from "Mr Gone".

OttawaJazzScene Editor Alayne McGregor talked with Marc Decho after the concert about the appeal of Jaco’s music, Marc’s six-string electric bass, and an unusual reason why the group will not play on the final Sunday of this grey month.

Listen to the complete podcast including the interview with Marc Decho and excerpts from their November 5 performance    Download for offline listening

Marc Decho’s Warp'tet performs at 9 p.m on Sunday, November 19 at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street in the Glebe. There is no cover but donations are appreciated. OC Transpo routes 6 and 7 directly serve this location.

Updated November 17 to add group member Clayton Connell in the text and audio podcast.

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