Jaco Pastorius

Born 1 December 1951. Died 21 September 1987
Jaco Pastorius
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1951-12-01
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Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius Biography (BBC)

In his short life, Pastorius elevated the bass guitar into a major jazz instrument. He grew up in Florida, and after starting out on drums, took up bass when he hurt his arm in a football accident. Soon he was accompanying visiting musicians to his home state, but by the mid 1970s was working at a national level with pianist Paul Bley and guitarist Pat Metheny, playing on Metheny's celebrated album Bright Size Life.

In 1976, he joined the fusion band Weather Report, and his bass-playing became an integral part of its sound, in concert and on albums such as Heavy Weather and Night Passage. As well as pulsating basslines, he played dazzling solos in the higher register, with a thin, nasal tone that contrasted to the thumping drive of his ensemble playing.

He also included chords and harmonics that gave his contribution to the band a rich texture. He played both the fretted and fretless bass guitar, but his playing was always notable for its incredible accuracy and rhythmic drive. He was a very flamboyant personality on stage, and not all the band's fans liked his posturing and the way he milked audiences for applause.

In the early 1980s he formed his own band Word of Mouth, with which he recorded and played concert tours. The final years of his life involved problems with drugs and alcohol, and he died needlessly in a brawl at a Florida nightclub. Nevertheless, in less than a decade he had transformed his instrument from the backbone of the rhythm section into a solo force.

Jaco Pastorius Biography (Wikipedia)

John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (, December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz bass guitarist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981. He worked with Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, and recorded albums as a solo artist and band leader. His bass playing employed funk, lyrical solos, bass chords, and innovative harmonics. He was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988, one of only seven bassists so honored (and the only electric bass guitarist).

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Three Views of a Secret
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Three Views of a Secret
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Liberty City
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Liberty City
Joni Mitchell
The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines
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The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines
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Kuru/Speak Like a Child
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Kuru/Speak Like a Child
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Portrait Of Tracy
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Portrait Of Tracy
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The Chicken (Home Recording)
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The Chicken (Home Recording)
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Rez/Giant Steps Medley
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Rez/Giant Steps Medley
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I Shot The Sheriff
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I Shot The Sheriff
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Donna Lee
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Donna Lee
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John And Mary
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John And Mary
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Continuum
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Continuum
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Come On, Come Over
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Come On, Come Over
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Okonkole y Trompa
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Okonkole y Trompa

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The Chicken
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The Chicken
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BLACK CROW
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BLACK CROW
Abe Most
Hejira
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Hejira
Chuck Findley
REFUGE OF THE ROADS
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REFUGE OF THE ROADS
Bobbye Hall
Coyote
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Coyote
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Soul Intro / The Chicken (Birthday Concert Version)
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Soul Intro / The Chicken (Birthday Concert Version)
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Chromatic Fantasy
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Chromatic Fantasy
Albert Mangelsdorff
Ant Steps on an Elephant’s Toe
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Ant Steps on an Elephant’s Toe
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Punk Jazz
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Punk Jazz
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Blackbird
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Blackbird
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Soul Intro/The Chicken
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Soul Intro/The Chicken
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