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Jaco Pastorius: December 1, 1951 - September 21, 1987

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Aaron, Sep 21, 2001.


  1. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Just thought i'd dedicate a thread to jaco, because it is the 13 annual jaco rememberance day.
     
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    1851? wow jaco lived a long time. :eek:

    ;)
     
  3. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    I didnt think he was that old.
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Is that better? ...god...picky picky...
     
  5. RHCFlea

    RHCFlea

    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    Jaco rules. I have one of his CD's it is amazing. JACO JACO JACO JACO. He's cool. Hey, PoT, they want you to play donna lee over in miscellanious best song you can play thread. They don't believe you. Jaco Jaco Jaco. He was amazing.
     
  6. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Yes that is better, now he was not 136 or something.
     
  7. Without sounding insensative, how did he die?
     
  8. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
  9. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Jaco. the man.

    If you consider yourself a legit bass player, you absolutely must own:

    Weather Report - Heavy Weather
    Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
    Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life
    Joni Mitchell - Shadows & Light

    If you had to listen to just one track on each album:

    "Havona", "Donna Lee", "Bright Size Life", and "In France They Kiss on Mainstreet" from each album respectively.

    If I could change anything about my life, I would have started playing bass at an earlier age and I would have started listening to jazz music, especially Jaco's playing at a much earlier age. For that matter, I would have started listening to Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, and Ray Brown at the same time. If you don't know who any of these cats are, you need to start buying jazz music right now. You'll thank me for it later.
     
  10. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    oh yeah, and Jaco died in 1987. To sum up a long story quickly:

    Jaco was trying to get into an after hours nightclub in Florida. He was totally f*cked up. The bouncer wouldn't let him it. He gave the bouncer a ration of s*it. The bouncer finally got irritated and proceeded to kick the living hell out of him. When the cops got there, they found him lying in the street in a pool of blood. He went into a coma and died 9 days later. The bouncer got charged with manslaughter and got out of jail 9 months later on good behavior.

    R.I.P. Who loves ya?
     
  11. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas

    That bastard bouncer should hang! I'm sorry, just getting worked up.
     
  12. RHCFlea

    RHCFlea

    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    I hope he did. What the hell was he thinking?
     
  13. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Oh my God, I said hang. Damn english class with their "Crucible" book!!!