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Jaco (Yeah I know)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by basegetar, Oct 3, 2001.


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  1. I know how much you guys are in need of more Jaco threads, so I thought I'd help... How the hell do you pronounce his full name? Thanks
     
  2. Jaco (Jack-O) Pastorius (Past-or-ee-us)
    Approximately. :p

    Or do you mean
    John (Joh-nn) Francis (Fran-siss) Pastorius (Past-or-ee-us) III (the third :p)? :D:p
     
  3. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    Is it "Jack-O"? I've always pronounced it "Jock-O".
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    WHY?
     
  5. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I took a Jazz History course last semester and my teacher told me it was pronounced "Jocko", and that's how I've heard it everwhere else.
     
  6. purple_haze

    purple_haze

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    I always thought it was "Jake-O"
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well how about the man himself on his instructional video!!?? :rolleyes:
     
  8. I think it's pronounced "J-Lo".
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    LMAO!

    Bruce, I've always heard it pronounced 'Jocko' also. How did he pronounce it in the video?:confused:
     
  10. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Perhaps that information would have been more useful to post the first time, as opposed to "WHY?". :rolleyes:
     
  11. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's Jaco, he briefly called himself Jocko in his youth and it appears on on or two early recordings.

    The video confirms it, and the band intro on Joni Mitchell's Shadow and Light album.

    Jaco, not Jocko.
     
  12. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Has Mr. Smarty Pants totally abandoned Sheepie's head? For "John", no matter how much you try, will always be ONE syllable! :D
     
  13. Why do you get all offensive, Bruce? Keep in mind that not everyone is fortunate enough to have seen the instructional video. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Even in the video, he calls himself Jaco (sounds like Jock - O).

    I can't believe I even replied to this thread..... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jaco = Jack O ?

    crap, I always called him Bill.
     
  16. hurm, I thought it was Jay-Ko. Can we agree it's pronounced Joh-Ko?
     
  17. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Wasn't his original nickname, Jocko, when he was a little kid? Isn't that what his parents called him? Then i thought he changed it after seeing the name Paco (pock-o). Well, I believe the name, Jaco, is a french name that orginated from the name Jaques, but as always, there is a slight chance that i may be correct (sorry if i stole your line and changed it a bit).
     
  18. :rolleyes:

    Jackie!
     
  19. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    No, Bill! Pay attention! :rolleyes:
     
  20. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Actually, PoT, I believe Jaco is either a Welsh or British name deriving from John. Perhaps...Yiddish? It's something of that nature, though.
     



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