Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by kally'splace, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. is there any connection between Jaco's high standards as a bassist and the reckless manner in which he ended his life. "cos i've been wondering why he became very wild later in his life. I've always beleived that the more you're used to the bass the moe disciplined you become. I'm a living witness to this. I'm a better young man since i started playing the bass guitar.:rolleyes:
  2. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    He became reckless later in his life because he was a manic depressive taking fantastic amounts of drugs and alcohol. You tend to get reckless when you combine psychological problems and the aforementioned substances.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    From reading books, magazines, hearing the odd story here & there...
    Jaco seemed pretty 'reckless' & wild early on, too. 'Reckless', however, in a not-so deadly way...more in a balls-to-the-wall, anything goes kinda vitality. His playing sure embodied that "no-holds' barred" attitude; seize the day! ;)
    I can only imagine Jaco being a gas to hang with early on in his career.
  4. He didn't end his life. He was murdered.
  5. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    Arent there people on talkbass who new Jaco personally?
  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Dann Glen knew him