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pronounced "jay-co" or "jah-co"?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Matt R Miller, Jul 16, 2003.


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  1. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    A friend of mine are having a little dispute about this, and we're not certain because we're the only people in our area that have ever even heard of mr. pastorius. whats the correct pronounciaton?
     
  2. it's the second.
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  4. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    naw dude, it's Jauqo III-X !







    j/k:p
     
  5. I thought it was Jay-co for the longest time adn was disapointed when I found out that Mr. Pastorius' first name and Michael Jackson's nickname are pronounced the same...

    Glenn
     
  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Well, be disappointed no longer. They're not.

    Jaco is JAH-KO.

    Jackson's nickname is JACK-O.
     
  7. wow, you must live in a pretty ignorant town to be the only two ppl to know of Jaco...


    im not saying your ignorant, just the other ppl in ur town.
     
  8. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    do the ppl in ur town talk like this?

    Doesn't sound too intelligent to me.
     
  9. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    Conn.
    I visited the Jaco site a while back and one of his family members was on-line and cleared this up for a bunch of us,it is JACK-O.
    The story goes that his brother had a hard time with saying words and it was his way of saying the name.
     
  10. maybe they do, the world may never know

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    It is Jah-coh it sounds like taco
     
  12. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    You shouldn't believe everything you read on the net. It makes you look silly.;)

    If you're trying to tell us it's "JACK-O", then everybody who has worked with him on a live record or DVD (and I have most of them), from Joni Mitchell to Pat Metheny to Hirum Bullock (etc.) has been saying it wrong.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    I even have Jaco himself saying his own name on a live CD somewhere and even he pronounced it "JAH-KO".

    He is always introduced as "JAH-KO", not JACK-O :rolleyes: .
    Like "Taco" as someone pointed out.
     
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    On all the recordings - I hear it as a French :

    "Jacques" followed by "Oh" .
     
  14. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    An excellent point since he is of French decent.

    John Francis Pastorious III (as I believe he introduces himself on "The Birthday Concert").
     
  15. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hear ya go ;)
     
  16. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    :confused:

    The Milkowski book, says this:

     
  17. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Wow! And I read that book when it came out.:p

    Sure sounds like a French name though.;)
     
  18. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Not that this has anything to do with the late Mr. Pastorius, but in Italian culture, the name "Jaco" is pronounced "Yah-ko".
     
  19. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Quit trying to confuse the issue! ;) :D
     
  20. too late?
     



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