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Jaco Pastorius



John Francis Anthony Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 - September 21, 1987), known as Jaco Pastorius /ˈdʒɑːkoʊ pæsˈtɔːriəs/, was an influential American jazz musician, composer, big band leader and electric bass player. He is best known for his work with Weather Report from 1976 to 1981, as well as work with artists including Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, and his own solo projects. As a musician, he developed a highly influential approach to bass playing that combined a deep understanding of advanced harmony with ferocious technical prowess. His signature approach infused Latin-influenced 16th-note funk, lyrical soloing on fretless bass, bass chords and innovative use of 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). Early life: Pastorius was born December 1, 1951, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Jack Pastorius (big band singer and drummer) and Stephanie Katherine Haapala...

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I have been listening to this for 25 years and it just keeps getting better..an artist in every sense ..Thanks abc.

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