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John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (1951–1987) was a U.S. jazz musician and composer widely acknowledged for his skills as an electric bass player, as well as his command of varied musical styles including jazz, jazz fusion, funk, and jazz-funk.

His playing style was noteworthy for containing intricate solos in the higher register. His innovations also included the use of harmonics and the "singing" quality of his melodies on fretless bass. He was inducted into Down Beat Jazz… read more

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  • Best Bassist Ever! [3]
  • Best Bassist Ever! [2]
  • Best Bassist Ever! [2]
  • Best Bassist Ever!
  • Jaco Pastorius "Come On, Come Over" bass cover
  • Got the RSD release today, gotta say I'm so grateful there are download cards with vinyl, otherwise I'd have to wait until I could afford a turntable to play this. There is some amazing playing here, flat out fascinating stuff so far.
  • The Charlie Parker of the Bass.
  • Great stuff. I need to listen to more.
  • Happy Birthday Mister Pastorius!

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