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.
Epic legend. How many of us would be doing something else if he wouldn't have been around? How different would the electric bass sound... and it's role in music.
One of the most influential musicians of the last 50 years or so IMO.
Thank you Jaco.
Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart.
To the bass players out there who would be up for checking out a new piece of music i made? It's like a mixture of Jaco and Victor and a bit of me. http://www.last.fm/music/Luke+Godfrey/_/The+Morning+Sun
For all you Spotify users:
Jaco Pastorius' roots (songs he played/liked): http://open.spotify.com/user/s.jeronimolisboa/playlist/4NJopxRvtIZgdvPfKtX7hX
Jaco Pastorius' output (albuns in wich he played): http://open.spotify.com/user/s.jeronimolisboa/playlist/6gS4n4Gpo5FU5v7esXfGUg
Oh merci beaucoup,Jaco!J'espère que tu es peinard là-haut,et que St Pierre t'a déniché
une basse frettless,comme cela tu peux entremêler le Paradis et l'Enfer,tout comme tu
l'as fait sur terre.Tu nous as redéfini ce que nous appelons:"Apprendre sur le tas";d'abord ,
tu as joué de la basse,et un peu plus tard,en passant,tu t'es mis au Solfège...
Oh thank you so much,Jaco,hope you're fine up there,hope also they gave you a fretless bass,so you could mix Hell and
Heaven together like you did on Earth!You redefined the basic principle about"learning by doing":first you played the bass,
and then,by the way,you learned about music...