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He worked with Pat Metheny and Joni Mitchelland recorded albums as a solo artist and band leader. As ofhe is the only electric bassist of seven bassists inducted into the DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame,  and has been lauded as one of the best electric Slang (Bass Solo) - Weather Report - 8:30 of all time.
Pastorius suffered from drug addiction and mental health Dance Dance Dance - Bay City Rollers - Its A Game throughout his professional life, and despite his widespread acclaim had problems over the latter part David At The Institution (Dialogue And Instrumental) - Various - Endless Love his life holding down jobs due to his unreliability.
In frequent financial trouble, he was often homeless throughout the mid s. Inhe got into a fight outside of a music club in South Florida and died as result of injuries sustained in the fight.
He was only 35 years old. After his death, his work continued to influence musicians, being elected to the DownBeat Hall of Fame in He was the subject of the documentary film Jaco.
He was the oldest of three boys born to Stephanie, his Finnish mother, and Jack Pastorius, a charismatic singer and Frequency - STaLL 13 - Flush drummer who spent much of his time on the road. His family moved to Oakland Park in Fort Lauderdale when he was eight. Pastorius' nickname, "Jaco", became adopted, and was partially influenced by his love for sports as well as the umpire Jocko Conlan.
Inhe began spelling it "Jaco" after it was misspelled by his neighbor, pianist Alex Darqui. His brother called him " Mowgli " after the wild boy in The Jungle Book because he was energetic and spent much of his time shirtless on the beach, climbing trees, running through the woods, and swimming in the ocean.
He attended Evacuation - Various - Misty Mountain Hop - A Millennium Tribute To Led Zeppelin. Clement's Church. He was intensely competitive and excelled at baseball, basketball, and football.
He played drums until he injured his wrist playing football when he was thirteen. The damage was severe enough to warrant corrective surgery and inhibited his ability to play the drums. By —, at the age of 17, Pastorius had begun to appreciate jazz and had saved enough money to buy an upright bass.
Its deep, mellow tone appealed to him, though it strained his finances. He had difficulty maintaining the instrument, which he attributed to the humidity in Florida. When he woke one day to find it had cracked, he traded it for a Fender Jazz Bass.
In his teens he played bass guitar for Wayne Cochran and the C. In the early s, Pastorius taught bass at the University of Miamiwhere he befriended jazz guitarist Pat Methenywho was also on the faculty.
Before recording his debut album, Pastorius attended a concert in Miami by the jazz fusion band Weather Report. After the concert, he approached keyboardist Joe Zawinulwho led the band. I'm the greatest bass player in the world.
After listening to the tape, Zawinul realized that Pastorius had considerable skill. Pastorius made his band debut on the album Black Market Columbia, in which he shared the bass chair with Johnson. Pastorius was fully established as sole band bass player for the recording of Heavy Weather Columbia, Slang (Bass Solo) - Weather Report - 8:30 , which contained the Grammy-nominated hit " Birdland ". During his time with Скрижали Солнца - Княжая Пустынь - Марѣво Report, Pastorius began abusing alcohol and illegal drugs,   which exacerbated existing mental problems and led to erratic behavior.
Warner Bros. This was the group that recorded his second solo album, Word of Mouth Warner Bros. InPastorius toured with Word of Mouth as a piece big band. While in Japan, to the alarm of his band members, he shaved his head, painted his face black, and threw his bass guitar into Hiroshima Bay. Despite attention in the press, Word of Mouth sold poorly. As alcohol and drug problems dominated Universe Of Black Divine - Abigor - Verwüstung / Invoke The Dark Age life, he had trouble finding work, finding people who would tolerate his shenanigans, and he wound up homeless.
Inwhile filming an instructional video, Pastorius told the interviewer, Jerry Jemmottthat although he had been praised often for his ability, he wished that someone would give him a job. Pastorius developed a self-destructive habit of provoking bar fights and allowing himself to be beaten up. A brain hemorrhage a few days later led to brain death. Luc Havan faced a charge of second-degree murder. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to twenty-two months in prison and Back In N.Y.C.
- Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway years' probation. After serving four months in prison, he was paroled for good behavior. Until aboutmost jazz musicians played the acoustic, upright bass, also known as the double bass. With the exception of the bass players in the trios Bill Evans led, bassists remained in the background with the drummer, forming the rhythm section, while the saxophonist, trumpeter, or vocalist handled the melody and led the band.
Pastorius had other ideas for the bass player. He played an electric bass from which he had removed the frets. He played fast and loud, sang, and did flips. He spread powder on the stage so he could dance like James Brown. He joked around and talked to the crowd. A self-described Florida beach bum, he often went barefoot and shirtless.
He was tall, lean, and strong, and for someone who played sports the nickname "Jocko" fit. His thumbs were "double jointed" and his fingers were long and thin. After being taught about artificial harmonicshe added them to his technique and repertoire.
Natural harmonicsalso known as open string harmonics, are played by lightly touching the string at a fret without pressing it to the fretboard, resulting in a note that rings somewhat like a bell.
Artificial harmonics, also called false harmonics, involve lightly touching a string with one finger, then using another finger to play the note,  simultaneously playing and stopping the note. He played these with a floating thumb technique on the right hand, anchoring on the bridge pickup while playing on the E and A strings and muting the E string with his thumb while playing on higher strings. When he was 21, Jaco acquired the bass with its frets removed, or removed them himself his recollections varied over the yearsand sealed the fretboard with epoxy resin.
In the bass was repaired by luthiers Kevin Kaufman and Jim Hamilton, after it had been broken into many pieces. It was found in a guitar shop inbut the shop owner refused to give it up. The Pastorius family enlisted lawyers to help but nearly went bankrupt in Robert Trujillobass guitarist for Metallicaconsidered Jaco Pastorius to be one of his heroes, and he felt that the family ought to have the bass.
Trujillo helped pay to have it returned to them. Fender began offering a fretless version of their standard Jazz Bass in the mid s, and in began offering the "Fender Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass" in their Artist series, and Custom Shop series.
These instruments were modelled Slang (Bass Solo) - Weather Report - 8:30 the Bass of Doom, with the Custom Shop version featuring a fretboard sealed with epoxy resin. Pastorius used the "Variamp" EQ equalization controls on his two Acoustic amplifiers  made by the Acoustic Control Corporation of Van Nuys, California Slang (Bass Solo) - Weather Report - 8:30 boost the midrange frequencies, thus accentuating the natural growling tone of his fretless passive Fender Jazz Bass and roundwound string combination.
He also controlled his tone color with a rackmount MXR digital delay unit that fed a second Acoustic amp rig. During the final three years of his life he used Hartke cabinets because of the character of aluminum speaker cones as opposed to paper speaker Slang (Bass Solo) - Weather Report - 8:30 . These provided a bright, clear sound.
He typically used the delay in a chorus -like mode, providing a shimmering stereo doubling effect. He often used the fuzz control built into the Acoustic His signature sound is prominent on Flora Purim 's Everyday Everynighton which he played the bass melody for a Michel Colombier composition entitled "The Hope", and performed bass and vocals on one of his own compositions, entitled "Las Olas". Bass Player magazine gave him second place on a list of the one hundred greatest bass players of all time, behind James Jamerson.
He has been called "arguably the most important and ground-breaking electric bassist in history" and "perhaps the most influential electric bassist today".
William C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jaco Pastorius. Sample from " Portrait of Tracy " with extensive use of harmonics. Main article: Jaco Pastorius discography. Retrieved January 14, Retrieved September 22, Rolling Stone. March 31, Retrieved March 30, San Francisco: Miller Freeman. Guitar World. August 28, Retrieved May 31, Jaco DVD. Retrieved June 1, The Tombstone Tourist 2nd ed.
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