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Jaco Pastorius vs. Cliff Burton

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    Posted: October 17 2012 at 17:27
Two legendary bassists, both known for innovating the role if the bass in jazz and metal (respectively), and both lives cut short in the mid 80s. Who knows what these two musicians could have done if they had even 5 to 10 more years. Who do you prefer?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote geneyesontle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2012 at 17:43
Jaco Pastorius is a legend of bass playing. He's fantasitc.
I also love Cliff Burton. He's a fantastic metal bass player. Maybe Metallica would be good if he was alive. Wink
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Jaco is my choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2012 at 17:48
Jaco Pastorius, Burton's not even in the same league imo.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2012 at 17:53
Jaco's show offy cocainesnorting fusion style doesn't appeal to me and I don't care about different leagues. Cliff Burton
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2012 at 19:35
I gotta go with Jaco. Almost every jazz bassist who plays fusion owes their sound to what Jaco accomplished. Victor Wooten, Alain Caron, Steve Jenkins, Gary Willis, all of them. Even prog bassists like Jonas Reingold or the Haken bassist wouldn't be the same without Jaco's influence.

Cliff was great, and definitely did new things with metal bass, but he wasn't even around for nearly half the time that Jaco was.


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Jaco innovated a lot. He gets my vote even though I'm not a big fan of that flatulent middy Fender-Jazz-Bass-with-the-bridge-pickup-solo'ed tone.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2012 at 20:29
Jaco.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2012 at 10:10
Hmmmm

Pastorius - not a bass player: that man was a bass guitarist, true virtuoso & one of the most influential musicians of the genre.

Burton - as a metal bass player, he was good, no doubt; listening to 'Ride The Lightning' & 'Master Of Puppets' recently though, I was more taken by how much he was himself influenced by Lemmy (sorry, but that's what I hear )

So, one influential virtuoso vs a good bass player?

I'll let you guess which way I voted

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2012 at 21:55
Jaco... Jaco, Jaco, Jaco. Bowdown
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2012 at 21:59
Jaco was a musical genius.

Cliff was musically gifted. 

Pretty obvious choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2012 at 22:31
I don't understand this poll. Stern Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2012 at 23:37
^ Which part of it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Intruder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2012 at 19:17
Jaco....if only for that self-titled solo album - classic.  Strange poll....apples and oranges.  Maybe Jaco vs. Laird, Carter or Clark or Burton vs. Harris, or Newstead....or even Geezer!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NecronCommander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2012 at 19:50
It should have been Lars.

That being said, Jaco is still the superior musician here, and frankly I'm still a bit offended that Metallica's current bassist is also the current owner of Jaco's Bass of Doom.  That belongs in a museum or with his family, not on stage playing Master of Puppets.
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