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Jaco Pastorius

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Topic: Jaco Pastorius
Posted By: Barla
Subject: Jaco Pastorius
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 15:14
I've already posted this on the "Bands Out Of PA" thread, but I think I wouldn't recieve so much attention, so:
The other day I realised that surprisingly, the solo career of the best bassist in the Earth, JACO PASTORIUSisn't on this site Shocked !! ADDITION TO JAZZ - ROCK / FUSION NOWWW !!
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Posted By: video vertigo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 17:03
I thought he was just jazz not jazz-rock/fusion, but I've not heard the majority of his work.

"The rock and roll business is pretty absurd, but the world of serious music is much worse." - Zappa

Posted By: Leningrad
Date Posted: September 10 2006 at 00:18
ClapThumbs Up
Yeah, he's pretty fusion-y. I vote Thumbs Up.

Posted By: Barla
Date Posted: September 10 2006 at 17:06
C' mon !! Anyone more giving an opinion about this ?


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: September 10 2006 at 17:25
One of the best, most influential bassists ever, the late, great Jaco Pastorius certainly belongs here. Thumbs Up 
He was a pioneer of the fretless bass, and yes, I see him as a fusion artist.
Where he led, many followed.

Let the monkey drive.

Posted By: mrgd
Date Posted: September 11 2006 at 23:51
I agree that fusion was what he excelled in and while others try ,they just can't manage to reach his technical prowess and chops. What a loss to the world of music. Include him with my blessing, please.

Looking still the same after all these years...

Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: September 14 2006 at 15:42

Posted By: Dick Heath
Date Posted: September 25 2006 at 13:23
Contributions to jazz rock fusionist additions always welcome!
Jaco is jazz - nah, where did that come from????!!!!! Can't remember Jaco playing double bass which would have been in keeping of jazz bassist.
Jaco wasn't the first fretless bass player - indeed the story goes, to get himself a fretless bass he pulled the frets out of his 4 string with pliers, and filled in the holes with epoxy putty.

Posted By: Pseud0
Date Posted: September 28 2006 at 00:26
no he shouldn't be on this site

Miles Davis however......


Posted By: Intruder
Date Posted: November 10 2006 at 02:36
The Weather Report is on the site, but the architects of the band aren't....if there is a wave of support for Jaco then there should be a tsunami of support for Zawinul.

I like to feel the suspense when you're certain you know I am there.....

Posted By: micky
Date Posted: November 10 2006 at 21:24
count me in for supporting Jaco.

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Posted By: Bastille Dude
Date Posted: November 10 2006 at 21:46
I'm in as well, Jaco should be here.


Posted By: Paradox
Date Posted: November 13 2006 at 05:59
I agree also.


Posted By: S Lang
Date Posted: November 17 2006 at 04:34
I would have assumed that Jaco was already here, so much so that I didn't even bother checking...
Fusion? No way. Jazz-Rock more likely for I've seen him perform tributes dedicated to Hendrix for up to 60 minutes at a time, playing solo, whilst the rest of Weather Report remained somewhat redundant... - and rightly so. They were tired and bored, unlike Jaco who was having great pleasure.
"Live in NY, volumes I-IV represent a middle ground of his approach in general whilst his contribution to WR that greatly assisted the band's image is perhaps less important, but earned him a living. 
His inclusion in the Archives is only a few years overdue....

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