Post Number: 823
|Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 2:13 am: |
A very sad day for bass players everywhere. Jaco was an astounding player whose playing I've missed every day since 1987.
Post Number: 935
|Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 4:35 am: |
19yrs ago today I was in GuitarCenter when i heard about it I'll never forget!http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=jaco+pastorius&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7
Post Number: 94
|Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:04 pm: |
I'd been turned on to Jaco through this very forum (Alembic), and had no idea he had passed on at all!
Rest in peace kind sir.
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:10 pm: |
What is most amazing is he did it all with 4 strings. Nowadays, we seem too absorbed in extra strings and too many chops. He always dealt with "the right notes" and great feel. Will we ever learn from history? Find peace Jaco, we miss you even more now!
Post Number: 730
|Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:25 pm: |
Jaco was truly an artist in every sense of the word but he lived a hard life with a tragic end.
Enjoy it why we have it, (it’s cliché but very true) “life on this Earth is short”.
Post Number: 1029
|Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 12:46 am: |
Though I'm more of a Jamerson/Kaye/McCartney influenced guy, I have great respect for JP. The real tradgedy is that he could have such mental problems that went unattended. There's no business like show business. This is the problem of too much spotlight and not enough real life, what a dreadful shame. The great problem of mental health in this country is you're either crazy or normal with no middle ground. I endured 20 years of clinical depression and would not admit at gunpoint my problems for fear of being labeled crazy. I can only imagine with large trepidation the acceleration that alcohol, drugs, and fame would have introduced. You're way better off admitting to being an alcoholic, drug addict, or even an ex con, than to saying you're seeing a psychiatrist at your 'day job'.
J o e y
Post Number: 825
|Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 3:11 am: |
Well, I spent yesterday evening watching his instructional video. Boy was he good! Obvious from his interaction with Jerry jemmot that he had 'issues' but he was still obviously in love with his craft.