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Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 823
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 2:13 am:   Edit Post

A very sad day for bass players everywhere. Jaco was an astounding player whose playing I've missed every day since 1987.

Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 935
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 4:35 am:   Edit Post

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
Username: paulman

Post Number: 94
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post

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.
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 19
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

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!
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 730
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post

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”.
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1029
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post

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
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 825
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 3:11 am:   Edit Post

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.


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