(Book). A fitting tribute to the troubled genius who revolutionized electric bass playing and bridged the gaps between jazz, R&B, rock and funk. From his early days in R&B club bands through his international stardom with fusion group Weather Report and on to his solo career and tragic death at age 35, this book portrays the life and music of Jaco Pastorius, the self-proclaimed "world's greatest b...
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Backbeat Books; Anniversary edition edition (November 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 706645
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu book
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It would be mean to criticize the author for this flaw. Fans of a certain sort will appreciate his meticulous commitment to listing the names of all the musicians at each gig or on each performance and lots of descriptions of the way Jaco played. For...
" This special anniversary edition features new interviews with Jaco's childhood friends, prominent bass players of Jaco's era and afterward, and girlfriend Teresa Nagell, who was with Jaco in the last few years of his life. Some incidents from the first edition have been further researched and expanded to become full chapters. Exclusive to this edition, the online audio features newly revealed music tracks from Jaco's early years along with spoken testimonials from Jaco's friends and colleagues. The book also contains new, never-before-seen photos acquired from the Pastorius estate.