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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 bass player". 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.

©2005 Bill Milkowski (P)2020 Tantor

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the ultimate must for any jazz head! excellent story and insight about the genius bassist, jaco

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I have reviewed many books here this one is a challenge

Jaco was an to say the least a influence in my life as a young man hearing his debut album and thinking to myself wow people just don’t do this on the base. Much of this book broke my heart as I didn’t know many of the things that he had done during shows in front of audiences, I still have respect and admiration for him and I’m grateful for his contribution to music, I will miss him always , I also am grateful for the many artist who paid him the respect he is due thank you guys I hope to meet some of you some day

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