Jaco, The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius, w. Audio-CD
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.
Exclusive to this edition, the CD 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.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2005. 339 p. w. numerous photos.
Abmessung: 237mm x 153mm x 19mm
Bill Milkowski has been covering the music scene since 1975 for publications such as Downbeat, JazzTimes, Guitar Player, Bass Player, and many others. He knew Pastorius personally from 1982 until the artist's death in 1987.