Thread: Jaco Pastrious
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: Jaco Pastrious

Originally Posted by bballdrummer34 View Post
Have you heard the tune "Teen Town" ? I heard he is the one drumming on that.
Correct! He actually recorded the drums on two separate tracks--one for the high-hat pattern and another for everything else.

There's a great biography of Jaco by Bill Milkowski called "Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of the World's Greatest Bass Player." Milkowski was a friend of Jaco's so there's a lot of really good first-hand info in there and it's a who's who of jazz musicians in the 70's and 80's.

Jaco's albums as a leader are, of course, absolutely wicked, but I'm also a big fan of the stuff he did as a sideman, like with Pat Metheny on "Bright Size Life" and Joni Mitchell on "Mingus" and "Shadows and Light".

Jaco is not only one of my favorite bassists, but one of my favorite jazz musicians period.
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