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Jaco : The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius - Bill Milkowski


The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius

Paperback Published: 16th January 2006
ISBN: 9780879308599
Number Of Pages: 340

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(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 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 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.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Jaco-Man and Mythp. xi
(Still) Reflecting on Jacop. xix
Prologue: Star-Spangled Jacop. xxv
The Early Yearsp. 1
Growing up "Jocko" (1951-1966)p. 3
The Making of a Bass Player (1967-1968)p. 15
South Florida Soul Circuit (1969-1972)p. 29
Riding with the C.C. Riders (1972)p. 39
The Laundromat & the Lion's Share (1973-1974)p. 49
The Glory Yearsp. 65
The "Discovery" of Jaco Pastorius (1974-1975)p. 67
Weather Report: Clear (1976-1977)p. 85
Weather Report: Cloudy (1978-1979)p. 103
Weather Report: Stormy (1980-1981)p. 119
Strictly by Word of Mouth (1982)p. 139
The Dark Yearsp. 149
55 Grams & the Hang Dynasty (1982-1983)p. 151
Playboy Jazz Meltdown (1984)p. 171
Ever Closer into the Abyss (1985-1986)p. 183
Bellevue Spa Casino & Hotel (1986)p. 221
The Finalep. 235
Return to the Sunshine State (1987)p. 237
Alone Again, Naturally (August 1987)p. 253
Jaco's Waterloo: The Final Bar (9/11/87)p. 259
Epilogue: Requiem for Jaco/The Heir Apparentp. 273
Sixty-Three Views of a Secret: Musicians, Colleagues, and Friends Reflect on the Life and Times of the World's Greatest Bass Playerp. 281
Jaco Pastorius Discographyp. 323
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ISBN: 9780879308599
ISBN-10: 0879308591
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 16th January 2006
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Special edition