Jaco Pastorius

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About Jaco Pastorius

In his brief, blazing career, Jaco Pastorius proved he could do almost everything -- except handle the fame that his talent brought him. His stunning 1976 debut album put the electric bass in an entirely new light, and soon he became a superstar as a member of jazz supergroup Weather Report. He then left the group to lead his own band, in which Jaco's powerful groove and relentless flair brought together jazz, soul, calypso, Latin, rock, and other sounds. A tragic downward spiral led to his death in 1987, but he will long be remembered as a soloist, composer, accompanist, and outrageous showman without equal.

Norristown, PA, United States
December 1, 1951

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