The Extraordinary & Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius

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  • Release Date: 12/20/2005
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • ISBN-13: 9780879308599
  • Catalog Number: 5637333452
  • Sales rank: 20,823


Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. Swing - Jaco's Father Jack Reminisces. (0:58)
  2. 2 Jaco's First Gig - Playing Drums. (1968) (1:45)
  3. 3 Jaco's First Home Recording Playing the Bass. (1968) (0:53)
  4. 4 High School Sweethearts - Tracy Lee Reminisces. (2:40)
  5. 5 Extended Funk Solo - Jaco Cuts His Teeth Playing R&B (7:07)
  6. 6 The C.C. Riders Gig - As Told by Mentor Charles Brent (2:40)
  7. 7 Amelia - One of Jaco's Earliest Originals. (1972) (6:22)
  8. 8 Exploring on Acoustic - In His Hollywood Apt. (1973) (1:46)
  9. 9 Birth of Continuum - The Seeds of a Classic. (1973) (2:16)
  10. 10 Ira Sullivan Remembers Jaco's Spirit. (2:46)
  11. 11 Behind the Scenes - Jaco Talks Candidly About Harmonics. (1:46)
  12. 12 Balloon Song - From Jaco's Florida Demos. (1974) (2:11)
  13. 13 Continuum - Joe Zawinul & Jaco's First Meeting. (1974) (6:26)
  14. 14 Herbie Hancock Provides a Loving Tribute. (4:05)
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Jaco Pastorius Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    great book

    great book

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    Long Live Jaco

    True genius with a tragic life

    Great book, well written and captures the mystery of jaco

    RIP My Man

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  • Posted November 16, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    As a fellow bass player, I was captivated.

    Jaco was definitely an amazing bass player, and an even more so interesting person. He was a typical musician in the fact that he was depressed and never truly appreciated how good he was. He was an out of the box thinker, that took the bass to new levels for jazz, the blues, and rock and roll. Those that had the privilege to jam with him, or got to know him on a personal level, figured out how tortured he was. Unfortunately, a great tortured musician is more valuable than a happy individual lacking talent. Hence, Jaco died a tortured shut-in as opposed to a happy old man who could have truly appreciated his own achievements. Regardless, Jaco's life was quite extraordinary, and this book was inspiring and well-titled.

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    Posted November 18, 2009

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