In the wake of his death, however, Jaco Pastorius has become a key figure in the latter day world of the jazz movement of the 20th Century, a figure as important as any of the greats. He continues to elicit platitudes of the wonderful and genius variety, as his recorded output will never lose any of the magnanimous luster that was the breathtakingly original sounds that eminated from the bass guitar of Jaco Pastorius.
If you’ve just heard of his name, but never knew what he was all about, if you just heard that he was considered this all time great bass player and didn’t understand what all the hoopla was all about, then one is absolutely urged to scope out his unreal recordings which are not of the casual variety, but of the mindblowing one. But don’t just take my word for it, check out some of the videos below which showcase some peak performances of this gifted master.
Big heartfelt tributes abound today for the late, great Jaco Pastorius, who will never have the volume knob dimmed on his great, short, and influential life. If anything, the knob will be turned way up, in the other direction.