Jaco Pastorius

Real Name:
John Francis Anthony Pastorius III
Profile:
American bassist and composer from Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Born: 1 December 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died: 21 September 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (aged 35).

An influential American jazz musician, composer, big band leader and electric bass player; Jaco Pastorius was all of these and more at a young age. Best known for his work with Weather Report between 1976 and 1981, also working with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, et al, along with his own solo projects.

He was quickly nicknamed by his parents "Jocko" (partially influenced by his love for sports as well as the umpire Jocko Conlan), which transformed into "Jaco" in the early 1970s when a French-born musician friend and neighbor, Alex Darqui, spelled it that way by mistake. He liked the alternate spelling, and kept it.

He was inducted into US jazz magazine Down Beat's "Jazz Hall Of Fame" in 1988, one of only seven bassists so honoured, and the only electric bass guitarist.

Father of Mary Pastorius, Johnny Pastorius (with his first wife) and Felix Pastorius (with his second wife Ingrid Pastorius); uncle of David Pastorius.

"Jaco at his best defines what the word jazz really means." - Pat Metheny.
"He had that magical thing about him, the same kind of thing Jimi Hendrix had." - Joe Zawinul.
"The best bassist who has ever lived." - Jaco was voted, in the September 2006 issue of Bass Guitar Magazine.
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IAI 373846, IAI 37.38.46 Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / Bley album art Jaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley Jaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley - Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / Bley (Album) Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 373846, IAI 37.38.46 US 1976 Sell This Version
PE 33949 Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius album art Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius (Album) Epic PE 33949 US 1976 Sell This Version
5D.064D.60206, 5D 064-60206, 15.424 Jaco Pastorius - Trilogue - Live At The Berlin Jazz Days album art Trilogue - Albert Mangelsdorff - Alphonse Mouzon - Jaco Pastorius Trilogue - Albert Mangelsdorff - Alphonse Mouzon - Jaco Pastorius - Trilogue - Live At The Berlin Jazz Days (Album) MPS Records, Delta (2), MPS Records, MPS Records 5D.064D.60206, 5D 064-60206, 15.424 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
BSK 3535 Jaco Pastorius - Word Of Mouth album art Jaco Pastorius Word Of Mouth (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3535 US 1981 Sell This Version
23876-1 Jaco Pastorius - Invitation album art Jaco Pastorius Invitation (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 23876-1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
jp 1019, JP 1019, Nr. 1019 Jaco Pastorius - Stuttgart Aria album art Lagrene Bireli* & Jaco Pastorius Lagrene Bireli* & Jaco Pastorius - Stuttgart Aria (Album) Jazzpoint Records, Jazzpoint Records, Jazzpoint Records jp 1019, JP 1019, Nr. 1019 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
ALCR-216 Jaco Pastorius - Night Food album art Jaco Pastorius Night Food (Album) Timeless Records (3) ALCR-216 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
PR 1001 Jaco Pastorius - Natural album art Francisco Mondragon Rio, Hugh Petersen Featuring Jaco Pastorius, Yaco G. Grau Francisco Mondragon Rio, Hugh Petersen Featuring Jaco Pastorius, Yaco G. Grau - Natural (Album) Pulque Records PR 1001 US 1988 Sell This Version
DIW-8031/8032 Jaco Pastorius - Last Flight album art Essence (13) Featuring Jaco Pastorius Essence (13) Featuring Jaco Pastorius - Last Flight (Album) DIW DIW-8031/8032 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
DIW-827 Jaco Pastorius - PDB album art Jaco Pastorius, Kenwood Dennard, Hiram Bullock Jaco Pastorius, Kenwood Dennard, Hiram Bullock - PDB (Album) DIW DIW-827 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
30R2-19 Jaco Pastorius - Jazz Street album art Brian Melvin, Jaco Pastorius, Rick Smith (8), Jon Davis (2), Paul Mousavi Brian Melvin, Jaco Pastorius, Rick Smith (8), Jon Davis (2), Paul Mousavi - Jazz Street (Album) Timeless Records (3), Timeless Records (3) 30R2-19 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
BW1001 Jaco Pastorius - Live In New York City, Vol. 1: Punk Jazz album art Pastorius* Live In New York City, Vol. 1: Punk Jazz(CD, Album) Big World Music BW1001 US 1990 Sell This Version
ALCR-123 Jaco Pastorius - Blackbird album art Jaco Pastorius & Rashid Ali* Jaco Pastorius & Rashid Ali* - Blackbird(CD, Album) Alfa Jazz, Timeless Records (3) ALCR-123 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
R4 79335 Jaco Pastorius - Standards Zone album art The Brian Melvin Trio Featuring Jaco Pastorius And Jon Davis (2) The Brian Melvin Trio Featuring Jaco Pastorius And Jon Davis (2) - Standards Zone (Album) Global Pacific Records, Global Pacific Records R4 79335 US 1990 Sell This Version
JIM-0069 Jaco Pastorius - "Honestly" Solo Live album art Jaco Pastorius "Honestly" Solo Live (Album) Jazzpoint Records JIM-0069 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
BW1003 Jaco Pastorius - Live In New York City, Vol. 3: Promise Land album art Jaco Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 3: Promise Land(CD, Album) Big World Music BW1003 US 1991 Sell This Version
BW1002 Jaco Pastorius - Live In New York City, Vol. 2: Trio album art Jaco Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 2: Trio(CD, Album) Big World Music BW1002 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD jp 1036 Jaco Pastorius - Heavy'N Jazz album art Jaco Pastorius Heavy'N Jazz (Album, Comp) Jazzpoint Records CD jp 1036 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
BW1004 Jaco Pastorius - Trio... ... 2 Live In New York City Volume Four album art Pastorius* Trio... ... 2 Live In New York City Volume Four(CD, Album) Big World Music BW1004 US 1992 Sell This Version
JD 1232/33 Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius In New York  album art Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius In New York (Album) Jazz Door JD 1232/33 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
SSCD-8001 Jaco Pastorius - Holiday For Pans album art Jaco Pastorius Holiday For Pans (Album) Sound Hills Records SSCD-8001 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
WPCR-412 Jaco Pastorius - The Birthday Concert album art Jaco Pastorius The Birthday Concert (Album) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-412 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SSCD-8074 Jaco Pastorius - Golden Roads album art Jaco Pastorius Golden Roads (Album) Sound Hills Records SSCD-8074 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CD 1031, CD jp 1031, jp 1031 Jaco Pastorius - Live In Italy album art Jaco Pastorius Live In Italy (Album) Flavour of Sound CD 1031, CD jp 1031, jp 1031 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
BW1006 Jaco Pastorius - Live In New York City, Vol. 6: Punk Jazz 2 album art Jaco Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 6: Punk Jazz 2(CD, Album) Big World Music BW1006 US 1998 Sell This Version