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Jaco Pastorius

b, 1951-1987 US, Norristown, Pennsylvania
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Rock
A.k.a. John Francis Anthony Pastorius III Nelson (Jocko) Padron

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 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. "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.

  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Vocals
  • Drums
  • Electric piano
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Portrait of Tracy on Jaco Pastorius by Jaco Pastorius
Come On, Come Over on Jaco Pastorius by Jaco Pastorius
Chicken on Broadway Blues by Jaco Pastorius
Donna Lee on Jaco Pastorius by Jaco Pastorius
Soul Intro / The Chicken - Live at Mr. Pip's, feat. Lauderdale, FL, 12/1/81 on The Birthday Concert by Jaco Pastorius
Continuum on Jaco Pastorius by Jaco Pastorius
Kuru/Speak Like A Child on Jaco Pastorius by Jaco Pastorius
Opus Pocus on Jaco Pastorius by Jaco Pastorius
Teen Town on Word Of Mouth Revisited by Jaco Pastorius
I Shot the Sheriff on Live in Italy by Jaco Pastorius

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Kool Jazz Festival NYC 1982Jaco Pastorius2017Album
Truth, Liberty & SoulJaco Pastorius2017Album
Jaco Pastorius Bass Workshop - Jazz Concert In MartiniqueJaco Pastorius2017Album
Live Under The Sky Tokio '84Gil Evans & Jaco Pastorius2016Album
JacoJaco Pastorius2015Album
Last Live 1986Jaco Pastorius2014Compil.
Modern American Music...Period! The Criteria SessionsJaco Pastorius2014Album
Anthology: The Warner Bros. YearsJaco Pastorius2014Compil.
Word Of Mouth Band 1983 Japan TourJaco Pastorius, Word Of Mouth Big Band Featuring Kazumi Watanabe2012Album
The Green LightJaco Pastorius2011Album
60th Anniversary CollectionJaco Pastorius2011Album
Tommy Strand & The Upper Hand Featuring Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius2009Album
Live In Japan & Canada 1982Jaco Pastorius2008Album
Jaco's First BandJaco Pastorius, Woodchuck2008Album
Legendary Demo & Live TracksJaco Pastorius2008Album
Ultimate Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius2007Compil.
The Essential Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius2007Compil.
The Early Years RecordingsJaco Pastorius2007Compil.
Jaco, L'Ascension D'Un GénieJaco Pastorius2007Compil.
Smoke On The Water, Live In Rome, 1986Jaco Pastorius2007Album
Back In TownJaco Pastorius, Rich Franks, Alex Darqui2007Album
At Aurex Jazz Festival, Tokyo 1982Jaco Pastorius & Word Of Mouth Big Band2007Album
Trio Of DoomTrio Of Doom, John McLaughlin • Jaco Pastorius • Anthony Williams2007Album
The Early Years RecordingsJaco Pastorius2006Compil.
Introducing Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius2006Compil.
Word Of MouthJaco Pastorius2006Album
Live At Berliner JazztageJaco Pastorius2005Album
The Best Of Jazz-Rock Bass GuitarJaco Pastorius2004Compil.
Inédits 1969-1974Jaco Pastorius2003Album
Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius AnthologyJaco Pastorius2003Compil.
Modern Electric BassJaco Pastorius2002Single
Portrait Of Jaco - The Early Years, 1968-1978Jaco Pastorius2002Compil.
Fretless PandemoniumJaco Pastorius & Friends2002Album
Inedits 1969-1974 (Extraits De "Portrait Of Jaco")Jaco Pastorius2002Compil.
Jams / Rare CollectionJaco Pastorius2001Compil.
Another Side Of Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius2001Compil.
Broadway BluesJaco Pastorius1999Album
Holiday For Pans - Full Complete SessionsJaco Pastorius1999Album
Heavy'N Jazz & Stuttgart AriaJaco Pastorius1999Compil.
Broadway Blues & TeresaJaco Pastorius1999Album
Rare CollectionJaco Pastorius1999Compil.
Live In New York City, Vol. 6: Punk Jazz 2Jaco Pastorius1998Album
Live In New York City ● Vol. 7: HistoryJaco Pastorius1998Album
Golden RoadsJaco Pastorius1997Album
Live In ItalyJaco Pastorius1997Album
Best ImprovisationsJaco Pastorius1997Compil.
Le Demi-Dieu De La BasseJaco Pastorius1997Compil.
Live In MontrealJaco Pastorius1997Album
Live In New York City, Vol. 5: RaçaJaco Pastorius1997Album
Live In Italy & HonestlyJaco Pastorius1997Compil.
Live In Italy & HonestlyJaco Pastorius1997Compil.
Live In Italy & HonestlyJaco Pastorius1997Album
Curtain CallJaco Pastorius1996Album
LiveJaco Pastorius With Word Of Mouth Big Band1995Album
The Birthday ConcertJaco Pastorius1995Album
Holiday For PansJaco Pastorius1993Album
Jaco Pastorius In New YorkJaco Pastorius1993Album
Heavy'N JazzJaco Pastorius1992Album
Live In New York City, Vol. 4: Trio 2Jaco Pastorius1992Album
Best Works CollectionJaco Pastorius1992Compil.
Live In New York City, Vol. 2: TrioJaco Pastorius1991Album
Live In New YorkJaco Pastorius & Word Of Mouth Big Band1991Album
"Honestly" Solo LiveJaco Pastorius1991Album
BlackbirdJaco Pastorius & Rashied Ali1991Album
Live In New York City, Vol. 3: Promise LandJaco Pastorius1991Album
Standards ZoneThe Brian Melvin Trio Featuring Jaco Pastorius And Jon Davis1991Album
Live In New York City, Vol. 1: Punk JazzJaco Pastorius1990Album
Jazz StreetJaco Pastorius, Brian Melvin1989Album
Last FlightEssence Featuring Jaco Pastorius1989Album
PDBJaco Pastorius, Kenwood Dennard, Hiram Bullock1989Album
NaturalFrancisco Mondragon Rio, Hugh Petersen Featuring Jaco Pastorius, Yaco G. Grau1988Album
Stuttgart AriaBiréli Lagrène & Jaco Pastorius1986Album
Modern Electric BassJaco Pastorius1985Album
InvitationJaco Pastorius1983Album
The Florida ConcertJaco Pastorius1982Album
Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius1981Album
Word Of MouthJaco Pastorius1981Album
Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / BleyJaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley1976Album
Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius1976Album
Jazz CollectionKeith Jarrett, Jaco PastoriusAlbum
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