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     Jaco Pastorius

Real name: John Francis Pastorius
Born: Dec 1, 1951 in Norristown, PA
Died: Sep 21, 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Post-Bop, Fusion
Instruments: Bass

Jaco Pastorius was a meteor who blazed onto the scene in the 1970s, only to flame out tragically in the 1980s. With a brilliantly fleet technique and fertile melodic imagination, Pastorius made his fretless electric bass leap out from the depths of the rhythm section into the front line with fluid machine-gun-like passages that demanded attention. He also sported a strutting, dancing, flamboyant performing style and posed a further triple-threat as a talented composer, arranger and producer. He and Stanley Clarke were the towering influences on their instrument in the 1970s.

Though born in Pennsylvania, Pastorius grew up in Fort Lauderdale, where he played with visiting R&B and pop acts while still a teenager and built a reputation as a local legend. Everything started to come together for him quickly once he started playing with another rookie fusionmeister, Pat Metheny, around 1974. By 1976, he had been invited to join Weather Report, where he remained until 1981, gradually becoming a third lead voice along with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. Outside Weather Report, he found himself in constant demand as a sessionman and producer, playing on Joni Mitchell, Blood Sweat and Tears, Paul Bley, Bireli Lagrene and Ira Sullivan albums - and his first eponymous solo album for Epic in 1976 was hailed as a tour de force. From 1980 to 1984, he toured and recorded with his own band, the innovative Word Of Mouth that fluctuated in size from a large combo to a big band.

Alas, Pastorius became overwhelmed by mental problems, exacerbated by drugs and alcohol, in the mid-'80s, leading to several embarrassing public incidents (one was a violent crackup onstage at Hollywood Bowl in mid-set at the 1984 Playboy Jazz Festival). Such episodes made him a pariah in the music business and toward the end of his life, he had become a street person, reportedly sighted in drug-infested inner-city hangouts. He died in 1987 from a physical beating sustained while trying to break into the Midnight Club in Fort Lauderdale. Though almost totally forgotten at the time of his death, Pastorius was immediately canonized afterwards (Miles Davis even wrote a tune "Mr. Pastorius" in his honor) - too late for him to have received therapy or help.

- Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=10148 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.jacopastorius.com Personal website. Biography, music
www.pastorius.de Personal website. Germany
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaco_Pastorius About from 'wikipedia'
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Пасториус,_Джако О исполнителе из 'википедии' [ru]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaco_Pastorius About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Пасториус,_Джако О исполнителе из 'мобильной википедии' [mobile] [ru]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Another Side Of Jaco Pastorius' - 2001, Jazz Point
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Broadway Blues & Teresa' - 1998, Jazzpoint
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Curtain Call' - 1996, Another Hit Record
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Heavy 'N Jazz' - 1995, Jazz Point
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Invitation' - 1983, Warner Bros.
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Jazz Street' - 2006, Pony Canyon
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Live In Italy' - 1986, Jazzpoint
 Jaco Pastorius - 'Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology' - 2003, Rhino, Warner Bros.
 Jaco Pastorius - 'The Birthday Concert' - 1981, Warner Bros.
 Jaco Pastorius - 'The Word Is Out' - 2006, Heads Up
 Jaco Pastorius - 'World Of Mouth' - 1981, Warner Bros.
  как соисполнитель ...
 Al Di Meola - 'Land Of The Midnight Sun' - 1976, Columbia
 Albert Mangelsdorff - 'Trilogue Live!' - 1976, MPS Records
 Brian Melvin - 'Night Food' - 1985, Rhino, Дора
 Brian Melvin - 'Standards Zone' - 1990, Global Pacific
 Pat Metheny - 'Bright Size Life. Watercolors' - 1975, ECM
 Joni Mitchell - 'Hejira' - 1976, Asylum
 Joni Mitchell - 'Mingus' - 1979, Asylum
 Joni Mitchell - 'Shadows And Light' - 1980, Asylum
 Weather Report - '8:30' - 1994, BMG, Sony
 Weather Report - 'Black Market. Heavy Weather' - 1976, Columbia

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