Pastorius in concert, 1986 Background information Birth name John Francis Pastorius III Born ( 1951-12-01)December 1, 1951, Pennsylvania, U.S. Died September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21) (aged 35), Florida Genres, Occupation(s) Musician, composer, producer Instruments Years active 1964–1987 Labels,,,,, Associated acts,,,,, Website John Francis Anthony ' Jaco' Pastorius III (, December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American who was a member of from 1976 to 1981. He worked with,, and recorded albums as a solo artist and band leader. His bass playing employed, lyrical solos, bass, and innovative. He was one of seven bassists to be inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Biography [ ] Growing up in Fort Lauderdale [ ] John Francis Pastorius was born December 1, 1951, in, Pennsylvania.
He was the oldest of three boys born to Stephanie, his mother, and Jack Pastorius, a charismatic singer and jazz drummer who spent much of his time on the road. His family moved to in Fort Lauderdale when he was eight. Pastorius' nickname was influenced by his love of sports and also by the umpire Jocko Conlan. In 1974, he began spelling it 'Jaco' after it was misspelled by his neighbor, pianist Alex Darqui.
His brother called him ' after the wild boy in because he was energetic and spent much of his time shirtless on the beach, climbing trees, running through the woods, and swimming in the ocean. He attended St. Clement's Catholic School in and was an altar boy at St. Clement's Church. His name was Anthony, thus expanding his name to John Francis Anthony Pastorius. He was intensely competitive and excelled at baseball, basketball, and football. Gigantor. He played drums until he injured his wrist playing football when he was thirteen.
The damage was severe enough to warrant and inhibited his ability to play the drums. Early career [ ] By 1968–1969, at the age of 17, Pastorius had begun to appreciate jazz and had saved enough money to buy an.
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Its deep, mellow tone appealed to him, though it strained his finances. He had difficulty maintaining the instrument, which he attributed to the humidity in Florida.
When he woke one day to find it had cracked, he traded it for a 1962. Oz season 5 dvd. In his teens he played bass guitar for and the C.C. Pastorius on November 27, 1977 In the early 1970s, Pastorius taught bass at the, where he befriended jazz guitarist, who was also on the faculty.
With, Pastorius and Metheny recorded an album, later titled (, 1974). Pastorius then played on Metheny's debut album, (, 1976).
He recorded his debut solo album, (, 1976) with,,,, Pat Metheny,,, and. Weather Report [ ] Before recording his debut album, Pastorius attended a concert in Miami by the jazz fusion band. After the concert, he approached keyboardist, who led the band. As was his habit, he introduced himself by saying, 'I'm John Francis Pastorius III. I'm the greatest bass player in the world.' Zawinul admired his brashness and asked for a demo tape.