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Jaco : the extraordinary and tragic life of Jaco Pastorius

Author: Bill Milkowski
Publisher: San Francisco : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the Book trade by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the US and Canada by Hal Leonard Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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This fitting tribute to the troubled genius portrays the life and music of Jaco Pastorius, the self-proclaimed "world's greatest bass player." This edition features interviews with his childhood  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jaco Pastorius; Jaco Pastorius; Jaco Pastorius
Material Type: Biography, Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Milkowski
ISBN: 0879308591 9780879308599
OCLC Number: 61864352
Notes: This special anniversary edition features new interviews with Jaco's childhood friends, prominent bass players of Jaco's era and afterward, and girlfriend Teresa Nagell, who was with Jaco in the last few years of his life.
Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (40 min. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Foreword / by Bob Moses --
Preface I. Jaco : man and myth --
Preface II. (Still) Reflecting on Jaco --
Prologue. Star-spangled Jaco --
The early years. Growing up "Jocko" (1951-1966) ; The making of a bass player (1967-1968) ; South Florida soul circuit (1969-1972) ; Riding with the C.C. Riders (1972) ; The laundromat & the Lion's Share (1973-1974) --
The glory years. The "discovery" of Jaco Pastorius (1974-1975) ; Weather Report: clear (1976-1977) ; Weather Report: cloudy (1978-1979) ; Weather Report: stormy (1980-1981) ; Strictly by Word of Mouth (1982) --
The dark years. 55 Grams & the Hang Dynasty (1982-1983) ; Playboy Jazz meltdown (1984) ; Ever closer into the abyss (1985-1986) ; Bellevue Spa Casino & Hotel (1986) --
The finale. Return to the Sunshine State (1987) ; Alone again, naturally (August, 1987) ; Jaco's Waterloo : the final bar (9/11/87) --
Epilogue. Requiem for Jaco/The heir apparent --
Appendix I. Sixty-three views of a secret : musicians, colleagues, and friends weigh in on the life and times of the world's greatest bass player --
Appendix II. Jaco Pastorius discography.
Responsibility: Bill Milkowski.
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