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The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius - Anniversary Edition

By Jaco Pastorius

The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius - Anniversary Edition. By Jaco Pastorius. Book. Biography/Composers & Musicians. Softcover Audio Online. 368 pages. Backbeat Books #0879308591. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331338).

Item Number: HL.331338

ISBN 0879308591. 6x9 inches. Bill Milkowski editor, Greg Isola.

A fitting tribute to the troubled genius who revolutionized electric bass playing and bridged the gaps between jazz, R&B, rock and funk. From his early days in R&B club bands through his international stardom with fusion group Weather Report and on to his solo career and tragic death at age 35, this book portrays the life and music of Jaco Pastorius, the self-proclaimed “world's greatest bass player.” 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. Some incidents from the first edition have been further researched and expanded to become full chapters. Exclusive to this edition, the online audio features newly revealed music tracks from Jaco's early years along with spoken testimonials from Jaco's friends and colleagues. The book also contains new, never-before-seen photos acquired from the Pastorius estate.

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  • April 15, 2006 WARNING!

    This book is EXCELLENT! It is so well written that you feel as though you are witnessing the events as they occurred! What's the warning you ask? Once you pick it up you won't be able to put it down! BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IT! Believe me...

    , you won't be disappointed.

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