Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius revolutionized the role of the electric bass in modern music. Heralded as a prodigy from an early age, his innovative fretless bass technique and pioneering use of harmonics redefined the instrument's possibilities.


As a member of Weather Report, Pastorius's contributions helped shape the sound of jazz fusion in the 1970s and 1980s. His legacy endures through timeless compositions like "Portrait of Tracy" and "Birdland," inspiring generations of bassists worldwide.

He worked with artists like Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny. You can hear him guest with Herbie Hancock he was like them, Jazz Royalty.


To get the gig with Weather Report he walked up to jazz legend Joe Zawinul and said…

I’m John Francis "Jaco" Pastorius III and I’m the Greatest bass player in the world.

He was.

Songs: Portrait of Tracy,Continuum,Birdland

Gear: Fender Jazz Bass   

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