Jaco Pastorius

John Francis Anthony Pastorius III , better known as Jaco Pastorius, was an American jazz musician and composer widely acknowledged for his skills as a virtuosoelectric bass player. #


  • Women and rhythm-section first!

  • I’m not a star. I’ll never be a Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley or a Ray Charles. I’m just an imitator, man. I’m doing a very bad imitation on the bass of Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Odum, Jimmy Fielder, Jimmy Blanton, Igor Stravinsky, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, James Brown, Charlie Parker… the cats, man. I’m just backing up the cats.

  • A chimpanzee could learn to do what I do physically. But it goes way beyond that. When you play, you play life.

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