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Customer Reviews

The Master!

This is yet another awesome set from the legendary Jaco Pastorius! His playing is amazing as well as the all-star lineup behind him. A must have!

great

as a bassist myself i must say that invitation has one of the most genius and best to play basslines

Simple/Complex

The two adjectives that describe Jaco's music. Some of his songs are complex while others are simple. But, If you listen to the "simpler" songs, you'll find that there's alot going on with the small changes on the bassline and with what the piano does in correlation with the bass. There's never been anyone like him before and there'll never be anyone like him. People say they're like him because they're good bass players but, what makes him unique is his feel for the rythm, which I've never seen in a bass player or, for that matter, any musician.

Biography

Born: December 1, 1951 in Norristown, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Jaco Pastorius was a meteor who blazed on to the scene in the 1970s, only to flame out tragically in the 1980s. With a brilliantly fleet technique and fertile melodic imagination, Pastorius made his fretless electric bass leap out from the depths of the rhythm section into the front line with fluid machine-gun-like passages that demanded attention. He also sported a strutting, dancing, flamboyant performing style and posed a further triple-threat...
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