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Pass it on - Jaco by Bill Milkowski

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Excellent, frank book about the life of Jaco Pastorius. Includes CD. Currently in the post to Geek99. So contact him to borrow after he's finished with it.

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I met Jaco very briefly near to his demise when I was living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla in the 1980s.
He wandered into an almost empty bar on N Federal Highway one afternoon where I was having a beer with a couple of Canadian guys.
There was an old-timer house jazz band playing and he asked them if he could sit in on a number. They agreed. The guys at my table got all animated and couldn't believe I'd never heard of Jaco or Weather report! I was 20 and into punk/rock.

I went for a jimmy and Jaco was in there tidying his hair up - he was in a bad state, sleeping rough etc at that time.
I had no idea how famous/infamous he was and struck up a conversation with him and told him I hoped he'd liven the band up a bit!
He didn't disappoint. After playing along with some jazz standard for a couple of minutes he cranked the old boy's amp up to full totally drowning out the band. It's a long time ago but I remember him doing some fast shredding type stuff at the top end of the fretboard, down on one knee! Afterwards he wandered back out the way he came in.
A few weeks later I heard he'd been killed.

I never discovered his music until recently through youtube, After reading this book, the encounter I had made sense.

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I got this for Xmas - haven't had a chance to make a start yet but it comes highly recommended and I'm looking forward to getting into it..

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It's a good read, to be sure ... a real insight into the life of Jaco and the scene that he lived so large within.

It left me feeling sad ... so so tragic.

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Finished -
Although highly detailed, I was left a little unimpressed by his style. Fans will probably overlook this though.

PMing Jimbothy

1. Jimbothy
2. Paul JH

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Copy the list above and repost it, adding yourself, is my advice :)

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage[/font][/color]

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]

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...added myself to the list!

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5. Ubassman [/font][/color]

...any speed readers above me? :scratch_one-s_head:

Edited by ubassman

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[quote name='ubassman' timestamp='1359534538' post='1956117']
...added myself to the list!

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5. Ubassman [/font][/color]

...any speed readers above me? :scratch_one-s_head:
[/quote] I read real quick, especially if i like something.

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[quote name='JazzBassFan' timestamp='1359152974' post='1951013']
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[/quote]When i get it i will post it to you

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All packaged up and posting after work today, first full book I've read for a while. Loved the first half, really inspiring to hear the background to the albums that I really dig. Second half was really sad seeing the result of certain choices, but overall I liked the read and would recommend it to any Jacoite!!

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[quote name='Lord Sausage' timestamp='1359564981' post='1956748']
When i get it i will post it to you
[/quote]

Great stuff ! Was listening to Pat Metheny interview and he was saying how be really misses Jaco as one of the people who brought so much to music ..what an accolade!

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5. Ubassman[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]6. TommyK (Please, thank you, thank you etc..)[/font][/color]

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[s][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color][/s]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5. Ubassman[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]6. TommyK (Please, thank you, thank you etc..)[/font][/color]

Movin on up the list ....and Lord Sausage is a fast reader too !

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[quote name='ubassman' timestamp='1360337669' post='1968948']
[s][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color][/s]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5. Ubassman[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]6. TommyK (Please, thank you, thank you etc..)[/font][/color]

Movin on up the list ....and Lord Sausage is a fast reader too !
[/quote]I'll hammer it when i get it and send it on to JazzBassFan the day after i've finished. (I do all my reading at night)

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[s][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color][/s]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5. Ubassman[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]6. TommyK (Please, thank you, thank you etc..)[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]7. Milk[/font][/color]yBarKid

Adding my name too - what a a great idea this is.

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[quote name='MilkyBarKid' timestamp='1361093879' post='1980803']
[s][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1. Jimbothy[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]2. Paul JH[/font][/color][/s]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3. Lord Sausage - could I be after you please? If yes, then:[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4. JazzBassFan[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5. Ubassman[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]6. TommyK (Please, thank you, thank you etc..)[/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]7. Milk[/font][/color]yBarKid

Adding my name too - what a a great idea this is.
[/quote]

Got your PM John. Address noted. will send it on when i've finished with it.

Cheers :)
Tom

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