December 15, 2006 - present
December 24, 2005 - December 1, 2006
November 1, 2004 - December 1, 2005
January 12, 2004 - October 11, 2004
July 28, 2003 - December 25, 2003
December 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003
August 20, 2002 - November 11, 2002
April 1, 2002 - July 27, 2002
January 1, 2002 - March 25, 2002
November 28, 2001 - December 30, 2001
December 28, 2000 - September 11, 2001
DECEMBER 1, 2005: TIME TO CELEBRATE JACO'S BDAY!
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30 & THURSDAY DECEMBER 1
AT THE ZINC BAR IN NY
(corner of La Guardia Place)
New York NY 10012
And as usual, for his birthday, here are his gifts:
1. BALLOON SONG -12 tone in G major
3. WR in Italy, 1979
NOVEMBER 1, 2005: 6th ANNUAL JACO BIRTHDAY EVENT!
This year we celebrate his birthday two part:
NOVEMBER 26 IN FORT LAUDERDALE
AT ALLIGATOR ALLEY
click on photo to hear Jaco slap
NOVEMBER 30 and DECEMBER 1 IN NYC
AT THE ZINC BAR
*** a year ago today Jaco's Dad, Jack, passed, we miss him and honor him ***
take a listen to him
October 17, 2005: MICHAEL BRECKER
"My beloved brother has recently been diagnosed with Myelo-Dysplastic Syndrome (MDS),
a pre-leukemic bone marrow disorder. A stem cell transplant could save his life."
Emily Brecker Greenberg
DONOR DRIVE ON:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH FROM 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL
8339 OLD YORK ROAD
ELKINS PARK, PA
The testing here requires a swabbing from the
inside of your cheeks with 4 sterile q-tips.
Read more about how to give the Gift of Life..
September 21, 2005: 18 YEARS IN HAVONA
"Havona is a spiritually perfect and physically stable universe....
...the Paradise-Havona system is a unit of creative perfection..."
1975 HAVONA - Jaco, Herbie, Alias, and Lenny White
Think You...Thank You...
July 28, 2005: REGARDING JACO
Read here my letter to those who limit Jaco's 'peak years' to a select few.
Hear here, proof of Jaco in '83/'84, as I share with you
that which is the keynote of what Jaco means to me.
I melt every single time I hear it..
JULY 25, 2005: ALBERT MANGELSDORFF & JACO
One of Jaco's most favorite, and important times in his career
was his recording with Albert Mangelsdorff in 1976. he loved
turning people on to the Trilogue, and often spoke about how
nervous he was doing this performance, a humbling experience.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Mangelsdorff, sir.
MAY 12, 2005: JVC CELEBRATES JACO
June 22, 2005 NEW YORK CITY
Beacon Theater NEW YORK CITY June 22
Randy Brecker, Don Alias, Ira Sullivan, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee,
Kenwood Dennard, Lenny White, Julius Pastorius, Othello Molineaux,
Gil Goldstein, who is acting as musical director for the proceedings,
Jeff Berlin, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Gerald Veasley, Christian
McBride, Matthew Garrison, Oteil Burbridge, Steve Bailey, Avishai Cohen
and Felix Pastorius. Opening the concert is a special reunion edition of
Mike Mainieriís Steps Ahead, featuring saxophonist Michael Brecker,
guitarist Mike Stern, bassist Richard Bona and drummer Steve Smith.
JVC JAZZ FESTIVALS:::NEW YORK CITY
W O W ! This could very well be the most important night since Jaco.
MARCH 16, 2005: "GOSPEL FOR JFP III" REVIEW
"This uplifting proclamation of Jaco Pastorius' musical doctrine features
a modernized viewpoint consisting of Bop induced piano jazz; thrusting,
bass-heavy funk and jazz-fusion spiced up with a taste of the Caribbean
and South America and much more. With this release, Jaco's Gospel is
preached by over 60 world class musicians resulting in a truly,
globalized perspective of his existing legacy. More importantly,
the various artists' extract the bassist's inherent compositional
attributes, only to reshape rhythms and melodies into a nouveau
perspective. Hence, a prudent tribute that stands on its own...
definitely the best Jaco tribute heard to date."
GLEN ASTARITA -
Contributor to Downbeat Magazine,
Allaboutjazz.com and Jazzreview.com
February 24, 2005: PAINTING BY JACO
This painting, once owned by Peter Erskine's father, Dr. Fred Erskine,
was sold today via an eBay auction. It is the only known painting done by
Jaco on canvas, using acrylics. Jaco signed it on the front, and back.
Though I don't know who the seller is, I do know of the buyer's love for Jaco,
so it is now in safe hands, and in a good home..AIN'T THIS GRAND?!
January 31, 2005: DARE TO BE WISE
art by gregory pastorius
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December 1, 2004: BORN 53 YEARS AGO TODAY
WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF LOVE!!!
*What an amazing night we had celebrating you!*
Next time a bigger venue OR 2 nights!
Musicians who played and blew us all away:
Paul Horn Muller
(happy birthday Neilo!)
Way Of The Groove
and many others who came and sat in....
Thank you for coming the distance:
Jeroen Van der Berg
The place was packed, cozy, and spirited!
November 14, 2004: R.I.P. MICHEL COLOMBIER
Jaco's work with Michel Colombier was undeniably wonderful.
foto by Peter Erskine
Julius' intro using the tune "Sunday" off the album Chrysalis.
Cool pics of Michel and Jaco at www.michelcolombier.com
Deepest respect for Michel.
November 1, 2004: REST IN PEACE, JACK
This day we say farewell to Jaco's Dad,
John Francis Pastorius II aka Jack.
Jack Pastorius lived/loved music. Jack played drums
standing up, simultaneously singing, and telling jokes.
To Jaco there was no better singer, he adored his Dad.
Because of his father, Jaco initially played drums,
before "accidentally" discovering the bass.
They both loved playing frisbee in the park.
Hear Jack sing:
One Of Those Things
Watch What Happnes
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