Sep 27, 2012
Paste magazine tends to deal with alternative rock music, but from time to time they come through with an interesting jazz posting. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passing of the great bass player Jaco Pastorius, they gathered six bass players to talk about his legacy.
Click here for a read, as six bass players—Oteil Burbridge, Victor Wooten, Todd Smallie, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Wood and Chris Stillwell—discuss the life, music and enduring legacy of Jaco Pastorius. And for a quick view of the master himself, here's a wonderful YouTube clip of him playing "The Chicken" in 1982, one of the few Jaco tunes I can muster up on my electric bass.