Bill Milkowski: Jaco Pastorius - The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius
Loaded with new insights about Jaco's amazing life, including new revelations about his final days, this special Anniversary Edition takes a greatly expanded look at the man who revolutionized his instrument and became one of the most potent and influential forces in modern jazz.
Like his heroes Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix, Jaco lived fast - made a huge impact - and died young. During his meteoric rise from obscurity to international jazz super-stardom, Jaco altered the course of modern music and opened a door that generations of bass players have since walked through. Jaco often said "It ain't braggin' if you can back it up," and this book reveals he usually did.
This NEW "The Extraordiniary & Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius" also includes an exclusive 44 minute CD carefully excerpted from the critically acclaimed Portrait Of Jaco - The Early Years that features extremely rare music from Jaco's very beginnings as a musician up through his Weather Report years. Here, along with testimonials from his family, friends and colleagues, Jaco's own spoken words will help to breathe life into this incredible true story. This new biography also features a stunning new cover and many new never-before-seen photos.Bk/CD, 368 pages.
Reading this book will make you want to go back and listen to Jaco's music again." ”Bass Player