Jaco pastorius word of mouth - The Life of Jaco | Jaco Pastorius

In addition to his extraordinary virtuosity, Jaco was also developing into an accomplished and sophisticated composer and arranger and those talents that are gloriously on display on this album. He was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988, one of only seven bassists so honored (and the only electric bassist). His legacy as a bass innovator continues to this day, thirty years after his death in 1987.

In 1984, while Lorman was working as a stage manager and engineer at New York's famous Bottom Line Club, the two crafted the first aluminum bass speaker cones into one of Jaco Pastorius's old 810 cabinets. Only that single cabinet was made and shared by a lot of the players on the scene. When Jaco tried out the new cabinet, the solid, coherent low end and the extended frequency range of the mids and highs produced by the aluminum cones inspired him. As a result, Jaco began using the cabinet at all of his shows.

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