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John Francis Anthony Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987), better known as Jaco Pastorius, was an influential American jazz musician, composer and electric bass player.

Pastorius' playing style was noteworthy for his playing intricate solos in the higher register and for the "singing" quality he achieved on his fretless bass. His many innovations with the electric bass included his use of harmonics. Pastorius suffered from mental illness including a substance-related disorder, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982. He died in 1987 at age 35 following a violent altercation at a Wilton Manors bar.

Pastorius was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988, one of only six bassists so honored (and the only electric bass guitarist).

Contents

Solo discography

1974 – Modern American Music … Period! The Criteria Sessions (released in 2014)
1974 – Jaco (Paul Bley album)
1976 - Jaco Pastorius
1981 - Word of Mouth
1981 - The Birthday Concert (released in 1995)
1982 - Twins I & II (CD released in 1999)
1983 - Invitation
1986 - Broadway Blues (released in 1998)
1986 - Honestly Solo Live (released in 1990)
1986 - Live In Italy (released in 1991)
1986 - Heavy'n Jazz (released in 1992)
1991 - Live In New York City, Volumes 1-7.
1999 - Rare Collection (compilation)
2003 - Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology (compilation)
2007 - The Essential Jaco Pastorius (compilation)

With Weather Report

1976 - Black Market (on two tracks: "Cannonball" and "Barbary Coast")
1977 - Heavy Weather
1978 - Mr. Gone
1979 - 8:30
1980 - Night Passage
1982 - Weather Report
2002 - Live and Unreleased
2006 - Forecast: Tomorrow

Collaborations

1975 - Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life
1976 - Ian Hunter - All American Alien Boy
1976 - Albert Mangelsdorff - Trilogue-Live!
1976 - Joni Mitchell - Hejira (on "Coyote", "Hejira", "Black Crow" and "Refuge of the Roads")
1977 - Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
1979 - Trio of Doom - Trio of Doom (Released in 2007)
1979 - Joni Mitchell - Mingus
1979 - Michel Colombier - Michel Colombier
1980 - Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light
1985 - Brian Melvin - Night Food
1986 - Brian Melvin - Jazz Street (released in 1989)
1986 - Brian Melvin - Nightfood (released in 1988)
1986 - Brian Melvin Trio - Standards Zone (released in 1990)
1986 - Biréli Lagrène - Stuttgart Aria
1988 - Francisco Mondragon Rio - Natural

Appears on

1974 - Little Beaver - Party Down (on the track "I Can Dig It Baby")
1975 - Ira Sullivan - Ira Sullivan (Acoustic Bass on the track "Portrait of Sal La Rosa")
1976 - Al Di Meola - Land of the Midnight Sun (on the track "Suite-Golden Dawn")
1977 - Airto - I'm Fine, How Are You? (on the track "Nativity")
1978 - Cockrell & Santos - New Beginnings (rhythm guitar on "I Tried It All")
1978 - Flora Purim - Everyday Everynight (on four tracks: "The Hope", "Five-Four", "Las Olas", "Blues Ballad")
1978 - Herbie Hancock - Sunlight (on the track "Good Question")
1978 - Tom Scott - Intimate Strangers (on the track "Lost Inside The Love Of You (Reprise)")
1979 - Havana Jam I & II - (Weather Report (Black Market - Teen Town and Trio Of Doom : Continuum, Para Oriente, Dark Prince ")
1979 - Manolo Badrena - Manolo (on the track "The One Thing")
1979 - Michel Polnareff - Coucou Me Revoilou (on the track "Une Simple Melodie")
1980 - Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (on the track "4 A.M.")
1982 - Jazz At The Opera House - Produced by Conrad Silvert (on the track "Footprints")
1982 - Bob Mintzer - Source (on two tracks: "I Don't Know", "Spiral")
1984 - Randy Bernsen - Music for Planets, People & Washing Machines (on two tracks: "Olde Hats", "Windsong")
1985 - Deadline - Down by Law (on the track "Makossa Rock")
1985 - Jimmy Cliff - Cliff Hanger (on the track "Brown Eyes")
1986 - Mike Stern - Upside Downside (on the track "Mood Swings")
1986 - Randy Bernsen - Mo' Wasabi (on three tracks: "Swing Thing", "Jac Attack/Dover Days", "Califoric")
1986 - Randy Bernsen - Paradise Citizens (on the track "Paradise Citizens")





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