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The Resource Jaco : the extraordinary and tragic life of Jaco Pastorius, "the world's greatest bass player", by Bill Milkowski

Jaco : the extraordinary and tragic life of Jaco Pastorius, "the world's greatest bass player", by Bill Milkowski

Label
Jaco : the extraordinary and tragic life of Jaco Pastorius, "the world's greatest bass player"
Title
Jaco
Title remainder
the extraordinary and tragic life of Jaco Pastorius, "the world's greatest bass player"
Statement of responsibility
by Bill Milkowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This story of a musician hailed as a genius and dismissed as a madman will appeal to anyone intrigued by the fine line between creative inspiration and insanity. Jaco looks deep inside the life and music of this talented but tormented bass player who revolutionized his instrument and became one of the most potent forces in modern music." "Like his heroes Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix, Jaco didn't make it to age 40. But by the time he died at 35, the music world was indebted to him. Jaco had reinvented the role of the electric bass - playing melodies, chords, harmonics and percussive effects simultaneously, and bridging the gaps between jazz, classical, R & B, rock, reggae, pop, and punk." "Jaco rode his fame like a skyrocket to oblivion. This book begins that trip with Jaco's first gigs on the Florida nightclub circuit in the late '60s, follows him on tour with Wayne Cochran & The C.C. Riders in the early '70s, and traces his whirlwind evolution into an international star with Weather Report by 1978. But Jaco also reveals the artist's private battle with manic-depressive psychosis aggravated by substance abuse, and describes his tragic downfall that led to homelessness and bizarre behavior on the streets of New York, institutionalization, release, and a senseless, violent death in 1987"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 787.5/092
  • 787.87/165092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.P43
LC item number
M55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
Label
Jaco : the extraordinary and tragic life of Jaco Pastorius, "the world's greatest bass player", by Bill Milkowski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Discography: pages 247-257
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Bob Moses -- Preface. Jaco : man and myth -- Star-spangled Jaco -- The early years -- On the road -- Weather Report -- Word of mouth -- The dark years -- The finale -- Requiem -- Epilogue. Who loves ya, Jaco
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780879304263
Lccn
95013947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in black cloth; purple paper over boards. Bookplate on free endpaper: André Chaves; ex libris André Chaves. PASC Library transfer, 2016.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32273239
  • ucoclc32273239
Label
Jaco : the extraordinary and tragic life of Jaco Pastorius, "the world's greatest bass player", by Bill Milkowski
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Discography: pages 247-257
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Bob Moses -- Preface. Jaco : man and myth -- Star-spangled Jaco -- The early years -- On the road -- Weather Report -- Word of mouth -- The dark years -- The finale -- Requiem -- Epilogue. Who loves ya, Jaco
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780879304263
Lccn
95013947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in black cloth; purple paper over boards. Bookplate on free endpaper: André Chaves; ex libris André Chaves. PASC Library transfer, 2016.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32273239
  • ucoclc32273239

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