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Bass of Doom

Jaco Pastorius is considered by many to be the greatest electric bassist of all time. At age 25 he had a solo record on a major label-no mean feat for a bass player. By 26, he was a member of the popular jazz group Weather Report, and a year later earned a Grammy nomination for his work with the group. He collaborated with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Ian Hunter, and Joni Mitchell. A decade later, homeless, broke, and struggling with bipolar disorder, among other demons, he died tragically after an altercation in a Florida bar at 35. In the ensuing years, awareness of Pastorius and his music has faded, but a cadre of influential and sometimes surprising musicians have kept his legacy...