These Musicians Sure Know How To Slap The Bass

Jenna Goldberg | June 11, 2019 6:10 pm

Jaco Pastorius Played All Kinds Of Music

Jaco Pastorius
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Although many people might not know Jaco Pastorius, many skilled bass players are very familiar with his name. Starting his music career as a drummer, a wrist injury led him to switch to the bass, something he mastered incredibly fast.

Focusing on jazz fusion, during the 70s, he grew to become one of the most sought-after bassists in the industry, playing with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Sam & Dave, and more. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1982 after getting in a fight with a bouncer outside of a Florida club