GUESTBOOK NUMBER 11
Tue Apr 29 14:47:34 EDT 2003
Name: Daniel Franke
I'm from Brasil, and the very first time I've listened to the 'Heavy Weather' album, I just went nuts with the bass and the bass player... Right now I've been playing the bass for 17 years, started in '85. When I heard Jaco's performance on the Heavy Weather album for the first time (it was in '88) it changed all my conception about the instrument, and about what the bass player should do.
It is a shame He isn't among us anymore, and shure it is a shame the way he left us... I wonder the contributions he could have made at this time, if he would be alive...
Thank You, Mr. Pastorius!
Mon Apr 28 10:45:25 EDT 2003
Jaco sounds the best and the greatest one, from the start
to the golden end. We'll see Jaco, i hope...p.s Greetings from Finland
Fri Apr 25 21:43:05 EDT 2003
Name: PP Rivera
ohh i forgot,i just had to name my son JACO.....
Fri Apr 25 21:31:42 EDT 2003
Name: PP Rivera
im a Mexican bass player and Jaco is the most famous mucisian in our country.God bless you friend
Wed Apr 23 16:26:21 EDT 2003
Sat Apr 19 21:10:15 EDT 2003
Name: Greg Slusher
I met Jaco in 1972 at Uncle Sam's Night club in Atlanta, GA.. My band was The Divots from Roanoke VA. and we were the house band
for two weeks at Sam's. On Sunday nights they had guest artists. One Sunday it was Wayne Cochran and the CCRiders.
We really did not know who they where; just that they had ten horn players and a trio backing up Wayne. Well, when the bus pulled
up the band came in to set up their stuff. Their bass player saw my Acoustic 360 with two Cabs and asked me if he could use it
so he would not have to drag his off the bus. I said sure. Well, that night changed my bass life! Who was this guy and what
the heck was he playing? We talked on the breaks about family and music. He was missing his then wife Tracy, and I was missing my future wife NINA back in Roanoke.I told him about this really hot band that had been
practicing during the day at Sam's caled MOTHERS FINEST that had a really good bass player too, a guy called Wizard.
Well, I just wanted to share this little Jaco story with you. It is a privilege to write to you, Ingrid. Thanks for all you do
to keep Jaco's music alive. Best Regards,
Kissimmee, fL. 407-933-1742
Mon Apr 14 20:09:26 EDT 2003
Name: Paul Downing
Jaco was a beautiful musician and his music will live on in my heart.
Sat Apr 12 15:29:11 EDT 2003
Name: Linda C. Pastorius
Jaco is related to my husband and I'm trying to locate Jaco's ancestors.
I know Jaco is realted to Francis Daniel Pastorius but I don't know which line.
Can you help me? I met an employee at Chick's Harley-Davidson who,
when he found out my husband's last name was Pastorius, told us all about Jaco and his music. We felt very honored.
Fri Apr 11 16:56:15 EDT 2003
Name: Tom McCooey
I am 15 and have only been playing bass for 18 months.
I was introduced to Jaco's music firstly
by my dad's copy of Joni Mitchell's 'Mingus', and then my tutor, Greg showed me such songs as 'Come on, Come over' and 'Portrait of Tracy' which is the most beuatiful piece of music I have ever heard. I have since managed to hunt down a copy of Jaco's debut L.P and I love it. You only have to listen to the first few seconds of
'Donna Lee' as soon as you press play to realise Jaco was special.
There will never be anyone else like him
and we should all be very greatful God
gave us such a wonderful human being
who could share his gift of musical talent
to the world.
Sun Apr 6 14:22:59 EDT 2003
Name: Kensuke Utida
Wed Apr 2 23:55:16 EST 2003
Name: Ricardo Moraes
Eu Pesso a Deus que ilumine Jaco como a musica dele, muito a de fazer por todos
Wed Apr 2 05:04:15 EST 2003
Name: Tommy Mitchell
Hye, just to let you know, incase you already dont. I found a web site called jacos heaven (www.aic.se/basslob/jaco/).
It has one hundred and eighty pictures on it. Half or more that i have never seen before.
Some seem to be from the same film you have posted. Thank you. P.S. The first time I heard
one measure of music of jaco, it changed my whole perspective on my playing and life.
Tue Mar 25 00:06:17 EST 2003
Name: martin belote
jaco is and will be my hero forever igrid my brother knows your sister he lives in new orleans and is an avid drummer and a big jaco fan take care and God bless you and the twins
Sun Mar 23 12:44:26 EST 2003
Name: Daniel Beatty
Great man, Great music, Great site...if there is ever a time I feel down in my music or in life I come here to see Jaco.
Sun Mar 23 11:01:44 EST 2003
Name: prieur olivier
in 1976 the music of jaco changed my life. i'am french bass player.jaco rest in my heart for ever.peace love for you your family.olivier
Sat Mar 15 22:33:44 EST 2003
Name: James Lykens
Jaco was an inspiration to us all. This site really helped me learn more about Jaco the person as well as the player. Thank you.
Sat Mar 15 15:54:23 EST 2003
i want to so much, but i don't want to say too much, so to sum up everything, jaco and his life inspires me. i feel so much love and commitment in this site, Ingrid, keep up the great work-tim
Sun Mar 9 07:16:40 EST 2003
Name: Niclas Olsson
I must say that this site has given me a completely different view on Jaco's life, I feel more close to him and think I can understand him better. It's nice to hear stories told from his family instead of just rumours about the last tragic years of his life.
Sat Mar 8 20:06:18 EST 2003
Name: keith sunborn
i am a bass player of ten years,an have been touched by jaco.the emotion that jaco invokes in me touches my heart.
jaco shines through his children, it's so beautiful.
Fri Mar 7 21:16:37 EST 2003
I'm a Bass player (BIG NEWS THERE). Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Jaco, many cats I've met in my travels had. There's a whole generation of us who wouldn't be what we are if not for him. He wasn't just a Bass Player...he was a Musician. Now I have the pleasure of playing his music to my two baby girls...a whole other generation to learn Jaco's genius.
Thu Mar 6 04:06:14 EST 2003
Name: Enric Caussa
Thanks for this page. It can help me for my research project ;D.
Mon Feb 17 03:10:12 EST 2003
i am a guitar player,but for me Jaco is the best heroes of music,like Jimi Hendrix or John Coltrane.His music is love,fire and universal linguage of peace.
God bless you
Tue Feb 11 20:32:39 EST 2003
Name: Carlos Moran
Hola he visto tus videos y son de lo mejor me gustaria aprender algo sobre tus tecnicas.
Tue Feb 11 16:36:49 EST 2003
Name: Henry Powell
I started playing the Bass about three years ago and when my teacher introduced Jaco to me i was hooked i now have all his albums his biography and this is a worthy and very special website to my idol.
Sun Feb 9 22:50:49 EST 2003
Name: Jaime Batista
Inspiring, Sad that he's gone, Glad that he will never go away! Thank you for sharing all of this. I once shook his hand after a show in Toronto (El Mocambo Tavern). This site is in my favourites as is his music...always.
Fri Feb 7 14:21:47 EST 2003
Name: Gordon Johnson
I'm sure you've heard it all before. I just wanted you to know that I loved the website and to also tell you that Jaco's playing influenced me in more ways than I can count. He still is the 'world's greatest bass player' in my eyes. All the best to you and the family.
Wed Feb 5 15:39:20 EST 2003
Name: Kenneth Finch
Everything and everyone has a purpose. I thank God for giving us Jaco.
The full existent of Jaco's purpose may never be known but one thing is clear;
his spirit has, and will continue to effect the way people approach music in general.
His spirit affects even those who have never heard the name Pastorius.
This is evident in a recording by the popular R B group SWV.
The song 'Rain' is a rendition of 'Portrait of Tracy'. People who have heard this
song love it, but they have no clue of its origins.
Jaco will live forever!
Sat Feb 1 22:54:51 EST 2003
Name: Chuck Guerrero
Another misconception in Milkowski's book: On p. 143, citing similarities between Jaco and Ricky Sebastian
'Jaco and Sebastian had much in common. Both had been raised in the Deep South and had hung out with black musicians
when they were growing up'.
Despite its location, South Florida is not considered part of the Deep South because
it is predominantly populated by people from the northeast.
Culturally, South Florida is far removed from the Deep South.
Milkowski's comparison is, therefore invalid.
Fri Jan 31 21:32:21 EST 2003
i still love to listen to the solo on 'port of entry' at full volume. a truly great spirit.he's still with us.
Fri Jan 31 21:12:43 EST 2003
he knew... and i recognize
Wed Jan 29 16:47:27 EST 2003
Name: kevin sath
jaco music....has change my life...one day I hope to be a great bass player like him.
Mon Jan 27 21:43:07 EST 2003
Name: karleen osia
this site was surely developed with an authentic love and spirituality...
his profound lessons and art have and will continue to carve legends into humanity...
Mon Jan 27 19:20:02 EST 2003
Thanx Ingrid for keeping Jacos talent soul in our minds. As a Bass Player myself, Jaco is my number one influence as he inspired so many people.
I wrote a track called 3 wishes, its instrumental for the moment but its about my inspirations Jaco would be my Bass influence. http://www.cloud9mission.uk.co/music/realaudio/ram/3wishes.ram
God bless you Ingrid all your family.
Sun Jan 26 20:21:31 EST 2003
Name: Andr%E9J%FAlio Costa
Jaco is the best
Thu Jan 23 19:26:59 EST 2003
Name: Abel Ramirez
since I had back surgery last last year I had plenty of time to heal so I took up playing my bass that I had stored in my garage for over 20 years.I took bass lessons at a music store I noticed this picture on my teachers wall and I asked who is this guy? He is kneeling in front of his amps that is when he turned me on to Jcao. I have bought many of his music and I wish I could seen him play by far I like Jaco the best. His music is always fresh evertime I listen to him play I close my eyes and just imagine how it would have been to see him playing.
Tue Jan 21 20:45:47 EST 2003
Name: Fred Leverenz
GOD BLESS THE PASTORIUS FAMILY
Tue Jan 21 13:49:11 EST 2003
Name: Robert W. Boileau
This is by far. . . and with much generosity. . . . . .the best honor to Jaco I have seen as of yet. . . . thank you . . .thank you. . . . .thank you.. . .
Mon Jan 13 18:00:08 EST 2003
He is probably teaching angels to play his songs for the greatest concert ever heard in Heaven.
Roby from Italy
Sun Jan 12 23:46:47 EST 2003
i would like to thank Ingrid and the boys for the great effort they put into this web site, it is a wonderful tribute to a musical genius and a beautiful human being who touched our hearts and souls with a sensitivity that can still be felt with every note he left us.
Sun Jan 12 21:56:31 EST 2003
Name: Jonathan Roberds
Great Site - Thanks.
Sun Jan 12 16:11:18 EST 2003
Name: Jari R%E5back
A great site for the memory of a great man.
Since hearing Jacos playing more than two decades ago nothing was the same again - and seeing the news in 1987 about the man having passed away made me really think about things. Reading Millkowskis book was important to me, and now this site with all the little info about Jaco's life.
Thanks, Jaco, for the music.
Thanks, Ingrid and everybody, for the site.
Sun Jan 12 16:10:14 EST 2003
Name: Brad Zerkel
I am new to Jaco..amazing how much influence he has on my music already..some was just handed down without my even knowing of him...!!
I also suffer from a major depression Disorder and can REALLY RELATE to him on an entirely different plane...I only wish I could have known him and helped..but then we all must go through what God intends..Good,Bad,or Indifferent.
I have been trying to absorb as much as possible of Jaco since 'finding' him..I'll NEVER ever look at my music (Keyboards,guitar),or my illness in the same way....Thank you Jaco,I'll see you on the other side.
Sat Jan 11 16:54:13 EST 2003
Name: The DreZone
After hearing a song which I wrote called 'Jaco' 4 my new album, I was advised 2 post here 2 Ingrid.
Reply 2 me if U R interested as the track is a homage 2 the man.
Tue Jan 7 23:30:54 EST 2003
Name: joody mathews
he is the god of bass, no one else in this universe, still alive cause he is imortal bassplayer
Mon Jan 6 10:28:52 EST 2003
Name: J. Javier Francesch Domenech
sorry, my english is poor and i only want to give you thanks for this page and i%B4m a very big fan of Jaco Pastorius, i%B4m a bass player (i try it) and Jaco (for me) is the best.
a kiss for you from spain.
Sun Dec 29 17:04:11 EST 2002
there's nothing to add here , great musician and performer.......
Fri Dec 27 10:21:36 EST 2002
I just want to say,Jaco is still in my heart.
Wed Dec 25 18:45:38 EST 2002
great site!...Jaco was/is! the greatest...listening to his music has meant alot to me, and my playing....
Wed Dec 25 15:58:00 EST 2002
Name: Jacopo Stefano Di Mattia
Every time I listen to him, it gives me feelings and thoughts I can't explain with mere words. I play fretless bass too, so I think his sound was in larger part in his soul and in his heart, not only in hands. He will remain the best, others can only follow...
Tue Dec 10 22:38:24 EST 2002
Name: Jason Rodrigues
I would like to just tell you how much an inspiration Jaco was to me in helping me grow as a musician and exploring many different types of music. What he said is true he is THE greatest bass player ever. I would personally like to give you my love and support for the whole Pastorius Family....
Mon Dec 9 20:14:30 EST 2002
Name: Scott Harris
Ingrid, you RULE!
The newest photos are great. I especially enjoyed the 'Superman' one (Still waiting eagerly for 'Portrait of Jaco' to hit the scene).
Those mag covers are cool, too.
Wishing You All very well,
Scott H., Detroit
Mon Dec 9 08:27:16 EST 2002
Name: Maciek Biegun
Jaco rulez forever!!!
Mon Dec 2 00:09:16 EST 2002
Name: Tom Pesch
It's Jaco's 51'st birthday and I wish he was still here to amaze us all with that great talent he had. I pull out my fretless Jazz bass and wear one of my Jaco T-shirts playing Weather report and Jaco's solo material every Dec. 1st. in his honor. I (we all) really miss him still to this day. Rest in peace Jaco. Your music lives on forever!Tom Pesch
Sun Dec 1 13:49:34 EST 2002
Name: Nancy Kelly and Alex Lindsey
Happy 51st birthday to Jaco and Family! Wish we could be at the party tonight with all of you to celebrate the life and music of 'The Greatest!' Much love to all of you and our beloved Jaco.
Nancy and Alex in Tennessee
Sun Dec 1 12:22:23 EST 2002
Dear Ingrid, Felix and Julius-
Wishing you all love and great music on Jaco's 51st.
Wish I was there to participate and listen.
TC will be there for both of us.
Mon Nov 25 18:03:11 EST 2002
Name: Dania Clearwater
You Are Beautiful
And I love You...
You Are The Fragrance In Every Rose,
The Stars That Keep Me Company Every Night,
The Man I Admire SO Much
The Sweet And Gentle Touch Of Every Raindrop
...And All the Colours Of Your Beautiful ..
Ethereal Rainbow Within..
And Just As Pure...
The Silent Whisper In Every Breeze,
The Wonderful Smile....
So Full Of Love and Kindness..
Your Awesome Magnificence,
Your Beautiful Spirit,
Your Generous, Generous Soul,
Your Never Ending Lovingness,
Thankyou For Being...
We All Love You So Much..
May The Sacred Midnight Blue,
A Soul As Beautiful, As Innocent As Yours,
Can Only Ever Deserve
All Blessings..In Never Ending Abundance,
We Care.. And
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