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Jaco Pastorius

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September 21, 2007 In his short, brilliant career, the virtuoso pioneered a new role for the electric bass in jazz.

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Count Basie was an early adopter of The Beatles.

September 9, 2009 As the landscape of popular music changed, jazz players found themselves interpreting the Fab Four.

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The late virtuoso bassist Jaco Pastorius enjoyed only a relatively brief career, but was influential to musicians across genres.

April 18, 2014 Metal superstar Robert Trujillo is funding a film of his hero, the late Jaco Pastorius.

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The cover of Heavy Weather

August 1, 2001 Weather Report's Heavy Weather mixes acoustic and electronic jazz with Afro-Cuban Santeria rhythm.

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Stanley Clarke performs on stage during the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in 2007.

September 6, 2011 From '70s fusion on down, hear five electric bassists who turned the spotlight on the low end.

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