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The film chronicles the brief-but-extraordinary life and jaco pastorius continuum of Pastorius, the remarkably talented Weather Report bassist who died in at age Jaco became the state-of-the-art electric bass player. To be more accurate, he pushed the state of the art to the point where he defined it.

Tracy Sexton was just a year old girl--painfully shy, captivatingly gorgeous--cruising the Ft. Lauderdale strip late one night in a friend's Ford Galaxy when she spotted him, a confident young artist, strutting along in a T-shirt on which he, an aspiring architect, had sketched the local black rhythm n' blues station's logo--an alligator in shades wailing away on a saxophone.

He jumped straight into the back seat with me. So we parked for a little while, and my friend and this other guy were already making out," Tracy says, the memory flickering across her face with a smile.

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Like Jaco, Tracy had been raised in sheer penury, suffering through "the short and simple annals jaco pastorius continuum the poor" at the hands of a father more passionate about his liquor and music than his wife.

When Jaco professed his love for music to Tracy, jaco pastorius continuum bolted, already too familiar with the loathsome financial plight of the musician to consider marrying one.

But Jaco didn't get the point.


Jaco pastorius continuum, and for most of his life, he was tenacious, applying his never-give-up mantra in the relentless pursuit of gigs and a girlfriend.

I guess he was telling us he was a little bit crazy jaco pastorius continuum then, too," Tracy hazards, her smile momentarily lapsing into a frown as she considers the miserable truth of her words.

That Pastorius resilience paid off, as Jaco pastorius continuum "got jaco pastorius continuum surrendering to a year, all-or-nothing whirlwind of a romance. They dated throughout high school, Tracy playing the shy girlfriend as Jaco, named "Most Talented" as a senior for his artistic musings, learned more and more each day what music meant to him and--ultimately--just what he meant to music.


He began to play any instrument anywhere someone needed a musician, picking up the bass just so he jaco pastorius continuum join his favorite local act, Las Olas Brass. Still, Jaco would sit in on drums at the area's black clubs for a dollar a night at the age of 15, or he would fume on the sax at The Downbeat Club well past midnight.

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Jaco and Tracy married at 18, surviving by scraping, saving and living in a low-rent efficiency house in someone's backyard. She worked oddball hours as a telephone operator while he struggled to find work that actually paid, jaco pastorius continuum the local circuit.

Disgusted by the thought of a humdrum life, Jaco gladly quit the only regular day job he'd ever had after a month. His college plans for architecture never developed, and he never went back jaco pastorius continuum his first music theory class after his teacher snapped, "But you just can't write a song like that.

So with a toddler in tow, Tracy and Jaco joined the scintillating ranks of The C. They lived on a tour bus, going from town to town as a troupe of some 11 musicians, their wives and children.

The setting provided Pastorius with a newfound musical urgency. He was compelled to compose, to innovate, to revolutionize. While everyone slept as the bus swept across a highway late at night, he plugged his bass into a small amp through primordial headphones and practiced.

He began composing with the aegis of The Riders' director Charlie Brent, scrawling charts for his first originals on the bus and in hotel rooms. His commitment to melody--inspired by his dad's devotion to big bands and Frank Sinatra--blossomed with the outfit, as jaco pastorius continuum his fleet, ovation-inducing solos.

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Jaco pastorius continuum a fit of inspiration and what some call insanityhe pulled the frets from his only bass just before a Riders' gig, creating the first fretless electric bass.

He constantly experimented with epoxies and sands, as he worked to develop the earliest slide and harmonic techniques for the newfangled instrument.


After nine months with The Riders, Jaco returned to South Florida with his family, settling in an apartment above a Laundromat. While Tracy was pregnant with their second child, John, Jaco played and wrote with trumpeter Ira Sullivan for two years, gradually composing pieces like "Continuum" and incessantly fiddling with harmonic progressions, chords and a custom-made acoustic bass.

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Most evenings, he played with the revered Peter Graves Orchestra, even convincing them to perform and record his "Domingo.

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