Posted by §žurious on November 22, 2001 at 13:56:01:
In Reply to: Re: Missing gaps in History posted by Dave Rawlings on November 22, 2001 at 11:37:51:
: : That's a good point...and on that note, who is the guy that's selling this bass on eBay anyway? What is his connection to Jaco and how did he get the bass? Why is he selling it? Even better question, why would he WANT to sell it? This whole thing just is kinda not registering well with a lot of people.
: : Groovemiester
: Well, it's all a moot point now. The seller ended the auction stating that it was no longer available to sell. Perhaps he wasn't the owner? Who knows, but it would be better in a museum. Or at the least, in the hands of a "brand name" player who would treat it right.
It's too bad that we couldn't track down the owners of these instruments. Private collectors, to a certain degree, have to register their collection and if someone were really eager, it wouldn't be too hard looking for insurance records, if they didn't have insurace, then the holders would be out to lunch.
Antiquities like this really should be in a musuem.
I think I remember reading something on Jaco's homepage by his daughter which made a backward comment about them not even owning their father's instrument. That really ticks me off. A lot of Vultures have come and gone and pretty much stripped him from them. Kinda hard to not really have your father or his legacy.
http://www.jacopastorius.com/daddy.shtml something his daughter wrote
http://www.jacopastorius.com/grapevine.html same uproar about the auction that was here
Same questions, no answers.
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