Re: Need a History Lesson-Jaco

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Posted by Kenny on August 07, 2000 at 18:33:52:

In Reply to: Need a History Lesson-Jaco posted by Kev on August 07, 2000 at 18:04:08:

: Hey there,

: I recently read a book on guitar which listed several influential guitarist and their accomplishments and to my surprise this guitar-focused book also listed Jaco and Stanley Clark. The blurb on Jaco said he died outside of a nightclub as the result of a violent incident. Does anyone know the details of what happened? I'm not trying to be morbid I'm just the curious type and after buying a couple of CD's featuring his playing I need to know why he was taken from us, it's really disturbing. The same blurb said he had problems with drugs so maybe it was drug related? Grasshopper seeks knowlegde.

: Thanks again to those who replied to my Carvin Bass question. I followed your advice and went to music stores trying out all kinds of basses and ended up bonding with a Warwick Corvette after trying about 10 different Corvettes at 3 different stores. It's so well made, easy to play, and the wood so attractive and dense(bubinga body) I just fell in love with the thing. It's so heavy and sturdy I think it would be equally effective as a medevil weapon and for some reason that appealed to me, I like jazz so go figure.

From what I can remember ( from the book I read) Jaco was attempting to gain access to a club, it may have been after hours or a private place, and the door man or bouncer sort of fractured his skull. Jaco was well known for some truly strange, unusual, and at times offensive behavior. I'm sure his actions that night didn't help the situation, but I don't think the guy needed to break his head open. The bouncer denied he did anything wrong and said that Jaco fell. No one believed this, but the bouncer got a REALLY small sentence for killing someone. I don't remember what the sentence was. There are some more details, but I think that is the basics. Oh .....nice choice on the bass......warwicks are sweet

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