Jaco Pastorius Heavy Weather
Jaco’s fretless bass playing was so heartfelt, melodically inventive and captivating that his surreal talent transcends categories or styles and still inspires every single bass player. His first album was released in 1976 with a solo version of Donna Lee that makes the bass sound like it never did before. Later, he became part of the fusion supergroup Weather Report and was Joni Mitchell’s bass player for a few fantastic albums. Who knows what more he would have achieved had he not died at the age of 35.