BRIAN BROMBERG'S "JACO"
THIS CD IS A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSICIANS OF OUR GENERATION, THE LATE, GREAT JACO PASTORIUS

A FINAL THANK YOU TO JACO PASTORIUS:
JACO, FROM THE VERY FIRST TIME I HEARD YOUR FIRST RECORD, WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, YOU ABSOLUTLY BLEW ME AWAY. I WAS AT THAT TIME, ONLY AN ACOUSTIC BASS PLAYER, I DIDN'T EVEN OWN AN ELECTRIC BASS. IT WAS BECAUSE OF YOU THAT I WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY ELECTRIC BASS, FRETLESS WITH EPOXY RESIN ON THE FINGERBOARD OF COARSE! YOU'RE PLAYING AND SOUND HAD MORE IMPACT ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY THEN ANYONE I CAN THINK OF ON ANY INSTRUMENT, LET ALONE AN ELECTRIC BASS PLAYER. YOU GAVE THE ELECTRIC BASS A REAL VOICE OF IT'S OWN, NOT JUST A GROOVING, TIME KEEPING INSTRUMENT IN THE BACKROUND.

OVER THE YEARS YOUR PLAYING AND WRITING EVOLVED, YOUR VOICE COMPLETELY CHANGED THE SOUND OF THE GROUP "WEATHER REPORT", AND YOU JUST KEPT BREAKING NEW GROUND AS AN ARTIST, ALWAYS GROWING. WE HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET AND HANG OUT A FEW TIMES, EVEN PLAY BASS TOGETHER. YOU ALWAYS TREATED ME WITH RESPECT AND SHOWED ME A VERY SPECIAL SIDE OF YOU, YOU EVEN THOUGHT MY BASS DESIGN WAS COOL AND YOU KNOW WE WERE BUILDING ONE FOR YOU!

JACO, WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY THAT HASN'T BEEN SAID ALREADY BY SO MANY OTHERS. YOUR GIFT AND TALENT HAS NOT BEEN EVEN CLOSE TO BEING ECLIPSED. GOING BACK AND LISTENING TO MANY OF YOUR RECORDINGS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, SHOWS YOUR GENIUS EVEN MORE NOW THEN IT DID BEFORE. TO THIS DAY, YOU'RE PLAYING, PASSION, SOUND, AND RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR HANDS AND YOUR BASS IS STILL CONSIDERED THE STANDARD THAT EVERY ELECTRIC BASS PLAYER IN THE WORLD WANTS TO ACHIEVE.

JACO, I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS RECORDING; IT WAS MADE AS A TRUE TRIBUTE FOR WHO YOU ARE AND FOR WHAT YOU GAVE ALL OF US. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION FOR US TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE. WE ALL MISS YOU JACO; I BET YOU ARE PLAYING YOUR ASS OFF! WE HEAR YOU……………………………………….BRIAN BROMBERG