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2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #8: Felix Pastorius

Felix Pastorius

There’s a trend happening here today… the first three bassists on this years’ top 10 readers’ favorite countdown are all first-timers.

Felix Pastorius made this year’s list thanks in large part to a pretty major accomplishment, and a story we broke first: Felix taking over for Jimmy Haslip in the Yellowjackets.

The son of the late, great Jaco Pastorius, we decided to interview Felix to find out more and to get an idea of what’s it’s like to be following in such huge footsteps. That interview ended up being one of our top features of the year.

Here are the top five most viewed Felix Pastorius articles and videos on No Treble for 2012. Be sure to check out our complete Felix Pastorius archives too.

The New Bass Buzz: an Exclusive Interview with Felix Pastorius

1. The New Bass Buzz: an Exclusive Interview with Felix Pastorius

The last name is no coincidence: Felix is the son of bass legend Jaco Pastorius. We caught up with Pastorius to get the whole scoop on the Yellowjackets situation, as well as his start on bass, practice techniques, gear and his father’s influence on his career…

Felix Pastorius Joining the Yellowjackets

2. Felix Pastorius Joining the Yellowjackets

Bassist Felix Pastorius posted an announcement on Facebook that he’s going to join The Yellowjackets, replacing bassist Jimmy Haslip. “I guess its official, I’m a yellowjacket!,” Pastorius said. “Thnx to jimmy for his blessing and the rest of the guys for this great opportunity. Time to practice.”…

Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

3. Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

Back in January, we broke the news that Felix Pastorius, the son of the late great Jaco Pastorius, was joining the Yellowjackets as a temporary replacement for Jimmy Haslip. Now we get to see some of the magic of that combination with this live bass solo by Felix, filmed by a member of the audience…

Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet with Felix Pastorius: Live in Rio de Janeiro

4. Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet with Felix Pastorius: Live in Rio de Janeiro

Felix Pastorius plays some funky bass with Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet in this live performance at the Rio Rock and Blues Club in Rio de Janeiro. If you dig that, you might want to check out the group’s new album, Live!

Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet Release Live!, featuring Felix Pastorius

5. Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet Release Live!, featuring Felix Pastorius

Jeff Coffin has released a new live album with his Mu’tet, available for download and streaming. The tracks are taken from the band’s 2010/2011 tour stops at Space in Chicago, Illinois and Momo’s in Austin, Texas…