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  • Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass

    Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass

    When Felix Pastorius joined the Yellowjackets to fill in for Jimmy Haslip, the move was supposed to be temporary. When Haslip ultimately decided not to return, Pastorius stayed on and went into the studio for the group's newest album, A Rise In The Road, which came out late last month. But the story is even… »

  • Yellowjackets Release “A Rise In The Road” with Felix Pastorius

    Yellowjackets Release “A Rise In The Road” with Felix Pastorius

    One thing a band with the Yellowjackets' longevity is likely to experience is change. The 32-year run has seen their fair share of change, with the most recent one happening with the bass chair. Back in January 2012, we broke the news that Felix Pastorius - son of the late Jaco Pastorius - was replacing… »

  • 2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #8: Felix Pastorius

    2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #8: 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… »

  • Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live

    Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live

    Recorded earlier this summer, here's Jaco Pastorius' twin sons and their "Way of the Groove" band performing their father's tune "Havona". This combo was originally formed following a gig celebrating Jaco in 2002, with Felix on bass, Julius on drums, Colin James on sax and keyboards and Adam Lucas on guitar. Dig Felix's extended solo… »

  • Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

    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… »

  • The New Bass Buzz: an Exclusive Interview with Felix Pastorius

    The New Bass Buzz: an Exclusive Interview with Felix Pastorius

    Late last month we broke the news that Felix Pastorius would be joining the Yellowjackets, to fill the shoes of cofounder Jimmy Haslip while he takes a hiatus. This came as a shock to many fans as the switch would end the veteran bassist’s 30-year tenure with the group. The last name is no coincidence:… »

  • Felix Pastorius Joining the Yellowjackets

    Felix Pastorius Joining the Yellowjackets

    About an hour ago, 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." Updated: 5:45pm EST The… »

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

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

    Felix Pastorius (the son of Jaco 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

    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. The group is anchored by bassist Felix Pastorius, son of the late great Jaco Pastorius, whose funky and free-spirited… »

  • Victor Wooten and Felix Pastorius In Studio

    Victor Wooten and Felix Pastorius In Studio

    Here's a great studio session clip of bassists Victor Wooten and Felix Pastorius, taken during the recording of Jeff Coffin's 2008 release Mutopia. The guys are trading solos on "Al's Greens". »