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  • “Jaco’s World” with Felix Pastorius, Robert Trujillo & Will Lee Live at Hollywood Bowl

    “Jaco’s World” with Felix Pastorius, Robert Trujillo & Will Lee Live at Hollywood Bowl

    On August 12th, an all-star lineup gathered at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate the music of Jaco Pastorius. The event also included clips from Robert Trujillo’s documentary on Jaco. Brian James was in the audience and captured some of the show for the rest of us to enjoy. This clip starts off with Jaco’s son... »

  • Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    The annual Bass Bash will be returning this year, and it’s going to be a doozy. Scheduled in the evenings after the NAMM Show, the Bass Bash is held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California on January 22nd and 23rd from 7pm to midnight. This year’s performers include some of the world’s finest bassists. The... »

  • Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet Releases “Side Up”, Featuring Felix Pastorius

    Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet Releases “Side Up”, Featuring Felix Pastorius

    Former Béla Fleck and the Flecktones sax player and current Dave Matthews Band member Jeff Coffin has yet again joined with a group of musicians called The Mu’tet, featuring electric bassist Felix Pastorius (son of Jaco and a Yellowjackets member) for a new album. , is the sixth album from Coffin and the Mu’tet. Gypsy,... »

  • 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... »