Don Fertman | Jan 24, 2019
Conversations with Don Fertman
In this first edition of the Audio Files, Don & Seth discuss Jaco Pastorius
, who some claim is the greatest bassist of all time. Jaco even said it himself. Don explains, “being a successfully creative person can actually take the ego and artificially bolster it while tearing it down at the same time.”
Don & Seth take you through Jaco’s time in Weather Report then when leaves the group to put
out his first studio album, met with critique and fan acclaim. This was the apex, and there’s an arc of addiction. “You reach the pinnacle with the drugs and alcohol, and then the curve starts to go down, and it goes down and down and down and down.”
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