This CD features Alex Acuna, Caries Benavent, Charles Blenzig, Delmar Brown, Hiram Bullock, Kenny Davis, Kenwood Dennard, Hugo Fattoruso, Rich Franks, Michael Gerber, Gil Goldstein, Danny Gottlieb, Billy Hart, Toninho Horta, Johnathan Joseph, Bireli Lagrene, Romero Lubambo, Armando Marral, Marcus Miller, Bob Mintzer, Othello Molineaux, Jorge Pardo, Felix Pastorius, John Patitucci, Pete Sebastian, Mike Stern, Robert Thomas Jr. and others.
About the Artist
As a musician, John Francis Pastorius III (Jaco) brought change. He boldly took his instrument, the electric bass guitar, to uncharted waters, and an instrument that is commonly placed behind the music, to the front. As a musician, Jaco's talent was not confined to the bass, more than a musician, Jaco was music. The focus of this project, Gospel For J.F.P. III, is on Jaco, the composer, a man with an extraordinary ability to create music. The body of material that he himself composed is not enormous, further proof that less is more, as these compositions rightfully fall into the status of contemporary standards, and sure to pass the test of time. Involved here are many of the musicians that were part of his life, as well as others his music has touched. Needless to say, Jaco's own renditions of his wonderful compositions could never be surpassed, only interpreted, and serve as an inspiration to all those who love his music.