John Francis Anthony Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987), known as JACO PASTORIUS, was one of the most influential American jazz musician, composer and electric bass players that ever lived. His playing style was noteworthy for containing intricate solos in the higher register and for the "singing" quality he achieved on the fretless bass. His innovations also included the use of harmonics. Pastorius was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988, one of only six bassists to be so honored (and the only electric bass guitarist).
In Mishko’s words: "Bright Size Life" is Pat Metheny’s first album with Jaco Pastorius that I listened to... it was a revelation of the powerful input of an electric bass guitar in music. I then discovered his first solo album, "Jaco", which remained my reference album for several years. While playing with drummer Paco Serry, who, at the time played with Jaco, I had the chance to meet him at one of his visits to Paris... There I had opportunity to also discover the impressive radiation of his "aura".
Mishko M’ba - Electric Bass Guitar
Karan Joseph - Keyboard
Suresh Bascara - Drums
Matt Littlewood - Saxophone