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March 9, 2018 7:31 AM

David Pastorious On This Month's Groove - The No Treble Podcast

David Pastorious is this month's conversation on Groove - The No Treble Podcast.

You can listen the new episode right here: Groove - The No Treble Podcast - Episode #39 - David Pastorious.

Who is David Pastorious?

What are the odds? What are the odds that you start playing the electric bass, and it's not because your uncle is Jaco Pastorius? It's not because David Pastorius never met his uncle. It's not that the family wasn't close. All of this strangeness happened because David was not introduced to the instrument by his famous uncle (but by a friend) and it's also because his musical aspirations (at the time) were nowhere near the same musical lineage that brought us Jaco. With that, David Pastorius is a beast of a bass player. Go ahead and YouTube him (watch him go). Currently, David is resurrecting his band, Local 518, and continues to play live with famed rocker, Pat Travers. A fan of hard rock, hip-hop and players like Flea and Robert Trujillo, David mixes genres and grooves with a powerful and direct approach. He has also performed on the Jaco Pastorius Big Band's Word of Mouth Revisited album and contributed to the documentary, Jaco, produced and co-written by Trujillo. David (along with musical artists Rodrigo y Gabriela, Chino Moreno, and Tech N9ne) are featured in a song during the final film credits. Enjoy the conversation...

Listen in: Groove - The No Treble Podcast - Episode #39 - David Pastorious.

What is Groove - The No Treble Podcast?

This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.

By Mitch Joel