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February 25, 2004: WORLD WIDE CHAT
Marco Piretti from the
Joe Zawinul Unofficial Italian Fansite has once
again set up one of its interesting, friendly, sharing chat sessions between
Zawinul/Weather Report/Pastorius supporters and jazz/fusion lovers in
general. In the past there have been special guests, such as
Michiel Borstlap, along with the regular Jaco/bass/music
fans we have come to know via other sites, including this one. As Marco says:
"They are fantastic occasions to have the opportunity to talk directly
with people who share your same musical interests and, sometimes, with
musicians who have been personally involved in the history of this music."
From all the laughing, and good vibes that take place, one
has been known to come away feeling fuzzy, and connected.
Next chat session is scheduled for:
FRIDAY 27th of February, 2004
3 PM U.S. Eastern Time - 9 PM Central European Time
9 PM in Italy
For directions on how to get to the chat, click here.
Perhaps we see you there!
January 12, 2004: JACO IN THE NEWS
The latest issue of
Bass Guitar magazine
has a 16-page Jaco special,
with several interviews and tributes.
January 7, 2004: PEACE, JOHN GUERIN
Drummer John Guerin worked with Jaco on
and "Don Juan' s Reckless Daughter".
1939 - 2004
Founder of L.A. Express, he has also recorded and worked with Buddy DeFranco,
Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, The Byrds, Thelonius Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker,
Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons, Skip Battin, Joni Mitchell, Cass Elliot, Todd Rundgren,
Peggy Lee, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Rawls, Jean-Luc Ponty, George Harrison, Elvis Presley,
Kenny Rogers, Michael Franks, Dave Grusin, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, O.C. Smith,
Keith Carradine, Terry Garthwaite, Oscar Peterson, Jon Faddis, Tom Scott, Jimmy Heath,
Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins, Blue Mitchell, Dianne Schuur ...and more, to name just a few.
He won the NARAS M.V.P. award for four years, and has authored a drum book titled
"Jazz + Rock = John Guerin". John was born in Hawaii, but grew up in San Diego, before
moving to L.A. in the early '60s. He played with pianist Shearing in the mid-1960s and
was off and running on an eclectic career that included work on film scores, notably
those for Clint Eastwood's biography of Charlie Parker, "Bird," and the recent Diane
Keaton-Jack Nicholson release, "Something's Gotta Give", and was the drummer on
the themes to the TV shows �Hawaii Five-O� and �The Mary Tyler Moore Show.�
John is survived by his wife, Michelle Palombi Guerin, of Chatsworth; a son, Scott,
of Los Angeles; a sister, Victoria Shoemaker, of Oakland; a brother, Michael, of
Santa Rosa; and two grandchildren. Another son, Shaun, died last summer.
The family suggests that donations be made to Guerin's favorite charity,
the Nevada SPCA, 4800 W. Dewey Drive, Suite D, Las Vegas, NV 89118.
...you are unstoppable, John Guerin...
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