I just finished watching “Jaco” about the groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius.
So much talent, so much ability, so much he could have done.
I see him teaching, performing, and making records now. Getting respect, getting help, finding balance.
So sad he couldn’t find help and balance. Unfortunately, mental illness, genius and addiction too often go hand in hand.
And tomorrow be killed by bouncers outside of an after hours bar where Carlos Santana was is just too much.
He should have been working with guys like that. Found a safe space and find help. Prayers to all those who need help.
Like too many cursed with the spark and the demands of genius he was gone much too soon.