So I discovered Jaco this year. It was surreal... Who is this guy that everyone keeps talking about? The greatest bass player ever? What? What about Victor Wooten? Oh, Victor looked up to this Jaco? What?!?! So a couple things after diving into his music and being absolutely blown away. -Get a good tone, and stick with it. -Modulation can distract from being creative with your playing, a lot of the time you don't need it! -Music is much broader and complex than originally understood. -Don't limit yourself, Jaco played in bands for years of every style, and took a little from each one, musically. -Jazz is cool. I couldn't helped but be moved by his tragic and early death. Especially the brutal way that he died that night at the hands of a martial artist bouncer, who didn't know how to stop before it was too late... A life lesson that I gathered about family is that we need family more than everything else, and the fact that Jaco was estranged from 2 beautiful families is, in my mind, what drove him over the edge so to speak.. He needed to be with them and live life with them.. The road killed him! Any thoughts on Jaco?