The Glorious Pastorius with Daniel Lucca Parenti
Maverick bassist and composer Jaco Pastorius (1951 - 1987) is hailed for his groundbreaking solo recordings and collaborations with Weather Report, Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny. His revolutionary approach to playing fretted and fretless electric basses has earned him a permanent place in jazz history. Led by bassist Daniel Lucca Parenti, this workshop provides an overview of Pastorius' distinctive style and technique, examining his signature bass lines, unconventional use of harmonics, innovative voicings and unprecedented right-hand ghosting/ muting techniques. Prerequisites: Intermediate technical facility on electric bass; knowledge of major scales and modes. Please bring your bass and a cable. Daniel Lucca Parenti, shortened to D-Lucca, is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has performed with many jazz legends, including Rosemary Clooney, Michael Brecker, and Lionel Hampton. As D-Lucca, he has released six full-length original albums of his own. He has been featured in Bass Player Magazine and performed at the world renowned Yoshi's Jazz Club and many Bay Area music festivals. D-Lucca's six-piece band features Tommie Bradford, Cedricke Dennis, Kevin Wong, Daniel Zinn, Valentino, Marc VW, and Cam Perridge. He has performed with many well-known Bay Area artists including Billy Johnson (Santana), Frank Martin (Narada Michael Walden), Joel Smith (Walter Hawkins) and Lorn Leber (Jerry Garcia Band).