Jaco Pastorius often told people that he was the greatest bass player in the world. During his brief, mercurial career, that claim didn't seem that crazy.
From those who elevated the instrument from a mere time-keeping role, to versatile pathfinders and visionary composers, these are the 50 best jazz bassists in history.
The guitar hero tackles a diverse set of influences and pays tribute to his musical peers.
Wayne Cochran, the pioneering, Georgian born 1960s US soul star has died at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer