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Pastorius played a Framus-S-380 bass when he visited bassist and producer Jan Jankeye in Stuttgart in the spring of 1986. He used that bass to record the CD entitled "Broadway Blues". When he came to Germany that time - he stayed at Jankeye´s place for 6 months -, he apparently brought no instrument with him, so he had to play with what was available. The recording engineer had a Framus bass that was modified as a fretless lying around in the studio - and Jaco was impressed. Jan Jankeje remembers: "I was the producer of those recording sessions. Jaco wrote the tune "Teresa" on an Ibanez® Jazz Bass copy, but in the studio he used the Framus bass for everything." Jan Jankeje found that bass again on eBay about two years ago, being sold by his former recording engineer. The bass then changed owners for a moderate price because the Pastorius story was arguably only mentioned in fine print. Even that is possible. The new Framus museum make it possible to admire this bass up-close!
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