The iconic bass guitarist of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Flea posted a new photo on his official Instagram page, and he has shared an emotional letter to the late modern electric bassist, Jaco Pastorius.

In this letter, Flea celebrated his birthday and praised him by saying how he was an inspiration for the artists in the music industry.

Here’s what Flea wrote:

“The most evolutionary revolutionary electric bass player of all time. He gave all us electric bass players something to aspire to. And he did backflips on stage while rocking the shit out of purple haze through an echoplex. God bless his beautiful soul. Happy birthday Jaco, you live forever.”

An Instagram fan named in_joy_life commented and said this:

“You have to be a good musician with a great ear to even begin to comprehend how amazing Jaco was. The average listener just can’t get it.”

Another user named whitney_russell_cass wrote this:

“Huge inspiration for me. Dude was magic.”

You can see the Instagram photo below.