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Jaco Pastorius Documentary and Unreleased Compilation to be Celebrated on Record Store Day

Jaco Pastorius Record Store Day PosterJaco, the much anticipated documentary film about Jaco Pastorius is in the news once again. The film, produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand has been selected as the Official Film of Record Store Day 2014. The one day event takes place on April 19, 2014.

“Record Store Day is a celebration of our youth, and beyond,” Trujillo shared. “It’s the power of memories fueled by this magic (usually) black vinyl disc. There’s a reason why Record Store Day is making people Head Bang, Rock Out, Relax, and simply Smile. It’s all about the joy and power of words, music and sound, not to mention the dynamic range of visual art that goes hand in hand with a record cover, jacket, or sleeve; and you might even get a poster. (Trust me, I still have most of my original vinyl).”

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Omnivore Recordings will release a collection of unissued sessions by Pastorius recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida in 1974. Modern American Music . . . Period! The Criteria Sessions will include 11 tracks on CD and multi-colored LP on Record Store Day. Some of the 11 tracks are early versions of tunes which Jaco recorded for his 1976 solo debut album, while others have never been released.

The Criteria tracks are “a statement that lets you know you are experiencing a powerful historical musical moment,” Trujillo said in a statement. “Jaco’s sound, and facility alone, take you on a trip that is totally new and fresh. This is punk at its best, and the attitude and edge is pure.”

Jaco is currently in post-production.

For more, check out the Record Store Day website.