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Robert Trujillo’s “Jaco: The Film” Available for Pre-Order

Jaco Pastorius

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the Robert Trujillo produced film on Jaco Pastorius like we have, then here’s some good news.

The film is now available for pre-order, via a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music. Pre-ordering the film helps to make it a reality.

Trujillo shared this update:

“Hola everyone, thanks for checking out our project. Jaco has always been a hero of mine and one of the reasons I play bass to this day. This film has been a project of love and passion for me. This amazing film has been four years in the making, andwe need your help to get this film across the finish line!

Our film tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger than life musician who made an undeniable impact on music, and reinvented the electric bass; giving the instrument a powerful dynamic voice that had both edge and beauty.

“We have assembled an offering of exclusives with PledgeMusic that reflect the documentary and draw upon some of Jaco’s friends and admirers. Pledge and become part of the journey of making this film a reality.”

Jaco: The Film focuses on the “story of his music, his life, his demise, and ultimately the fragility of great artistic genius.” The film features artist interviews with Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins and Carlos Santana, as well as Jaco’s family and friends.

Nash Custom Jaco Pastorius "Bass Of Doom" Replica BassThe Pledge Music campaign offers an vast array of pledge options, starting with digital music downloads, Jaco trading cards, limited edition vinyl, limited edition posters and prints – and up to Skype lessons with Bobby Vega, Jerry Jemmott, Trujillo, David Pastorius and Felix Pastorius, film credits, an in-person lesson with Trujillo, Warwick basses and more.

But perhaps the coolest item on the list is the Nash Custom “Bass Of Doom” Replica (pictured). The bass is owned by Trujillo and was used in the film. The bass was constructed as an exact look-alike from the ground up by Bill Nash.

The campaign ends on January 8, 2015, and many of the items are limited in quantity. To find out more, visit the Jaco: the Film page on Pledge Music.