More “Jaco” Documentary Screenings Scheduled; Joni Mitchell Footage Added

Jaco Pastorius Record Store Day PosterMetallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s labor of love film about the late, legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, Jaco — A Documentary Film, is getting two small-scale advance screenings this summer: Aug. 14 at the Frida Theater in Santa Ana, California and Aug. 16 at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, with a few other additional dates to be announced soon. According to some reports, the film should have a wider release in November.

Both Trujillo and director Paul Marchand will attend both screenings and participate in Q&A sessions about the film, which has been five years in the making for Trujillo, who owns Pastorius’ famous “Bass of Doom.”

Marchand breaks down the importance of Jaco’s story prior to a screening in early July.

The film, produced by Trujillo in association with Passion Pictures, features interviews with artists like Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana about Jaco and his music, as well as with his family and friends.

Check out a clip from Geddy Lee on “fusion” music:

The film is also set to include never-before-seen live footage of Jaco playing onstage with Mitchell.

Tickets for the screenings are available through Trujillo’s Pledge Music page for the film.

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  1. lbmaxx

    Unfortunately I can’t make the Santa Ana screening. That should be excellent.

  2. What is the tune that introduces Geddy’s clip?

  3. I too have never understood ‘music purists’. What, exactly, would ‘impure’ music be?

    • Impure would be someone who doesn’t appreciate that all music is tied together somewhere along the line… Puritans make me puke, right across the board… narrow minded, blinkered and limited… I was @ a Taj Mahal gig in 2013, and as I walked around to the bar there were quite a few idiots slagging him off for playing Caribbean and Pacific Island styles (Did they even know his father was from St Kitts, and Taj had a birthright to that music… and even if that wasn’t the case, why not anyways?) they had no clue about music as a whole and what Taj has been doing to stitch such a complex and cultural blanket together in all his travels and discoveries, and that he is a Gumbo unto himself… I just totally ignore people like that…