Jaco Pastorius: The Lost Tapes Documentary

A group of people who go by “realcut” on Youtube released a “fan-film” documentary entitled, “Jaco Pastorius: The Lost Tapes Documentary”. Some of it includes footage they compiled from other sources while including some of their own interviews throughout.

Here’s some background:

“It all started in 2006, when we, three fans of Jaco Pastorius, decided to self-produce a film to honor the memory of this immense musician, to showcase his approach to music, his creativity, his heritage, and make people discover the “human” imprint that he left within his formations. Watching for the arrival in France of great musicians having rubbed shoulders with him, we managed to approach some of them, a little “with the nerve” it is true, and to interview Marcus Miller, Joe Zawinul, Peter Erskine, Dave Carpenter, and Paco Seri. The project progressed slowly, at the goodwill of the companies which lent us their equipment or their premises until in 2008, the images were definitively lost during the move of one of these companies. But in 2021, while searching his attic, Nico finds a dusty hard drive, which he thought was empty, and discovers that it contains all the lost images in digital format! The project could finally restart and this time we went to the end. It is this ‘fan-film’ that we are sharing with you today. It contains exclusive, often moving, testimonies that pay homage to comet Jaco Pastorius and the immense musical imprint he left in his wake.”

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