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“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available
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“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

JACO: The Film, has finally arrived. The Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo-produced film about groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The film can be downloaded on iTunes on Dec. 1. The soundtrack is available, too. Jaco’s influence on bass playing cannot be overstated. His work with Weather Report, solo, and as a sideman — most...

Unreleased Live Material from Weather Report’s Jaco Years Gets Release
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Unreleased Live Material from Weather Report’s Jaco Years Gets Release

Jaco Pastorius and Weather Report fans have an early present this holiday season — Weather Report –The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981. The previously unreleased tapes, sourced from the jazz-rock-fusion band’s soundboard recordings and from bootleg recordings, are arranged so that they reflect key performances, rather than the band’s typical set lists of the era, which featured the late Pastorius’ revelatory...

Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack
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Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s documentary about the late Jaco Pastorius, who revolutionized electric bass playing, before dying tragically at age 35, is almost here — the film and its soundtrack are set for a Nov. 27 release. The first single from the Jaco soundtrack is Trujillo side project Mass Mental’s version of “Come On Come Over” from Pastorius’ 1976 debut...

Jaco Documentary and Soundtrack Get November Release Date
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Jaco Documentary and Soundtrack Get November Release Date

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s documentary about legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, “JACO,” has a release date — Nov. 27. The film will be available as video on demand, streaming, as a digital download, and on DVD/Blu-ray. The film’s soundtrack, Jaco: Original Soundtrack will be released on the same day, which is Record Store Day and Black Friday. Trujillo, a longtime Pastorius...

Joni Mitchell with Jaco Pastorius: Free Man in Paris
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Joni Mitchell with Jaco Pastorius: Free Man in Paris

We’re remembering Jaco Pastorius today and listening to the wealth of great music he gave us. Among our favorites is his collaborations with Joni Mitchell. In this clip from Shadows and Light, Jaco, Michael Brecker, Don Alias, Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays kick Mitchell’s “Free Man in Paris” up several notches in this 1979 performance. RIP, Jaco.

“Jaco’s World” with Felix Pastorius, Robert Trujillo & Will Lee Live at Hollywood Bowl
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“Jaco’s World” with Felix Pastorius, Robert Trujillo & Will Lee Live at Hollywood Bowl

On August 12th, an all-star lineup gathered at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate the music of Jaco Pastorius. The event also included clips from Robert Trujillo’s documentary on Jaco. Brian James was in the audience and captured some of the show for the rest of us to enjoy. This clip starts off with Jaco’s son Felix Pastorius impressing the audience...

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

Metallica 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,...

Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Scarlet Woman”, Live (1978)
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Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Scarlet Woman”, Live (1978)

We have another video from the 1978 performances by Weather Report in Pennsylvania, thanks to Rick Suchow. This is “Scarlet Woman”, which features one of the greatest lineups ever: Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Peter Erskine. As we mentioned in the videos we’ve shared in the past from this show (“A Remark You Made” and “Birdland”), Dr. Fred...

2014 Reader Favorites – #1: Jaco Pastorius
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2014 Reader Favorites – #1: Jaco Pastorius

If you’re a fan of Jaco Pastorius, 2014 was filled with great news. News of the film was steady throughout the year, Modern American Music… Period! The Criteria Sessions was released on Record Store Day, Warner Bros. released a new anthology, and we unearthed some great video and audio gems. Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Projects Metallica’s Robert Trujillo never met...

Jaco Pastorius & Word Of Mouth Big Band: “Three Views of a Secret” Live (1982)
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Jaco Pastorius & Word Of Mouth Big Band: “Three Views of a Secret” Live (1982)

On this day in 1951, John Francis Anthony Pastorius III was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A short number of years later, the world of bass was forever changed. Today we celebrate with a composition I think is one of Jaco’s finest – if not the finest – of his incredible career: “Three Views of a Secret”. The audio here is...

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

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...

Warner Bros Releases Jaco Pastorius Anthology
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Warner Bros Releases Jaco Pastorius Anthology

In 1981, Jaco Pastorius left Weather Report to pursue work with his Word of Mouth Big Band. He released his second solo effort, Word of Mouth under his new contract with Warner Bros. On December 1st of that year, Jaco celebrated his 30th birthday by hosting a party at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida club. He flew in musicians from the...