METALLICA Bassist’s ‘Jaco’ Documentary: Details Revealed

September 22, 2015

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has announced the official multi-platform release of the acclaimed new documentary “Jaco”, directed by Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak. The documentary chronicles the brief but extraordinary life of musician/composer Jaco Pastorius — will be available via VOD, streaming services, and digital download on Friday, November 27.

jaco original soundtrack
“Jaco” will also have its official DVD/Blu-ray release that day, in association with Record Store Day and Black Friday 2015. That same day will also see the long anticipated release of “Jaco: Original Soundtrack”, Sony/Legacy’s official musical companion to the film. Full soundtrack details — including a complete track listing — will be announced soon.

The official Record Store Day film of 2014, “Jaco” had its world premiere earlier this year at Austin, Texas’s SXSW Film Conference & Festival, accompanied by a panel discussion featuring filmmakers Trujillo and Marchand as well as longtime Pastorius collaborator Peter Erskine and “Jaco” executive producer John Pastorius.


“Jaco” tells the remarkable and tragic tale of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Never-before-seen 8mm film, photographs, and audio recordings unveil the true story behind Pastorius’ all-too-brief life, his music, and heartbreaking end.

“Jaco” is produced by Robert Trujillo in association with Passion Pictures (“Searching For Sugar Man”, “Project Nim”); the film is directed by Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak.


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