JACO a compelling story of prodigious talent, personal adventures and raw human vulnerability, ‚JACO‘ presents the world of the bass guitar phenomenon Jaco Pastorius through the eyes of his family and various musical collaborators.
Produced by the Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and directed by Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak, this blistering biopic contains incredible unseen footage and photography from the Pastorius family archive, and takes viewers into the heart and soul of this hugely influential cross-genre artist. Featuring interviews with an array of artists (Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee) and friends, ‚JACO‘ unveils the story of his music, his life, his demise, and ultimately the fragility of great artistic genius.
“Before Jaco, bass didn’t know what it was yet.” – Bootsy Collins
“The sound of music being played, is really the greatness of the human being.” – Wayne Shorter