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Directed by Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak

United States 2015 110 mins.

In 1976, Jaco Pastorius’ (1951-1987) melodic “singing” bass style redefined the role of the bass in modern jazz and rock music. Almost overnight, critics hailed him as “the future of modern music,” alongside popular visionaries such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, and Herbie Hancock. Produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Jaco examines the famous bassist’s life and music using insights from an array of artists including Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana and others, as well as Jaco’s family and friends.