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Jaco (2015)

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'JACO' tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who changed the course of modern music. Never-before-seen archive unveils the story of Jaco's life, his ... See full summary »

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Stephen Kijak, Paul Marchand (as Mr. Paul Marchand)
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Credited cast:
Alex Acuna Alex Acuna ... Himself
Kenneth Alper Kenneth Alper ... Himself (as Dr. Kenneth Alper)
Randy Brecker Randy Brecker ... Himself
Delmar Brown Delmar Brown ... Himself
Wayne Cochran ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Bootsy Collins ... Himself
Bobby Colomby Bobby Colomby ... Himself
Miles Davis ... Himself (archive footage)
Kenwood Dennard Kenwood Dennard ... Himself
Al Di Meola Al Di Meola ... Himself
Bobby Economou Bobby Economou ... Himself
Peter Erskine ... Himself
Flea ... Himself
Jerry González ... Himself
Peter Graves Peter Graves ... Himself
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'JACO' tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who changed the course of modern music. Never-before-seen archive unveils the story of Jaco's life, his music, his demise, and the lasting victory of artistic genius. Directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand and produced by Metallica bassist, and Pastorius fan Robert Trujillo.

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USA

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English

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3 December 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Жако See more »

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Must-see ! Good for bassists and people who also want to learn about 70s music industry
4 July 2015 | by Monte_StringsSee all my reviews

i watched this movie about Jaco Pastorius at the European premiere in Munich/Germany this week and did like it. As a hobby bassist i'm heavily influenced by Jaco and there's footage in the movie previously unseen. There's funny moments in the movie and many interviews from the musicians Jaco collaborated with as well as Jaco's brother and you'll hear also from Jaco's first wife Tracy and others who were close to him. The film accomplishes to draw attention to Jaco and make him aware to other people. It never accuses anybody of anything and stays neutral and objective. While as someone who plays bass i wished that more footage was included from his earlier days like how he changed from drums to bass and how he developed his technique, i'm grateful for the people who made this happen and showed lots of footage and people's views on Jaco Pastorius along with his great music and him being a pioneer changing the e-bass and influencing future generations of players.


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