METALLICA Bassist Talks Inspiration For 'Jaco' Documentary

METALLICA Bassist Talks Inspiration For 'Jaco' Documentary

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke with VH1 Classic about "Jaco: The Film", the new documentary he has produced about late, legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius. Trujillo explained: "Back in the day, being a young, inspired bass player, I started to gravitate toward jazz fusion... I got into that, and I started hearing about this bass player called Jaco — one name, right to the point, you know — and it was intriguing; everyone started talking about this guy. It was like, 'Whoa.' I was intrigued by the mystique of the name alone.”

Trujillo first saw Pastorius play at the Santa Monica Civic Center in the late '70s, saying: "There was baby powder on the stage — I remember him sliding into his bass guitar like it was home plate. You know what I mean? And the backdrop was the New York City skyline or something. And it was really an entertaining experience."

Trujillo said that hearing Pastorius' first solo album was "mind-boggling," calling the bassist a "beautiful monster."

"Jaco", which was named the official film of this past weekend's Record Store Day, is currently in post-production and will be released this fall. The documentary was directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand and produced by Robert Trujillo and John Battsek.

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Pastorius, who was bipolar and had wrestled with substance abuse, died in 1987 at age 35 following a violent altercation at a Fort Lauderdale bar.

"Jaco" will feature commentaries from Sting, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Flea, Carlos Santana and director Mike Figgis, among others.



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