Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo is working on a documentary about the life of late, great bass player Jaco Pastorius
Metallica’s Robert Trujillo is a big fan of the late, great bass player Jaco Pastorius. He’s even using his time to produce a documentary about Pastorius’ short life, and Trujillo has launched a Pledgemusic campaign to raise funds for the film.
The upcoming film, called “Jaco: The Movie,” will tell Pastorius’ story from the point of view from his friends, family and fellow musicians, including Sting, Flea, Geddy Lee, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana and more, according to the Pledgemusic page.
“Jaco has always been a hero of mine and one of the reasons I play bass to this day,” Trujillo stated on the site. “This film has been a project of love and passion for me. This amazing film has been four years in the making, and we need your help to get this film across the finish line!”
He added that the movie will tell the story of Jaco Pastorius, “a self-taught, larger than life musician who made an undeniable impact on music, and reinvented the electric bass; giving the instrument a powerful dynamic voice that had both edge and beauty.”
The Pledgemusic page offers a range of items for those who donate, including autographed DVDs of the movie, an exclusive Jaco T-shirt, a scarf from Chloe Trujillo (Robert’s wife) and much more. All the funds raise will go towards the movie, which is set to be released in 2015.
Pastorius is considered one of the greatest electric bass players of any generation. He sadly passed away in 1987 at the age of 35 after getting into a fight with a club bouncer in Florida and going into a coma.
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