February 20, 2018 / 10:30 PM

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Legendary Jazz Bassist Jaco Pastorius Gets Stephen Kijack Documentary Film Tribute in 'Jaco,' Robert Trujillo to Finance

 

Sweet. Bass guitar virtuoso Jaco Pastorius will be the focus of Stephen Kijak's new documentary.

The film will be the official selection of this year's Record Store Day, and Omnivore Records--on a separate note--will release a collection of found sessions by the bassist from 1976.

Modern American Music...Period!: The Criteria Sessions contains 11 tracks recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami during a series of jam sessions. Jaco--who completed the Weather Report outfit, performed with Joni Mitchell and went on to become one of the most celebrated bass guitarists in the world--revolutionized the way the instrument was played.

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo will help finance Jaco, producing alongside the Pastorius estate.

Omnivore, also, will issue the album on CD and multi-colored LP (with a download card, of course) on April 19.

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