Actors: Jaco Pastorius, Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee
Synopsis: Robert Trujillo's fully authorized story of one of the most revolutionary bassists in music history, Jaco Pastorius
Finally a documentary about probably the greatest electric bass player ever, the late/great Jaco Pastorius. This hour-and-a-half long doc 'Jaco' takes you from his earliest years through his musical career, and ultimately, to his untimely and tragic death in 1987. But along the way, the viewer is treated to absolutely breathtaking classic performance footage of Jaco playing with Weather Report and with Joni Mitchell.
Also featured are revealing interviews with people who knew him best (his youngest brother and members of bands he played with), as well as such renowned bassists as Sting, Flea, and the gentleman who produced this doc, Metallica's Robert Trujillo. And what makes the DVD version of 'Jaco' a must-buy is that it is a 2-disc set, with the first disc being the doc, and the second disc comprised of outtakes and interviews that didn't make the cut.
Some have called Jaco Pastorius "The Jimi Hendrix of the Bass." After viewing the exceptional documentary, 'Jaco,' I now see their point. Highly recommended.