This documentary explores the almost mythical story of Jaco Pastorius, an electric bass pioneer, an invisible icon who was an enduring inspiration for artists like Robert Trujillo, producer of the film, but also Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Flea, Bootsy Collins and so many more. If you already know his name you are probably either also a bass player, or the type of muso that hangs framed vinyls instead of family photos. Every generation has musicians like him, categorically changing the game but never really having their legend realized in the moment, and the documentary will be another addition to the canon of projects that attempt to attribute long deserved recognition to these sorts of figures. As a composer he went on to stretch the potential of the bass like a steel-thumbed sorcerer pulling on the very fabric of time; experimenting with harmonics and fretless improvisation in such a way that managed to be both highly technical and totally funky all at once. But he met his maker far too soon, on one bad night in 1987, and his story was left largely untold. AHSection: Selección oficial - Fuera de competencia
D: Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak
G: Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak, Robert Trujillo
F: Roger de Giacomi
E: Paul Marchand
S: Theresa Radka
P: Robert Trujillo, John Battsek
CP: Passion Pictures
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An experienced documentary filmmaker, he worked as an editor for Scorsese and Chris Rock, and he was the director of photography on John Maringouin’s Big River Man.
He directed such music documentaries as Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) and Stones in Exile (2010).
05 May 2015
25 April 2015
25 April 2015