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Metallica’s Robert Trujillo to Show Jaco Pastorius Film Clip at Bass Player Event

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Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo is just about finished with the documentary honoring his idol, Jaco Pastorius, and he’s ready to share a bit of the film with a crowd that would truly enjoy it — the audience members at this weekend’s Bass Player LIVE! bash in Hollywood.

Back in May, Trujillo revealed that he was financing the project on Pastorius, who is considered one of the most influential bassists in music history despite his battles with mental illness and his death at an early age. Trujillo said at the time, “Jaco was my hero growing up. Hearing him was like hearing Eddie Van Halen doing ‘Eruption’ for the first time. You thought, ‘What instrument is that?’ I love jazz fusion and branched out from there. But Jaco had an edge that far exceeded his jazz persona. He was funk, he was rock, he was soul, and his whole attitude was punk.”

Trujillo has created a specially-edited advance clip of his documentary specifically for the Bass Player LIVE crowd. In addition, Pastorius’ family will be on hand to accept the bass great’s posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.

Other honorees at the two-day bash (Oct. 20-21) include Yes‘ Chris Squire and Bob Marley’s Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who are also receiving Lifetime Achievement honors. Both musicians will perform during tonight’s concert and appear at the live clinic for interviews.

The weekend will also give bass players a chance to check out the latest in gear and watch a few clinics, with Anthrax‘s Frank Bello, Megadeth‘s David Ellefson, Whitesnake‘s Marco Mendoza all on hand to take part in the exhibitions.

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