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Robert Trujillo’s Jaco Pastorius Documentary Gets November Release


It’s been a labor of love for Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and come Nov. 27 audiences will be able to view his new documentary Jaco, which chronicles the life of musician and composer Jaco Pastorius.

The Jaco film, produced by Trujillo, will be released in association with Passion Pictures and will be available via Video on Demand, streaming services and digital download as of Friday, Nov. 27. The movie will also be released on DVD and Blu-Ray that day in association with Record Store Day’s Black Friday promotion. Fans can also look for the release of Jaco: Original Soundtrack arriving the same day via Sony / Legacy. A complete track listing for the soundtrack will be announced shortly.

Trujillo will celebrate the release of Jaco by making a special in-store appearance at The Sound Garden in Syracuse, N.Y. as part of the Record Store Day Black Friday festivities. The event is expected to include a screening of the film along with a signing. Find out more details here.

The Metallica bassist considers Pastorius one of his greatest inspirations and he convinced Jaco’s son to let his story be told. Musicians from Flea to Geddy Lee to Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana and Sting are all interviewed for the film. “I’m so proud to be a part of this,” says Trujillo in a special video message at the film’s website.

The Jaco film has been part of a PledgeMusic Campaign that’s expected to wrap up this weekend. The fundraising goal for the movie was met with plenty to spare, but there are still incentivized items that fans can purchase via the site. Check it out here.

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