There are few musicians who fundamentally change their instrument, and even fewer still who transcend their instrument altogether. Jaco Pastorius did both.
In 1976, Jaco’s melodic ‘singing’ bass style redefined the role of the bass in modern music. Almost overnight, critics hailed him as the future of modern music and Jaco transformed himself from a poor and unknown, scrappy Florida boy, into an international sensation.
Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchands’ vibrant documentary pays testament with insights from an array of artists including Flea, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Jaco is presented at Seven Arts as part of the 29th Leeds International Film Festival.