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Record Store Day celebrates Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius
Jaco Pastorius

A celebration of jazz bass legend Jaco Pastorius anchors Record Store Day 2014, set for April 19. Here’s the lowdown.

Fans of Jaco Pastorius are going to have a lot to celebrate in 2014, and folks who don’t yet know about the jazz bass legend are in for a musically rich education.
“Jaco” is the official film of Record Store Day 2014. “Jaco” is a documentary film about Pastorius in the works right now, produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand.
Trujillo is pretty excited about the connection between his upcoming film and Record Store Day: “Record Store Day is a celebration of our youth, and beyond. It's the power of memories fueled by this magic (usually) black vinyl disc. There's a reason why Record Store Day is making people Head Bang, Rock Out, Relax, and simply Smile. It's all about the joy and power of words, music and sound, not to mention the dynamic range of visual art that goes hand in hand with a record cover, jacket, or sleeve; and you might even get a poster. (Trust me, I still have most of my original vinyl.)”
In addition, Omnivore Recordings will be releasing “Modern American Music: Period!” this Record Store Day on both CD and vinyl. This piece revisits the 1974 after-hours studio sessions at Criteria Studios when a 22-year-old Pastorius and his friends experimented and jammed. Some of those songs ended up on Pastorius’ debut, but others see their release for the first time ever on this special Omnivore Recordings RSD 2014 piece.

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