The Jimi Hendrix of Bass Guitar. That is the way most musicians lovingly describe the late Jaco Pastorius.
A genius or a mentally – ill man?
Questions which rise more often than a globe- trotting Rooster when the subject of Jacko surfaces.
Clinically yes. Artistically no?
There is a fine line between the two worlds and this is one subject which tosses it’s inquisitive head in the documentary ‘Jaco’.
Please listen below to part one of my interview with Paul Marchand. He is the director of this fantastic documentary on the life of Pastorius. Flea ( Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Geddy Lee ( Rush), also add their thoughts from the film’s soundtrack.