Among the 16 tracks are five new interpretations of Jaco’s songs. This first one is Mass Mental’s take on “Come On Come Over”, which first appeared on Jaco’s 1976 solo debut. Film producer and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo reformed Mass Mental for the soundtrack.
“The music is really experimental and super funky, and every time we do a show for some weird reason it turns into a party and celebrity musicians show up. We did our own particular version of ‘Come On Come Over, and I’m so proud of it. It can never be as great as the original, but ours is different and we just set out to do the best we could.”
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“The soundtrack in a way is a dream in itself for me,” Trujillo told Billboard. “We really wanted to go deep and do some different tracks, like (Ian Hunter’s) All American Alien Boy and ‘Okonkole Y Trompa.’ And on top of that I thought it would be cool to add some new versions of Jaco compositions. It was nice to add something a little different to this, ’cause you’ve had The Essential Jaco [Pastorious] and various compilations over the years, so it was nice to do something that was a little bit different but still include the classics like ‘Teen Town’ and ‘Continuum’ and ‘Portrait of Tracy’ and all that. For me it was very special.”
“JACO” and the companion soundtrack will be released on November 27th.