Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Rodrigo y Gabriela's new cover of "Continuum," a classic Jaco Pastorius track from his self-titled 1976 album.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's new interpretation of the song is one of the highlights of Jaco: Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack album from Jaco, a new documentary by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Jaco's eldest son, John Pastorius IV. The album will be released November 27 via Legacy; it boasts 11 songs by Pastorius, along with three new recordings.
You can check out the complete track list below.
The film chronicles the brief-but-extraordinary life and career of Pastorius, the remarkably talented Weather Report bassist who died in 1987 at age 35. Jaco became the state-of-the-art electric bass player. To be more accurate, he pushed the state of the art to the point where he defined it. What he did with his instrument was expand it way past its original function of merely supplying the harmonic underpinning to a composition.
While there were other electric bassists with the technical ability to do more, Jaco was probably the first to make the listener aware of a musical idea first, and the instrument playing second.
For more about the film, watch the trailer below and visit jacopastorius.com.
Jaco: Original Soundtrack Track Listing:
01. “Come On, Come Over” – Jaco Pastorius
02. “Continuum” – Jaco Pastorius
03. “River People” – Weather Report
04. “Teen Town” – Weather Report
05. “Portrait of Tracy” – Jaco Pastorius
06. “The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines” (Live) – Joni Mitchell
07. “All American Alien Boy” – Ian Hunter
08. “Liberty City” (with Herbie Hancock) – Jaco Pastorius
09. “Okonkole Y Trompa” – Jaco Pastorius
10. “Barbary Coast” – Weather Report
11. “Crisis” – Jaco Pastorius
12. “Longing” – Mary Pastorius
13. “Nineteen Eighty Seven” – †††
14. “Shine” – Tech N9ne
15. “Continuum” – Rodrigo y Gabriela
16. “Come On Come Over” – Mass Mental (Robert Trujillo, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Flea, Whit Crane, Benji Webbe, Stephen Perkins & C-Minus)