Posted: Sunday, 10 February 2008 by jazzlover in Etykiety:

Electric bassist Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth big band made two recordings for Warner Bros. during its short life, of which is this is the superior one. The large ensemble (five trumpets including Randy Brecker, five reeds with solo space for Bobby Mintzer on tenor and soprano, four trombones, two French horns, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, drummer Peter Erskine, percussionist Don Alias, and Othello on steel drum) performs a variety of superior material. Although Pastorius takes his share of solo space, and the sound of a big band backing a bass soloist is rather unusual, he does not excessively dominate the music. Pastorius contributed some of the pieces (most notably "Liberty City"), is showcased on "Amerika," and also plays such tunes as "Invitation," "The Chicken," "Sophisticated Lady," "Giant Steps," and Gil Evans' "Eleven."
:::By Scott Yanow:::

Jaco Pastorius – Invitation (1983) 

1. Invitation 6:57
2. Amerika 1:09
3. Soul Intro/The Chicken 6:49
4. Continuum 4:28
5. Liberty City 4:35
6. Sophisticated Lady 5:17
7. Reza / Giant Steps/Reza (Reprise) 10:23
8. Fannie Mae 2:38
9. Eleven 0:49

Artwork By [Art Direction] - Simon Levy
Artwork By [Illustration] - Gary Panter
Bass, Producer, Arranged By, Remix - Jaco Pastorius
Drums, Timpani, Gong - Peter Erskine
Engineer [Assistant] - Mitch Gibson , Vince Oliveri , Yoshihisa Watanabe , Yutaka Tomioka
Engineer [Mixing], Remix - Peter Yianilos
Engineer [Recording], Remix - Brian Risner
French Horn - Brad Warnaar , Peter Gordon
Harmonica - Jean "Toots" Thielemans
Percussion - Don Alias
Photography - K. Abe , Shigeru Uchiyama
Remix - Michael Knuckles
Saxophone [Baritone] - Randy Emerick
Saxophone [Tenor, Alto, Soprano] - Alex Foster
Saxophone [Tenor, Soprano] - Bobby Mintzer* , Mario Cruz
Saxophone [Tenor] - Paul McCandliss
Steel Drums - Othello Molineaux
Trombone - Wayne Andre
Trombone [Bass] - Bill Reichenbach (2) , Peter Graves
Trombone, Tuba - David Bargeron
Trumpet - Elmer Brown , Forrest Buchtel , Randy Brecker , Ron Tooley

Recorded live at Budokan (Tokyo), Yokohama Stadum (Yokohama), Festival Hall (Osaka)

5 komentarze:

  1. green says:

    hey jazzlover
    awesome posts. love jaco pastorius.

    here's another one that i uploaded recently. please take it.

    Live in New York City Vol.5

    Jaco Pastorius (bass)
    Mike Stern (guitar)
    Steve Slagle (saxophone)
    Adam Nussbaum (drums)


    my favorite tune on this album is Mood Sings (3rd track). hope you enjoy it too.

  1. jazzlover says:

    thanks green,

    i'll check that one out for sure.

  1. Hey - Thanks a whole bunch Green and Jazz Lover for these Jaco's-there are always gems to be found in his work-bit erratic but a genuine one of a kind Genius



  1. Anonymous says:

    What a great band and what a great band leader. Jaco was a brilliant composer and arranger as well as a monster player who changed the entire electric jazz bass universe. Thanks for this jazzlover.