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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140387621
  • Catalog Number: 3876

Tracks

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

Performance Credits
Jaco Pastorius Primary Artist, Bass, Soloist
Peter Erskine Drums, Gong, Timpani, Soloist
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Soloist
Bob Mintzer Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Alex Foster Clarinet, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Alias Percussion, Soloist
Peter Graves Bass, Trombone, Conductor, Bass Trombone
Wayne Andre Trombone
Dave Bargeron Trombone, Tuba
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Soloist
Elmer Brown Trumpet
Forrest Buchtel Trumpet
Randy Emerick Clarinet, Alto Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Paul McCandless English Horn, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Othello Molineaux Steel Drums, Soloist
Bill Riechenbach Bass Trombone
Toots Thielemans Harmonica, Guest Appearance
Ron Tooley Trumpet
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Mario Cruz Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Bass Trombone
Peter Gordon French Horn
Technical Credits
Bob Mintzer Arranger
Jaco Pastorius Arranger, Composer, Producer, Remixing, Adaptation
Pee Wee Ellis Composer
Takehisa Suzuki Tour Manager
Peter Yianilos Remixing
Gary Panter Illustrations
Brian Risner Engineer, Remixing
Paul Bruno Road Manager
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    trumpets sound good

    America is the best. Personel is rather amazing. Only Jaco could put that group together.

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