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Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Thankfully, there is finally a definitive Jaco Pastorius anthology that offers an accurate portrait of the breadth and depth of his innovative artistry beyond what his contributions to Weather Report and his own Word of Mouth and Trio of Doom which many would argue are sufficient in and of themselves would suggest. This two-CD, 28-track collection ranges across the fretless bass inventor's earliest recordings, documented by a live appearance with Wayne Cochran's C.C. Riders and home playing the Cochran standard "Amelia," to his work with underground R&B act Little Beaver and such artists as Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Joni Mitchell in and out of the studio, Paul Bley, Airto...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Thankfully, there is finally a definitive Jaco Pastorius anthology that offers an accurate portrait of the breadth and depth of his innovative artistry beyond what his contributions to Weather Report and his own Word of Mouth and Trio of Doom which many would argue are sufficient in and of themselves would suggest. This two-CD, 28-track collection ranges across the fretless bass inventor's earliest recordings, documented by a live appearance with Wayne Cochran's C.C. Riders and home playing the Cochran standard "Amelia," to his work with underground R&B act Little Beaver and such artists as Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Joni Mitchell in and out of the studio, Paul Bley, Airto and Flora Purim, Michel Columbier, Brian Melvin, and his diverse projects -- including "Birdland" with Weather Report. There are three unreleased cuts -- "Amelia," an unreleased home demo of "The Chicken," and "Good Morning Annya" from his unfinished steel drum project, Holiday for Pans. Two other cuts, "Foreign Fun" and "Okonkole y Trompa," are on CD in the United States for the first time. Pastorius fanatics will no doubt already have everything here in one form or another. Casual listeners will be astonished by the sheer multi-dimensional nature of his limitless musicality and vision. Even those well acquainted with Pastorius will be surprised as to how well the sequencing of these tracks offers such a prismatic view of Pastorius' growth as a bassist -- check out the silky funky grooves on Little Beaver's "I Can Dig It Baby" and the gutbucket greasy R&B of "Amelia," as they give way to adventurous early fusion of "Batterie" with Metheny, Bley, and Bruce Ditmas. Even in abstraction, Pastorius had a groove. The more pop side of Jaco's work is highlighted on the first disc with his contributions to Joni Mitchell's Mingus and Shadows and Light albums, as well as his more exotic, atmospheric work with Airto and Flora. Disc two concentrates on Jaco's innovative work as a composer for his own bands, as evidenced by "Word of Mouth," "Liberty City," "John and Mary," "Chromatic Fantasy," and "Blackbird." Four live tracks with the big band showcase his role as a bandleader and arranger of true authority and vision. The solo "Amerika" offers a more intimate view of Pastorius as a seeker of texture and sonic subtleties. The set closes with him in trios with Mike Stern and Brian Melvin. This is a necessary package for anyone interested in the development of electric jazz in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227377922
  • Catalog Number: 73779
  • Sales rank: 55,285

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Chicken (Home Recording) (1:21)
  2. 2 Amelia (4:09)
  3. 3 I Can Dig It Baby - Little Beaver (5:51)
  4. 4 Batterie - Bruce Ditmas (5:10)
  5. 5 Continuum (4:34)
  6. 6 Midwestern Nights Dream - Pat Metheny (6:00)
  7. 7 Foreign Fun - Trilogue (7:55)
  8. 8 Birdland - Weather Report (6:01)
  9. 9 Nativity - Airto Moreira (6:37)
  10. 10 Las Olas - Flora Purim (4:28)
  11. 11 Sunday - Michel Colombier (4:19)
  12. 12 Layas - Michel Colombier (5:52)
  13. 13 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Joni Mitchell (5:39)
  14. 14 The Dry Cleaner from des Moines - Joni Mitchell (4:31)
  15. 15 Punk Jazz (4:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 3 Views of a Secret (6:09)
  2. 2 Liberty City (11:58)
  3. 3 Chromatic Fantasy (3:01)
  4. 4 Blackbird (2:47)
  5. 5 Word of Mouth (3:38)
  6. 6 John and Mary (11:06)
  7. 7 Good Morning Anya (6:11)
  8. 8 Invitation (8:31)
  9. 9 Soul Intro/The Chicken (6:49)
  10. 10 Amerika (1:09)
  11. 11 Okonkole y Trompa (7:07)
  12. 12 Mood Swings - Mike Stern (6:03)
  13. 13 Out of the Night - Brian Melvin (5:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaco Pastorius Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Drums, Saxophone, Vocals, Mandocello, Prophet 5, Bass Pan Pipes
Joni Mitchell Guitar, Vocals
Betty Wright Background Vocals
Bob Berg Tenor Saxophone
Paul Bley Electric Piano
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Larry Carlton Electric Guitar
Jack DeJohnette Drums
Peter Erskine Drums, Gong, Timpani
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Herbie Hancock Piano, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Soloist, Mini Moog
Hubert Laws Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Albert Mangelsdorff Trombone
Brian Melvin Drums
Pat Metheny Electric Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Bob Mintzer Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Moses Drums
Alphonse Mouzon Drums
Wayne Shorter Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Mike Stern Guitar
Lenny White Drums
Alex Foster Clarinet, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Timmy Thomas Keyboards
Emil Richard Percussion
Don Alias Conga, Bells
Airto Moreira Percussion, Drums
Peter Graves French Horn, Bass Trombone
Alex Acuña Drums
Wayne Andre Trombone
Joe Zawinul Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals, Melodica
Manolo Badrena Tambourine
Dave Bargeron Trombone, Tuba
Neal Bonsanti Saxophone, Woodwind
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Michel Colombier Synthesizer, Piano, fender rhodes
Bruce Ditmas Drums
Randy Emerick Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Hugo Fattoruso Keyboards
Kenneth Faulk Trumpet
Robert Ferguson Percussion, Drums
Russ Freeland Trombone
Robert Gable Baritone Saxophone
Steve Gadd Drums
Mike Katz Trombone
Rodney Lafon Trumpet
Benny Latimore Keyboards
Gary Lindsay Saxophone, Woodwind
Paul McCandless English Horn, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Othello Molineaux Steel Drums, Pan Flute/Pan Pipes
Brett Murphey Trumpet
Melton Mustafa Trumpet
Brian O'Flaherty Trumpet
Jerry Peel French Horn
Flora Purim Vocals
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Allyn Robinson Drums
Oscar Salas Percussion
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Ron Tooley Trumpet
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Skip Weisser Trombone
Leroy Williams Steel Drums
John Brem Trumpet
Mario Cruz Clarinet, Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Alex Darqui fender rhodes
Paul Horn-Muller Guitar, Steel Drums
Gary Mayone Marimbas
Steve Roitstein French Horn
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Bass Trombone
Pamela Sessody Vocals
Bobby Thomas Jr. Percussion, Conga, Hand Drums
Jon Davis Piano
Steve Jordan Drums
Charles "Icarus" Johnson Guitar
Willie Clarke Percussion
Mary Pastorius Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer, Producer
Betty Wright Composer
Carla Bley Composer
Paul Bley Producer
Hiram Bullock Producer
Albert Mangelsdorff Composer
Brian Melvin Producer
Pat Metheny Composer
Charles Mingus Composer
Jaco Pastorius Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Mike Stern Composer
Pee Wee Ellis Composer
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Don Alias Composer
Airto Moreira Composer, Producer
Carlos Albrecht Engineer
Joe Zawinul Composer, Producer, Quotes Researched & Compiled
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Kevin Beamish Engineer
Michel Colombier Composer
Bobby Colomby Producer
Denny Diante Producer
Manfred Eicher Producer
Doug Epstein Engineer
Hugo Fattoruso Arranger
Willie "Beaver" Hale Composer
Roger Harris Engineer
Andy Johns Engineer
Howard Johnston Engineer
Steve Katz Engineer
Henry Lewy Engineer
Ron Malo Engineer
Kerry McNabb Composer, Producer, Engineer
Bob Monaco Producer
David Palmer Engineer
Gary Peterson Discographical Annotation
Flora Purim Producer
Don Puluse Engineer
Ricky Schultz Liner Notes
Jerry Solomon Engineer
Martin Wieland Engineer
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
Jan Rathburn Engineer
Yutaka Tomioka Engineer
Yoshihisa Watanabe Engineer
Peter Yianilos Engineer
Jim Henderson Composer
Brian Risner Engineer
Maria Villar Art Direction
Steve Pokorny Remastering
Willie Clarke Composer, Producer, Engineer
Traditional Composer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BASS PLAYERS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN!

    When I was a young man growing up, the best bass players were always black. then I discovered this cat " Jaco Pastorius". since then I have come to realise that you white guys can REALLY hit THE the spot.

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