The Birthday Concert

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On an irregular basis in the early '80s, the innovative electric bassist Jaco Pastorius led a big band that he called Word of Mouth. This excellent CD documents Pastorius' 30th birthday party, a concert at which he was joined by the Peter Graves Orchestra consisting of 14 horns, two steel drums, and two percussionists plus drummer Peter Erskine, Don Alias on conga, and both Michael Brecker and Bob Mintzer on tenors. Brecker co-stars with Pastorius on a strong program that is highlighted by "The Chicken," a burning rendition of "Invitation," and "Liberty City." The music is full of spirit and joy, featuring Pastorius at the peak of his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On an irregular basis in the early '80s, the innovative electric bassist Jaco Pastorius led a big band that he called Word of Mouth. This excellent CD documents Pastorius' 30th birthday party, a concert at which he was joined by the Peter Graves Orchestra consisting of 14 horns, two steel drums, and two percussionists plus drummer Peter Erskine, Don Alias on conga, and both Michael Brecker and Bob Mintzer on tenors. Brecker co-stars with Pastorius on a strong program that is highlighted by "The Chicken," a burning rendition of "Invitation," and "Liberty City." The music is full of spirit and joy, featuring Pastorius at the peak of his powers just before his tragic decline.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • UPC: 081227367121
  • Catalog Number: 273671
  • Sales rank: 71,511

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soul Intro/The Chicken (8:00)
  2. 2 Continuum (2:34)
  3. 3 Invitation (17:43)
  4. 4 Three Views Of A Secret (5:56)
  5. 5 Liberty City (8:11)
  6. 6 Punk Jazz (4:35)
  7. 7 Happy Birthday (1:48)
  8. 8 Reza (10:36)
  9. 9 Domingo (5:39)
  10. 10 Band Intros (2:37)
  11. 11 Amerika (1:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaco Pastorius Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Peter Erskine Drums
Bob Mintzer Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Alias Conga
Peter Graves Bass Trombone
Dave Bargeron Trombone, Tuba
Dan Bonsanti Saxophone, Woodwind
Randy Emerick Baritone Saxophone
Kenneth Faulk Trumpet
Russ Freeland Trombone
Mike Katz Trombone
Gary Lindsay Saxophone, Woodwind
Othello Molineaux Steel Drums
Brett Murphey Trumpet
Brian O'Flaherty Trumpet
Jerry Peel French Horn
Oscar Salas Percussion
Peter Gordon French Horn
Technical Credits
Peter Erskine Liner Notes
Jaco Pastorius Composer
Pee Wee Ellis Composer
Mildred Hill Composer
Patty Smith Hill Composer
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