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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bassist Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth orchestra was an unfulfilled dream, a worthy concept that did not last long enough to live up to its potential. Its debut album was released without a listing of the personnel, so here it is: Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and Tom Scott on reeds, trumpeter Chuck Findley, the easily recognizable Toots Thielemans on harmonica, Howard Johnson on tuba, drummers Jack DeJohnette and Peter Erskine, and percussionist Don Alias. The music ranges from the Beatles' "Blackbird" and some Bach to Jaco originals that cover straight-ahead jazz, Coltrane-ish vamps, and fusion. Next to the bassist/leader, Thielemans ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bassist Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth orchestra was an unfulfilled dream, a worthy concept that did not last long enough to live up to its potential. Its debut album was released without a listing of the personnel, so here it is: Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and Tom Scott on reeds, trumpeter Chuck Findley, the easily recognizable Toots Thielemans on harmonica, Howard Johnson on tuba, drummers Jack DeJohnette and Peter Erskine, and percussionist Don Alias. The music ranges from the Beatles' "Blackbird" and some Bach to Jaco originals that cover straight-ahead jazz, Coltrane-ish vamps, and fusion. Next to the bassist/leader, Thielemans emerges as the main voice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 093624824626
  • Catalog Number: 248246
  • Sales rank: 44,821

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crisis (5:21)
  2. 2 3 Views of a Secret (6:09)
  3. 3 Liberty City (11:59)
  4. 4 Chromatic Fantasy (3:01)
  5. 5 Blackbird (2:47)
  6. 6 Word of Mouth (3:40)
  7. 7 John and Mary (11:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaco Pastorius Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Leroy Williams Steel Drums
Tommy Johnson Tuba
Technical Credits
Ray Kelley Contributor
Michael Brecker Contributor
Jack DeJohnette Contributor
Peter Erskine Contributor
Herbie Hancock Contributor
Hubert Laws Contributor
Jaco Pastorius Arranger, Adaptation
Tom Scott Contributor
Wayne Shorter Contributor
George Young Contributor
Howard Johnson Contributor
Jim Walker Contributor
David Taylor Contributor
John Clark Contributor
Don Alias Contributor
Dave Bargeron Contributor
Roger Bobo Contributor
David Breinenthal Contributor
Denyse Buffum Contributor
Mike Butcher Contributor
Stuart Canin Contributor
Bruno Castellucci Contributor
Hank Cicalo Contributor
Jason Corsaro Contributor
Robert Cowart Contributor
Tim Devine Contributor
David Duke Contributor
Arni Egilsson Contributor
Bob Findley Contributor
Chuck Findley Contributor
Mike Gibbs Contributor
Jim Gilstrap Contributor
Bernie Grundman Contributor
Allan Harshman Contributor
Richard Hilton Contributor
Jerry Hudgins Contributor
William Hymanson Contributor
Dennis Karmazyn Contributor
John Lehman Contributor
Edie Lehmann Contributor
Scott Litt Contributor
Charles Loper Contributor
Warren Luening Contributor
Myrna Matthews Contributor
Marti McCall Contributor
Lew McCreary Contributor
Othello Molineaux Contributor
Petsye Powell Contributor
Jim Pugh Contributor
Jeff Reynolds Contributor
Russell Schmitt Contributor
Ricky Schultz Contributor
Alfie Silas Contributor
Toots Thielemans Contributor
Zedric Turnbough Contributor
Gerald Vinci Contributor
Brad Warnaar Contributor
David Weiss Contributor
Snooky Young Contributor
Robert Thomas Jr. Contributor
Paul Horn-Muller Contributor
Peter Yianilos Contributor
Simon Levy Contributor
Brian Risner Contributor
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Contributor
Jules Chaikin Contributor
Bruce Bransby Contributor
Vincent "Vincenzo" Oliveri Contributor
Deborah Sabusawa Contributor
Harvey Michael Schaps Contributor
Larry Warrilow Contributor
Mari Contributor
Paul Bruno Contributor
Didier Leonard Contributor
Lorin Levee Contributor
Peter Gordon Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most!

    Jaco was/is the best LEAD bassist in the musical world... his sometimes subtle, sometimes brash, sometimes arrogant playing makes this album perhaps the most diverse Jaco album. Even with the small number of tracks, Jaco takes an idea from beginning to end, and lets it play out as it wants to, but always keeping it under control.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What more can be said

    Anything that Jaco Pastorius even participated in was superlative, if not for his contributions. However, this particular work is just an outstanding example of progressive big band music as well as jazz composition and arranging, and all around production. And of course, Jaco's playing is phenominal. -R.k.S.

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