The Birthday Concert

The Birthday Concert

by Jaco Pastorius
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The Birthday Concert

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 LP 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC: 0081227367121
catalogNumber: 273671
Rank: 48952

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jaco Pastorius   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   Producer,Liner Notes
Bob Mintzer   Composer
Jaco Pastorius   Composer
Pee Wee Ellis   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Mildred Hill   Composer
Patty Smith Hill   Composer
Peter Yainolos   Engineer

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