Pastorius Anthology CD (2003)

Artist: Jaco Pastorius

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Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
SKU 60595931
UPC 081227377922
UPC 14 00081227377922
Format CD
Release Date 4/22/2003
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Author Jaco Pastorius
Compilation Appearance Smooth Jazz
Compilation Appearance Word Of Mouth Revisited
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:jazz
Associated Artist/Work Bromberg, Brian
Technical Info
CatalogID 73779
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 04/22/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227377922
Musical Guests
Herbie Hancock
Peter Erskine
Lee Ritenour
Toots Thielemans
Hubert Laws
Joni Mitchell
Larry Carlton
Joe Zawinul
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Jaco Pastorius (saxophone, guitar, bass, electric bass, drums); Joe Zawinul (vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizer, melodica); Willie "Little Beaver" Hale (vocals, guitar, bass); Joni Mitchell (vocals); Hubert Laws (soprano & alto saxophone); Bob Mintzer (soprano & tenor saxophone); Teddy Ludwig (alto saxophone); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Bob Gable, Randy Emerick (baritone saxophone); T-Don Capron (trumpet); Peter Graves (bass trombone); Toots Thielemans (harmonica); Herbie Hancock (acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); Benny Latimore, Timmy Thomas (keyboards); Kenny Cordray, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour (guitar); Allyn Robinson, Jack DeJohnette, Peter Erskine (drums); Willie Clarke, Glen "Zeke" Holmes (percussion); Betty Wright (background vocals).
Producers: Jaco Pastorius, Bob Bobbing, Willie Clarke, Manfred Eicher, Joachim E. Berendt.
Compilation producers: Barry Benson, Ricky Schultz, Nick Sahakian.
Recorded between 1968 & 1995. Includes liner notes by Ricky Shultz and Bill Milkowski.
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. ~ Thom Jurek
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (7/03, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...It's a reminder that his tragic death in 1987 meant the loss not only of a star instrumentalist but a fine composer..."
Disc 1
1 Chicken, The - (home recording),3 Views Of A Secret
2 Amelia - (live, 1972),Liberty City
3 I Can Dig It Baby,Chromatic Fantasy
4 Batterie,Blackbird
5 Continuum,Word Of Mouth
6 Midwestern Nights Dream,John And Mary
7 Foreign Fun - (live, 1976),Good Morning Annya
8 Birdland,Invitation - (live, 1982)
9 Nativity,Soul Intro / The Chicken - (live, 1982)
10 Las Olas,Amerika - (live, 1982)
11 Layas,Okonkole Y Trompa - (live, 1982)
12 Sunday,Mood Swings
13 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,Out of the Night
14 Dry Cleaner From des Moines, The - (live, 1979)
15 Punk Jazz - (live, 1981)
Disc 2
1 Chicken, The - (home recording),3 Views Of A Secret
2 Amelia - (live, 1972),Liberty City
3 I Can Dig It Baby,Chromatic Fantasy
4 Batterie,Blackbird
5 Continuum,Word Of Mouth
6 Midwestern Nights Dream,John And Mary
7 Foreign Fun - (live, 1976),Good Morning Annya
8 Birdland,Invitation - (live, 1982)
9 Nativity,Soul Intro / The Chicken - (live, 1982)
10 Las Olas,Amerika - (live, 1982)
11 Layas,Okonkole Y Trompa - (live, 1982)
12 Sunday,Mood Swings
13 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,Out of the Night
14 Dry Cleaner From des Moines, The - (live, 1979)
15 Punk Jazz - (live, 1981)

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