Truth, Liberty & Soul (2017)

Brown, Pastorius, Erskine, Mintzer, Ellington, Parker, Kaper

Jaco Pastorius

A first-time release comprising more than 130 minutes of extraordinary high-fidelity ground-breaking music, this previously unreleased live album features electric bass genius Jaco Pastorius and the Word of Mouth Big Band. The band included Jaco Pastorius (Bass & Vocals), Bob Mintzer (Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and Bass Clarinet), Randy Brecker (Trumpet), Othello Molineaux (Steel Drums), Don Alias (Percussion), Peter Erskine (Drums), Blue Lou Marini (Tenor Sax), Jon Faddis (Trumpet), Jim Pugh (Trombone), David Bargeron (Tuba) and harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans as special guest. It was recorded in analog 24 tracks by the Record Plant mobile truck at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC on June 27, 1982 as part of George Wein's Kool Jazz Festival. The album is presented from beginning to end exactly as it happened.

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Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius, the man who revolutionized how the bass guitar is played and who is, for many, the best and most influential bass guitarist ever, didn’t start his musical life on the instrument. Instead, the man who would be the master of the fretless electric bass was a drummer.

Jaco was the first of three children born to Jack and his wife, Stephanie. He arrived on Dec. 1, 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. John Francis Anthony Pastorius III was quickly given a nickname by his parents — “Jocko,” which transformed into “Jaco” in the early 1970s when a French-born musician friend and neighbor, Alex Darqui, spelled it that way by mistake. Jaco liked the alternate spelling, and kept it.

When Jaco was almost eight years old, his family moved to Oakland Park, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. Jaco was a sweet, competitive kid, who loved to play games, including football. As the son of a musician, he was interested in music, too, and bought a small drum kit with money earned as a newspaper delivery boy. His two interests collided in 1964 during a youth league football practice in which Jaco’s wrist was badly injured, so much so that it eventually required corrective surgery. Jaco continued to play drums after that, but it was far more difficult that it had been prior to that hit in practice.

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Truth, Liberty & Soul (2017)

Brown, Pastorius, Erskine, Mintzer, Ellington, Parker, Kaper

Jaco Pastorius

Analog Recording Equipment: Ampex MM-1200 recorders (2)
Digital Converters: Horus
Editing Software: Pyramix
Mastering Engineer:

Rene Laflamme.

Producer: Tim Owens for National Public Radio Jazz Alive
Recording Engineer: Paul Blakemore
Recording location: Avery Fisher Hall, New York June 27, 1982
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD256

This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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Invitation
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Soul Intro - The Chicken
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Donna Lee
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Three Views of a Secret
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Liberty City
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Sophisticated Lady
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Bluesette
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I Shot the Sheriff
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Okonkole' y trompa
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Reza - Giant Steps
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Mr. Fonebone
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Bass and Drum Improvisation
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Twins
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Fannie Mae
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