Jaco Pastorius takes the Word of Mouth Big Band to ‘Aurex Jazz Festival 1982’

During the first week of September 1982, Jaco Pastorius, the Word of Mouth Big Band and a couple of special guests such as Toots Thielemans took part in the “Aurex Jazz Festival” held in three different Japanese venues : Budokan, Tokyo (September 1st), Osaka Festival Hall (September 4th) and Yokohama Stadium (September 5th). Here is what is supposed to be the Tokyo concert plus various excerpts plus a rough look at the rehearsals. Enjoy Jaco Pastorius “Aurex Jazz Festival 1982”!

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Track Listing : 1.Full Concert – 81:08 . – Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) . – Soul Intro/The Chicken (Jaco Pastorius, Alfred James Ellis) . – Donna Lee (Charles Parker Jr.) . – Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) . – Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) . – Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius) . – Three Views Of A Secret (Jaco Pastorius) . – Okonkole Y Trompa (Jaco Pastorius) . – Reza/Giant Steps/Reza (Jaco Pastorius, John Coltrane) . 2.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Jaco Pastorius, Alfred James Ellis) – 08:03 . 3.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) – 01:46 . 4.Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius) – 09:54 . 5.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) – 09:09 . 6.Rehearsals – 15:08

Musicians : Jaco Pastorius – Bass . Randy Brecker – Trumpet . Bob Mintzer – Sax . Peter Erskine – Drums, Tympani, Percussion . Othello Molineaux – Steel Drums . Don Alias – Percussion . Toots Thielemans – Harmonica . Elmer Brown – Trumpet . Forrest Buchtel – Trumpet . Jon Faddis – Trumpet . Ron Tooley – Trumpet . Peter Graves – Trombone . Wayne Andre – Trombone . Bill Reichenbach – Trombone . David Bargeron – Trombone, Tuba . Alex Foster – Sax, Clarinet,Piccolo . Mario Cruz – Sax, Clarinet, Flute . Randy Emerick – Sax, Clarinet, Flute . Paul Mccandliss – Sax, Oboe, English Horn . Peter Gordon – French Horn . Brad Warnaar – French Horn . Othello Molineaux – Steel Drums

Production : Produced By Jaco Pastorius . Bobby Mintzer, Jaco Pastorius . Brian Risner – Engineer . Yoshihisa Watanabe – Engineer . Yutaka Tomioka – Engineer . Fumisuke Usui – Assistant Engineer . Haruhiko Shimokawa – Assistant Engineer . Isao Itoh – Assistant Engineer . Tameo Kawada – Assistant Engineer

Arrangements : Bobby Mintzer, Jaco Pastorius

Recorded September 1St, 1982 At Aurex Jazz Festival, Tokyo 1982.

ReleasedBy San Juan Music Group / Jazz Door.

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Jaco Pastorius "Aurex Jazz Festival 1982"

rick suchow
One musician I’ve really enjoyed working with on various gigs and projects is saxophonist Mario Cruz. Back in 1982 -83 Mario was a member of the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, and as a result appears on Jaco’s Japanese import album “Twins: 1982 Aurex Jazz Festival” […]