Jaco Pastorius’ ‘The Birthday Concert’ is a live album recorded on December 1, 1981, at Mr. Pip’S In Ft. Lauderdale in Florida and released on September 26, 1995. by Warner Bros.
Track Listing : 1.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) – 08:01 . 2.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) – 02:34 . 3.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) – 17:42 . 4.Three Views Of A Secret (Jaco Pastorius) – 05:56 . 5.Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius) – 08:12 . 6.Punk Jazz (Jaco Pastorius) – 04:35 . 7.Happy Birthday (Mildred Hill, Patty Smith Hill) – 01:48 . 8.Reza (Jaco Pastorius) – 10:36 . 9.Domingo (Jaco Pastorius) – 05:39 . 10.Band Intros – 02:38 . 11.Amerika (Traditional) – 01:43
Musicians : Jaco Pastorius – Bass . Don Alias – Congas . Dave Bargeron – Trombone, Tuba . Dan Bonsanti – Saxophone, Woodwind . Michael Brecker – Sax (Tenor) . Randy Emerick – Sax (Baritone) . Peter Erskine – Drums, Liner Notes . Kenneth Faulk – Trumpet . Russ Freeland – Trombone . Peter Gordon – French Horn . Peter Graves – Trombone (Bass) . Mike Katz – Trombone . Gary Lindsay – Saxophone, Woodwind . Bob Mintzer – Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) . Othello Molineaux – Drums (Steel) . Brett Murphey – Trumpet . Brian O’Flaherty – Trumpet . Jerry Peel – French Horn . Oscar Salas – Percussion
Production : Produced By Jaco Pastorius
Recorded On December 1, 1981 At Mr. Pip’S In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Released On September 26, 1995. By Warner Bros..
To a large degree, The Birthday Concert duplicates the set list of Invitation, the official live set that was put out while Jaco was still alive, but The Birthday Concert is superior in pretty much every way. […]
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The Birthday Concert is a magnificent live album and showcases some of Jaco’s greatest work. Jazz fans that enjoy jazz fusion will definitely enjoy this album. Although the album is worth listening to for any jazz fan. […]
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But it was not to be; a third studio record, with the same creative spark as Pastorius’ first two, was simply not in the cards, making what’s here all the more precious. […]