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"!

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

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