Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album : ‘Invitation’ recorded with his Word of Mouth big band (1983)

Jaco Pastorius ‘Invitation’ is his third album recorded with his Word of Mouth big band and released in December 1983 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) – 06:57 . 2.Amerika (Traditional) – 01:09 . 3.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) – 06:49 . 4.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) – 04:28 . 5.Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius) – 04:35 . 6.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) – 05:17 . 7.Reza/Giant Steps/Reza (Reprise) (John Coltrane, Jaco Pastorius) – 10:23 . 8.Fannie Mae (Buster Brown, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson) – 02:38 . 9.Eleven (Miles Davis, Gil Evans) – 00:49


Gary Panter

Musicians : Jaco Pastorius – Bass . Don Alias – Percussion . Randy Brecker – Trumpet . Peter Erskine – Drums . Bobby Mintzer – Tenor And Soprano Saxophone . Othello Molineaux – Steel Drum . Jean Toots Thielemans – Harmonica . Elmer Brown – Trumpet . Forrest Buchtel – Trumpet . Ron Tooley – Trumpet . Jon Faddis – Trumpet On (7) . Wayne Andre – Trombone . David Bargeron – Trombone, Tuba . Peter Graves – Bass Trombone, Co-Conductor . Bill Reichenbach – Bass Trombone . Mario Cruz – Tenor And Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Alto Flute . Randy Emerick – Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet . Alex Foster – Tenor, Alto And Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Piccolo . Paul Mccandless – Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, English Horn . Peter Gordon – French Horn . Brad Warnaar – French Horn

Production : Produced By Jaco Pastorius . Jaco Pastorius . Mitch Gibson – Assistant Engineer . Brian Risner – Engineer . Yutaka Tomioka – Assistant Engineer . Yoshihisa Watanabe – Assistant Engineer . Peter Yianilos – Mixing Engineer

Arrangements : Jaco Pastorius

Package : Gary Panter asterisques RVM – Illustrations . Shigeru Uchiyama – Photography

Recorded In 1983.

Released In December 1983 By Warner Bros..

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jazz.com
Soul Intro/The Chicken opens up with the soul introduction, which borrows heavily from the Saturday Night Live sound. Jaco thumps away on this song, playing some of the most influential funk bass lines in the history of bass lines. […]

aeddan @ RateYourMusic
There’s something about the sound and style of the band that I find jarring however. It all sounds very 80s which makes some of the tracks a little embarrasing to listen to, a bit too “jazz lite”. […]

allmusic
Although Pastorius takes his share of solo space, and the sound of a big band backing a bass soloist is rather unusual, he does not excessively dominate the music. […]

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