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Jaco Pastorius

Weather Report record ‘8:30,’ a double live album for Columbia…

Weather Report’s ‘8:30’ is a double album recorded live (except for 2 tracks) in January–February 1979, produced by Joe Zawinul & Jaco Pastorius and released the same year by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Black Market (Joe Zawinul) – 09:47 . 2.Scarlet Woman (Alphonso Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) – 08:42 . 3.Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) […]

Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album :…

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 […]

We remember Alphonse Mouzon. ‘Fusion Moves On’

This day (December 26, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Alphonse Mouzon, a jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist Tracklist : w/ Larry Coryell & The 11th House – Right On, Y’all (2013) . I Wonder Why (2012) . Jams . w/ Paul Jackson & Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (1979) . w/ Jaco […]

Asylum publish Joni Mitchell’s double album : ‘Don Juan’s…

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ is a double album released on December 13, 1977 by Asylum. Track Listing : 1.Overture / Cotton Avenue (Joni Mitchell) – 06:41 . 2.Talk To Me (Joni Mitchell) – 03:45 . 3.Jericho (Joni Mitchell) – 03:22 . 4.Paprika Plains (Joni Mitchell) – 16:21 . 5.Otis And Marlena (Joni Mitchell) […]

This week In Jazz Legends 30

Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd , Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Kenny Wheeler, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie , Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Rahsaan Roland Kirk. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 243 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in […]

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) . Some Skunk Funk (2018) . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА […]

Weather Report record ‘Live and Unreleased’ (1975)

Weather Report’s ‘Live and Unreleased’ is their third official live album recorded in November 1975, 1977 & 1978, Track Listing : 1.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter) – 08:14 . 2.Plaza Real (Wayne Shorter) – 07:04 . 3.Fast City (Josef Zawinul) – 06:49 . 4.Portrait Of Tracy (Jaco Pastoriusl) – 05:57 . 5.Elegant People (Wayne Shorter) – […]

We all wish happy birthday to Joni Mitchell. ‘Mitchell, Ma Belle’

This day (November 7, 1943), in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, is born Roberta Joan Anderson a.k.a Joni Mitchell, a Canadian musician, singer songwriter and painter.. Digest Tracklist : Big Yellow Taxi . Both Sides Now (2000) . Harry’S House (1998) . Hejira (1986) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn & Bobby Mcferrin . […]

Joni Mitchell releases her eighth album : ‘Hejira’ featuring…

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Hejira’ is an album with a title derived from the Arabic word ‘hijra’, journey, released in November 1976 by Asylum. Track Listing : 1.Coyote (Joni Mitchell) – 05:01 . 2.Amelia (Joni Mitchell) – 06:01 . 3.Furry Sings The Blues (Joni Mitchell) – 05:07 . 4.A Strange Boy (Joni Mitchell) – 04:15 . 5.Hejira […]

Columbia release Herbie Hancock’s thirtieth album : ‘Mr.…

Herbie Hancock‘s ‘Mr. Hands’ is his thirtieth album (with Jaco Pastorius on one track.) released in September 1980 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Spiraling Prism (Herbie Hancock) – 06:25 . 2.Calypso (Herbie Hancock) – 06:44 . 3.Just Around The Corner (Herbie Hancock) – 07:36 . 4.4 A.M. (Herbie Hancock) – 05:23 . 5.Shiftless Shuffle (Herbie […]

Joni Mitchell releases ‘Shadows and Light,’ a double live album…

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Shadows and Light’ is a double live album released in September 1979 and recorded with Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker and others and released in September 1980 by Asylum. Track listing : 1.Introduction (Joni Mitchell) – 01:51 . 2.In France They Kiss on Main Street (Joni Mitchell) – 04:14 . 3.Edith and […]

This week In Jazz Legends 19

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter Gordon. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 253 Posts we publish […]

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

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 […]

We remember Toots Thielemans. ‘Toots, 94, Une (dernière) Fois’

This day (August 22, 2016), in Brussels, Belgium, died Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans a.k.a Toots Thielemans, a Belgian jazz musician well known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.