Previously unreleased live album by electric bass genius Jaco Pastorius and the
Word of Mouth Big Band featuring special guest, harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans
Recorded at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC on June 27, 1982, as part of George Wein’s Kool Jazz Festival
First official release authorized by the Jaco Pastorius Estate, Warner Music Group and NPR Music of the entire concert from start to finish, including over 40 minutes of material
not aired on the original NPR Jazz Alive! broadcast
Includes a massive 100-Page book full of rare photos and essays by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, producer Zev Feldman, Jaco Pastorius authority Bill Milkowski, original recording engineer Paul Blakemore; plus interviews with Jaco’s son John Pastorius, musicians Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and more.
Deluxe limited edition 3-LP boxed set available for Record Store Day on April 22, 2017, & deluxe 2-CD set and digital editions available May 26, 2017.
1. Invitation (13:04)
2. Soul Intro/The Chicken (9:10)
3. Donna Lee (13:18)
4. Three Views to a Secret (6:38)
5. Liberty City (10:10)
6. Sophisticated Lady (7:43)
7. Bluesette (5:31)
1. I Shot the Sheriff (6:55)
2. Okonkolé y Trompa (15:07)
3. Reza/Giant Steps (Medley) (10:19)
4. Mr. Fonebone (10:37)
5. Bass and Drum Improvisation (14:05)
6. Twins (2:53)
7. Fannie Mae (5:55)
Zev Feldman is the jazz ethnomusicologist. His innate discovery sense is equal to Alan Lomax in folk music circles and Chris Strachwitz with the blues idiom. Zev is a consummate journeyman who secures unreleased jazz treasures for Resonance Records. His jazz subject matter authority role is validated by the Stereophile November 2016 article, “Finding Neverland, Zev Feldman Becomes the Most Famous Sleuth in Jazz”.
Resonance Records raised my collector consciousness by bringing us, John Coltrane’s “Offering: Live At Temple University” and Larry Young’s “In Paris: The ORTF Recordings”, in addition to other jazz classics on the label. (Gain further insight via the Resonance sampler, “Various Artists – Jazz Haunts & Magic Vaults: The New Lost Classics of Resonance Records, Volume 1” on Spotify or Apple Music).
Record Store Day 2017
Looking ahead to next Spring’s 2017 Record Store Day (RSD), Zev and Resonance will be issuing a Jaco Pastorius set of previously unreleased big-band recordings made in 1982.
Zev Feldman shared an exciting update on Facebook recently about the future Jaco recording.
On Friday I had the pleasure of interviewing Metallica’s famed bassist extraordinaire, Robert Trujillo. Robert’s been gracious to write liner notes for an upcoming Resonance Jaco Pastorius album I’m producing coming (just in time for the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day, next April 15, 2017). More to come but I’ll disclose we have an epic two-hour recording made of Jaco Pastorius in glorious 24-track audio from 1982. This will be an official release with the Pastorius family. Mr. Trujillo shared with us his personal connection to this iconic artist and he didn’t hold back. We’ll be creating a new video featuring Robert which will celebrate the new album. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to go to Netflix now and watch Trujillo’s documentary “Jaco.” It’s a great film and it’s an honor to work with this passionate, good guy. Stay tuned. More to come. Thanks to my colleagues Zak Shelby-Szysko and Fran Gala for all of their help. Extra special thanks to Michael Kurtz for introducing us.
I own Jaco, The World’s Greatest Bass Player the documentary that Zev mentions above. It is gripping and soulful in scope. My record collection features several Jaco RSD exclusives. I love the steps Zev Feldman is taking to cultivate a well-documented Jaco vinyl package for next years RSD release.
I am thankful for the attention to detail Zev Feldman exercises for jazz music lovers. He’s never stopped being a jazz music fan and his personal sacrifice is our delight. I see another Grammy Award Jazz Reissue in the future for you and Resonance Records Zev!
Producer Zev Feldmannotes, “Its particularly exciting because none of this music has ever been heard before except on its initial broadcast in France five decades ago. I think thats something to celebrate and a call for us all as we often do with the archival recordings we at Resonance Records uncover to revisit and discuss this legendary artists legacy.”
Major Release Highlights
First release of all previously unreleased Larry Young recordings in nearly 40 years.
Featuring the iconic jazz organist Larry Young with Woody Shaw (trumpet), Nathan Davis (saxophone), Billy Brooks (drums) & others.
Endorsed by the estate of Larry Young.
Extensive liner notes with essays and interviews by John McLaughlin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Medeski, Bill Laswell, Nathan Davis, Andre Francis, producer Zev Feldman, Larry Young III & Woody Shaw III.
Includes rare and previously unreleased photos from the Francis Wolff, Jean-Pierre Leloir and INA archives.
Tracks include an over 20-minute version of Zoltan, Beyond All Limits from the classicUnity album, as well as other mid-1960s songs including Talkin About J.C. and Luny Tune.
Larry Young’s son, Larry Young III, writes in his essay included in the album book, “In the decades since his death, more and more people have discovered the magnitude of his contribution to all of the genres of music in which he was a creative and trailblazing force. My father truly lit a fire, which is still burning, although he has been gone for almost four decades. His music is still relevant and fresh.”