the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Big Band: Reza, Live (1982)

This is audio only, but oh so good.

Jaco Pastorius and his Word of Mouth Big Band perform “Reza” live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on January 10, 1982… nearly 30 years ago now. This followed the release of his Word of Mouth album release in 1981. Jaco takes a great solo during the tune.

The line-up:

The Sextet:

  • Jaco Pastorius: Bass
  • Don Alias: Percussion
  • Peter Erskine: Drums
  • Bob Mintzer: Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
  • Randy Brecker: Trumpet
  • Othello Molineaux: Steel Drums

The Big Band:

  • Trumpets: Bobby Findley, Chuck Findley, Snooky Young, Ken Faulk
  • Trombone: Charles Loper, Peter Graves
  • Bass Trombone: Bill Reichenbach
  • Tuba, Trombone: Dave Bargeron
  • Tenor Saxophone: Gene Cipriano
  • Alto Saxophone, Piccolo: Phillip Ayling
  • Baritone Saxophone: Randy Emerick
  • French Horn: Peter Gordon, Brad Warnaar