Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Big Band: Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival (July 10, 1983)

The folks at the Jaco Pastorius Archive sent us this clip of Jaco Pastorius and his Word of Mouth Big Band performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival on July 10, 1983.

“Here’s a rare & fantastic Jaco Pastorius show from 40 years ago. It’s been digitally remastered and sounds so good you could mistake it for a live album,” they shared. “It’s safe to say this is one of the best-sounding Jaco Pastorius bootlegs ever. Not only is the recording clear and distinct, but it’s also very dynamic.”

This lineup included Mike Stern, Delmar Brown, Alex Foster, Ron Tooley, Charles “Don” Alias, Kenwood Dennard, and Peter Gordon. See the track list below the video.

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Track list:

  • 00:00 – Introduction by the master of ceremonies
  • 00:05 – Dania
  • 13:05 – Soul Intro / The Chicken
  • 21:05 – Slang
  • 28:06 – Don’s Solo
  • 32:15 – OkonkolĂ© y Trompa (feat. Peter Gordon)
  • 38:07 – New Reggae (feat. Peter Gordon)
  • 49:17 – Amerika
  • 50:29 – Fannie Mae
  • 55:39 – Band introduction by the master of ceremonies

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