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The Word Is Out!


Download links and information about The Word Is Out! by Jaco Pastorius Big Band. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:07:16 minutes.

Artist: Jaco Pastorius Big Band
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:07:16
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No. Title Length
1. Dania (featuring Peter Erskine, Gerald Veasley, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker) 6:04
2. Las Olas (featuring Israel) 4:36
3. Sirabhorn (featuring Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Mark Egan) 6:48
4. Beaver Patrol (featuring Victor Wooten, Hiram Bullock, Billy Ross) 5:21
5. Cannonball (featuring Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Ed Calle, Billy Ross, Mike Levine) 9:32
6. Kuru / Speak Like a Child (featuring Jimmy Haslip, Robert Thomas, Mike Levine, JR, Jason Carder) 8:03
7. Three Views of a Secret (featuring Ed Calle, Oteil Burbridge, Jason Carder) 7:28
8. Blackbir / Word of Mouth (featuring Richard Bona, Peter Erskine, Robert Thomas, Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval, JR) 6:05
9. Good Morning Anya (featuring Richard Bona, Peter Erskine, Ed Calle, Paul Solger, Michelle Amato, Othello Molineaux) 5:08
10. River People (featuring Robert Thomas, Hiram Bullock, Randy Brecker, Will Lee, JR, Randy Bernsen) 4:12
11. Reza (featuring Robert Thomas, Jaco Pastorius, JR) 3:59



Jazz fusion bass freaks and fans of the late great Weather Report innovator first got the message that his richly textured compositions were ripe for spirited big-band arrangements on 2003's critically acclaimed Word of Mouth, whose all-star band was led by Peter Graves (whose orchestra Pastorius launched his career with) and included sharp melodic and rhythmic contributions by bassmen who have proudly carried on the tradition — Victor Wooten, Gerald Veasley, Richard Bona, Victor Bailey, Marcus Miller, and Jimmy Haslip. On the funky, energetic, yet frequently poignant follow-up — which reminds listeners even more of the bass legend's genius for composition — these monsters return, complemented by band newcomers like Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Jr., Mark Egan, Oteil Burbridge, and Will Lee. What's exciting is that even though the set is joyfully plastered with grand solos by these rhythm masters as well as Randy Brecker, Hiram Bullock, Ed Calle, Bob Mintzer, Arturo Sandoval, Peter Erskine, and Mike Stern, everyone's truly dedicated to making this a buoyant team effort. So while Mintzer and Brecker blaze amidst the madness on "Dania," there's an eager sense of anticipation waiting for the sizzle of the whole ensemble to re-emerge. That same vibe extends to the midtempo cool yet simmering Latin arrangement of "Las Olas," which was arranged by Randy Bernsen and features a lush harmonica solo by Toots Thielemans. Pastorius' own compositions dominate, but classics from his famous collaborators Pat Metheny ("Sirabhorn") and Joe Zawinul (the low-key, soulful, and whimsical "Cannonball") are equally engaging. Another extra-Jaco treat is a speedy reading of the Beatles' "Blackbird," featuring a percussive soprano melody line by Calle over a subtle Bona-Erskine groove. Jaco Pastorius fans will flip with ecstasy, but even lovers of less progressive contemporary jazz will enjoy it for its spirit and lyrical melodies.