Create account Log in

The Birthday Concert (Live Version)


Download links and information about The Birthday Concert (Live Version) by Jaco Pastorius. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:09:37 minutes.

Artist: Jaco Pastorius
Release date: 1981
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:09:37
Buy on iTunes $9.99


No. Title Length
1. Soul Intro - The Chicken (featuring Jaco Pastorius Big Band) 8:01
2. Continuum 2:34
3. Invitation 17:42
4. Three Views of a Secret 6:09
5. Liberty City (featuring Herbie Hancock) 8:12
6. Punk Jazz 4:35
7. Happy Birthday 1:48
8. Reza 10:36
9. Domingo 5:39
10. Band Intros 2:38
11. Amerika (featuring Jaco Pastorius Big Band) 1:43



On an irregular basis in the early '80s, the innovative electric bassist Jaco Pastorius led a big band that he called Word of Mouth. This excellent CD documents Pastorius' 30th birthday party, a concert at which he was joined by the Peter Graves Orchestra (consisting of 14 horns, two steel drums, and two percussionists) plus drummer Peter Erskine, Don Alias on conga, and both Michael Brecker and Bob Mintzer on tenors. Brecker co-stars with Pastorius on a strong program that is highlighted by "The Chicken," a burning rendition of "Invitation," and "Liberty City." The music is full of spirit and joy, featuring Pastorius at the peak of his powers just before his tragic decline.