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Word Of Mouth

Jaco Pastorius Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (8 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B00005V53J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,071 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Crisis 5:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Three Views Of A Secret (Live Version) 6:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Liberty City (Extended Version)11:58Album Only
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Listen  5. Blackbird 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Word Of Mouth 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. John And Mary10:53Album Only

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Recorded in 1981 at the height of the bassist's career, six years before his untimely death, Word of Mouth showcases Pastorius's compositional skills, as well as featuring a star-studded big band including Jean "Toots" Thielemans, Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, Don Alias and Jack DeJohnette.

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CD Warner Bros Masters

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaco's finest moment 15 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I feel a bit privileged to be the first to do a review of this great album on the UK site. It starts with an ear-ache inducing "Crisis". Apparently, all the musicians played separately over a recording of Jaco's bass line without ever hearing what the other musicians had laid down on tape, hence its chaotic structure. The record executives thought it would be suicide to start with this track, but it does help to make the second track act like a soothing balm. It's the magical "Three Views of a Secret", regarded by many as Jaco's finest ever composition and it originally appeared on Weather Reports "Night Passage". The third track, "Liberty City" is another big-band number and is quite long and varied in style. The next three tracks are a triptych of experimental bass playing, with a clever solo on the "Blackbird" cover and a rather aggressive style displayed during "Word of Mouth". The finale "John and Mary" is absolutely sublime. The musicianship displayed throughout this album is of the highest order, not just from Jaco but from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jack de Johnette, Don Alias, Michael Brecker, Toots Thielemans...the list goes on and on. What's more, they are all give the space and freedom to fully express themselves. Although his debut album is extremely good, I think this album is even better. If you only get one Jaco album, get this one. It proves that, in his own words, he was indeed the "best bass player in the world".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first album 26 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This was Jaco's follow-up to his debut album "Jaco Pastorius" and it came after his 4 years in Weather Report. He used a similar band to his first solo album which included Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Othello Molineaux and several old friends from his early bands. The best moments are "Liberty City" - which is a big brass arrangement that you can't listen to without feeling good, "3 Views of a Secret" - A different take on the Weather Report version (I think it sounds better this way personally), and "Crisis" - Which consists of a repeated bass riff and loads of manic solo's from other band members over the top. Despite being bowled over by the master of electric bass's talent, there is a slight glint of 'maybe he had seen his best days by the end of the '70's' and bearing in mind he was dead 6 years later, it is a shame.. It's worth a listen though and I still give it 4 stars simply because it's Jaco and you don't argue with that!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 17 April 2009
By Gallen
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply the bench mark in jazz fusion experimental bass music from the last 40 years. Jaco's finest hour. RIP Jaco
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome talent 29 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
If only every cd I bought was this good- full of layers, colours, richness, beauty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the man 13 Nov 2013
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Jaco was the man and still is for many people including me.New people in the same place include Tal wots her name the Ozzy bird playing with great verve in jaco style.
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