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20 years gone and still a brilliant star,
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Ok, the live Twins 2cd set and the Birthday party Cd are the REAL deal, but Peter Graves, Jaco's Gil Evans, has done a great job reforming the Big Band along with its star names like Pete Erskine, Bob Mintzer and the Brecker Brothers. This quite rightly concentrates on Jaco's compositional skills, and as the one track wth him on bass (reza) shows he is irreplaceable, although Victor Wooton does the best job in the bass role recreating those famous bouncy grooves.
Four Stars then as the original live cd's above are unsurpassable, but great to hear some of the more obscure Jaco compositions done in his big band style, which suits the songs far better than some of his solo album versions.