'Invitation' is a highly enjoyable and reasonably well recorded live album of quality biggish band jazz/funk music from 1983. Jaco is of course amazing throughout, his bass lines inventive, singing and always fizzing with energy make for exciting listening.However, he allows his fellow co-stars a plenty of opportunity to shine.Not surprising when you consider the line up includes such luminaries as Don Alias ,Peter Erskine,John Faddis, Randy Brecker and 'Toots' Thielemans. Jaco also confirms his reputation as a master arranger and composer with tracks like the lovely 'Soul Intro' and the extended intricate workout that is 'Reza'. Top tracks? 'Invitation' and 'Amerika'.All you need to know about this set is demonstrated in these stunning performances.'Invitation' is a great album, but for new fans the first album 'Jaco Pastorius' might be the place to start. Even so, recommended.
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