Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jaco Pastorius Live and Outrageous|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
A flamboyant performer, brilliant musician, and one of the founders of jazz fusion, Jaco Pastorius was the most innovative electric bass player of all time, creating a fluid sound on the fretless bass that leapt out of the... more »
J. Gunsett | Ohio | 02/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is the EXACT SAME DVD that has also been sold as the Montreal Jazz Festival performance from 1982. It's a decent performance, and a must have for Jaco addicts like myself. I didn't realize that it was the exact same concert though, just with a different name, so now I have to screw around with sending it back for a refund."
Maybe the last we see of the bass god.
B. Bernardini | San Antonio, Texas United States | 02/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was very happy to see possibly new "footage" of Jaco. But I was sad
to see that there was no life in Jaco. His first song "The Chicken" cooks with the major stars Brecker,Mintzer,Don Alias,Molineaux (on steel drum). But Jaco is somewhat lifeless,his sound is there and his fingers are moving, but no soul.Even on track 3 (Jaco's bass solo) we see him fighting for some type of groove . For all you Jaco fans,its a must to get this for your collection. But I have seen better footage on You Tube.Even the packaging is bad, when you open it up it shows the picture inverted making Jaco a "left handed" bass player,TERRIBLE! This happened to both inside pictures. My God give a little respect. The whole content of the DVD concert is strange. Jaco disappears several times on the 4th track (Mr.Fonebone) and Donna Lee. Well,anyway get it for your
collection. His death follows shortly after this concert. Dont look
too close ,but on the first song Jaco has his face painted.........."
The Greatest Electric Bass Player To Ever Live
Steven J. Branham | Douglassville,Pa. | 02/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That was Jaco's rally cry. And to me and many other loyal fans he was then and continues to be even now over 20 years after his death.So to catch him live on this dvd with his Word of Mouth Band is a treat, especially for those who have never seen him live.As far as the band's performance on this date, I would give this a 4 and a half. I've seen Jaco more inspired,like on the Weather Report from Rockpalast or Joni's Shadows and Light dvds. But it is still a great performance. The rest of the band is on top of their game also. I'd give the audio a 4, the volume fades up and down a bit. And I would give the video a 3 and a half. Too many head shots and awkward angles.Song selection is excellant,Mr Fonebone is my fave. His best effort ever,no. But definitely worth buying."
Alas, Poor Jaco...
Richard H. Atkinson | Santa Fe, NM United States | 04/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There is always so much hope involved in finding "new" material by the self-proclaimed (and rightly so) "World's Greatest Bass Player." And, as Jaco-philes already know, much depends upon when the material was captured along the road to Jaco's tragic disintegration.
This DVD from 1982 - the year of The Word Of Mouth Band - displays a boiled-down quintet version of that exciting big band and a boiled-down version of Jaco as well. Audio and video quality, as well as solo performances by Randy Brecker and Bob Mintzer (who resmbles far too much a poor man's version of Michael Brecker), are all adequate. The tunes are a mixed bag with a little too much from the R&B side of Jaco's personality. Did I really have to watch him sing "Fannie Mae?"
The high points are the two stick men, drummer Don Alias, who always cooks, and steel pan virtuoso Othello Molineaux, who is the only reason I'll watch this concert more than once. The low points, unfortunately, are Jaco's solos. He seems unable to capture the grooves in his solos that underscore his ensemble work. Ideas come haultingly and are randomly strung together. Even his blank facial expression (regardless of the war paint) is a scary precursor of the downward spiral he had evidently already begun. Alas..."