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In Conversation with Zev Feldman – Jaco Pastorius: Truth Liberty & Soul

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About This Episode

In today’s podcast we get the lowdown on a stunning new album featuring Jaco Pastorius live in New York City.

Released on May 26th, Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live in NYC showcases a previously unreleased performance by Jaco and the New York incarnation of his Word of Mouth Big Band. The original recording engineer, Paul Blakemore, was onboard to revisit the original 24-track tape reels, having first captured the gig on June 27th 1982 for a NPR Jazz Alive! radio broadcast, but this is the first time that the entire concert has been made available. Including over 40 minutes of material not aired on the original broadcast, the release also features a massive 100-page book with interviews from the likes of John Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and Randy Brecker.

In this episode you're going to learn:

  • How the project first came together.
  • All about the original broadcast on National Public Radio.
  • How those 24-track tapes were restored by Paul Blakemore.
  • Why the concert came at such a pivotal point in Jaco’s career.
  • And much, much more…

Listen to the Word of Mouth Big Band in Action:

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