News-New Jaco Pastorius compilation

Jaco PastoriusNew Jaco Pastorius compilation

Collection of previously released recordings (and more!) now available

By Mindy Rochwerg
November 3, 2014

A selection of legendary bassist, Jaco Pastorius’s recordings from his post-Weather Report years has been recently released as Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years. The majority of the 22 tracks on the 2-disc collection are from his albums The Birthday Concert, Word of Mouth and Invitation.

Only three of the tracks are not from those albums. One is a live recording of “Donna Lee,” which, in the opinion of John Garratt writing for, “is interesting but not as refined as the version heard on Pastorius’s self-titled 1976 record.” The other two tracks are from albums on which Pastorius was a guest musician. “Nativity” comes from percussionist Airto Moreira’s 1977 Warner release I’m Fine, How Are You? and “Mood Swings” is taken from guitarist Mike Stern’s 1986 album Upside Down.

Garratt points out that both The Birthday Concert and Invitation were live recordings, so that Anthology has a minority of studio recordings.

Track Listings

Disc 1

1. Crisis
2. Blackbird
3. Chromatic Fantasy
4. Word of Mouth
5. Three Views of A Secret
6. John and Mary
7. Continuum
8. Liberty City
9. Soul Intro/The Chicken
11.Happy Birthday

Disc 2

1. Punk Jazz
2. Amerika
3. Invitation
4. Domingo
5. Sophisticated Lady
6. Fannie Mae
7. Eleven
8. Okonkole Y Trompa
9. Nativity (Airto Moreira)
10.Mood Swings (Mike Stern)
11.Donna Lee (previously unreleased)

Label: Warner Bros.
Release Date: October 13, 2014

The following must-have Jaco products are available below!

Jaco Pastorius Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jaco Pastorius Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years
Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius (debut album)
Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius, "Word of Mouth"
Jaco Pastorius, Invitation

Jaco Pastorius, "Invitation"
Jaco Pastorius, The Birthday Concert

Jaco Pastorius, "The Birthday Concert"
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