Jaco Pastorius Catalog

1975 (age 24)

Jaco Pastorius  (Epic PE 33949)

Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Don Alias, congas.
Camp Colomby Studio, New City, NY & Columbia Studio C & B, NYC, October, 1975
Donna Lee
Randy Brecker, Ron Tooley, trumpet; Peter Graves, bass trombone; David Sanborn, alto sax; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Howard Johnson, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, Clavinet, electric piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, brass arranger; Narada Michael Walden, drums; Don Alias, congas; Sam And Dave, vocal group.
Come On, Come Over
Alex Darqui, Herbie Hancock, electric piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Lenny White, drums; Don Alias, congas.
Continuum
Harry Cykman, Paul Gershman, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Nadien, violin; Julian Barber, Selwart Clarke, Manny Vardi, viola; Beverly Lauridsen, Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, cello; Herbie Hancock, piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, string arranger; Bobby Economou, drums; Don Alias, congas, bongos; Michael Gibbs, string conductor, string arranger.
Kuru / Speak Like A Child
Jaco Pastorius, electric bass.
Portrait Of Tracy
Wayne Shorter, soprano sax; Herbie Hancock, electric piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Lenny White, drums; Othello Molineaux, Leroy Williams, steel drums; Don Alias, percussion.
Opus Pocus
Peter Gordon, French horn; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Don Alias, okonkoko iya, congas, afuche.
Okonkole Y Trompa
Hubert Laws, piccolo, flute; Herbie Hancock, piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Lenny White, drums; Don Alias, congas.
(Used To Be A) Cha-Cha
Arnold Black, Harry Cykman, Paul Gershman, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Max Pollikoff, Matthew Raimondi, violin; Julian Barber, Al Brown, Selwart Clarke, Manny Vardi, viola; Beverly Lauridsen, Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Alan Shulman, cello; Bruce Bransby, Homer Mensch, contrabass; Herbie Hancock, piano; Michael Gibbs, string conductor, string arranger; Jaco Pastorius, string arranger.
Forgotten Love
** also issued on Epic (Eu) EPC 81453; Epic/Legacy EK 33949, EK 64977.

Jaco Pastorius  (Epic/Legacy EK 64977)

Hubert Laws, piccolo, flute; Herbie Hancock, piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Lenny White, drums; Don Alias, congas.
Camp Colomby Studio, New City, NY & Columbia Studio C & B, NYC, October, 1975
(Used To Be A) Cha-Cha (alternate take)
Herbie Hancock, electric piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Lenny White, drums; Don Alias, congas.
6/4 Jam
** reissue of Epic PE 33949 + 2 bonus tracks.

1980

Jaco Pastorius - Word Of Mouth  (Warner Bros. BSK 3535)

Hubert Laws, flute; Michael Brecker, Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Jack DeJohnette, Peter Erskine, drums; Don Alias, Bobby Thomas Jr., percussion.
Artisan Mobile Recorders, Fort Lauderdale, FL, A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Crimson Sound, Los Angeles, CA, Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, The Power Station, NYC, Studio Katy, Bruxelles, Belgium & Triiad, Fort Lauderdale, FL, August, 1980
Crisis
Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, keyboards, synthesizer; Jack DeJohnette, drums; with unidentified brass, woodwinds and voice.
Three Views Of A Secret
Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Herbie Hancock, piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, synthesizer; Peter Erskine, drums; Othello Molineaux, Leroy Williams, steel drums; Bobby Thomas Jr., percussion; with unidentified brass.
Liberty City
Hubert Laws, soprano, alto flute; Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Peter Erskine, drums; Don Alias, percussion; with unidentified brass.
Chromatic Fantasy
Blackbird
Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Peter Erskine, drums; Don Alias, percussion.
Word Of Mouth
Wayne Shorter, soprano sax; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, keyboards, vocals; Peter Erskine, drums; Othello Molineaux, Leroy Williams, steel drums; Bobby Thomas Jr., percussion; John Pastorius, Mary Pastorius, vocals; with unidentified brass, woodwinds, strings and vocal chorus.
John And Mary
** also issued on Warner Bros. 3535-2.

Jaco Pastorius - Holiday For Pans  (Sound Hills (J) SSCD-8001)

unknown, trumpet #8; Peter Graves, trombone; Wayne Shorter, soprano, tenor sax #2,3; Toots Thielemans, harmonica #7; Craig Thayler, violin; Michael Gerber, piano #7; Ted Lewand, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, bass pans, percussion, keyboards, voice; Kenwood Dennard, drums; Bobby Economou, drums, percussion; Othello Molineaux, Leroy Williams, steel drums; Don Alias, percussion; with unidentified brass, L.A. Philharmonic Strings, Michael Gibbs, conductor.
The Power Station, NYC, KCC Studio, NYC & Jingle Studio, NYC, 1980-1982
1.Mysterious Mountain
2.Elegant People
3.Good Morning Annya
4.She's Leaving Home
5.Holiday For Pans
6.Giant Steps
7.City Of Angels
8.Birth Of Island

1981 (age 30)

Jaco Pastorius - The Birthday Concert  (Warner Bros. 9 45290-2)

Ken Faulk, Brett Murphy, Melton Mustafa, Brian O'Flaherty, trumpet; Russ Freeland, Mike Katz, trombone; Dave Bargeron, trombone, tuba; Peter Graves, bass trombone; Peter Gordon, Jerry Peel or Steve Roistein, French horn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Bob Mintzer, tenor sax, bass clarinet, soprano sax; Randy Emerick, baritone sax; Dan Bonsanti, Neal Bonsanti, Gary Lindsay, sax, woodwinds; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Peter Erskine, drums; Don Alias, Bobby Thomas Jr., congas; Paul Hornmuller, Othello Molineaux, steel drums; Oscar Salas, percussion.
"Mr. Pip's", Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 1, 1981
Soul Intro / The Chicken
Continuum
Invitation
Three Views Of A Secret
Liberty City
Punk Jazz
Happy Birthday
Reza
Domingo
Band Intros
Amerika

1982

Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live In NYC - The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording  (Resonance Records HCD-2027)

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Bob Mintzer, tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet; Jaco Pastorius, bass, vocals; Peter Erskine, drums; Othello Molineaux, steel drums; Don Alias, percussion; saxophones: Bob Stein, alto sax; Lou Marini, Frank Wess, tenor sax; Randy Emerick, Howard Johnson, baritone sax; trumpets: Jon Faddis, Kenny Faulk, Alan Rubin, Lew Soloff, Ron Tooley, trumpet; trombones: Wayne Andre, Jim Pugh, David Taylor, trombone; French horns: John Clark, Peter Gordon, French horn; tuba: David Bargeron, tuba; special guest: Toots Thielemans, harmonica.
George Wein's Kool Jazz Festival, "Avery Fisher Hall", NYC, June 27, 1982
Invitation
Soul Intro / The Chicken
Donna Lee
Three Views Of A Secret
Liberty City
Sophisticated Lady
Bluesette
same session.
I Shot The Sheriff
Okonkole Y Trompa
Reza / Giant Steps (Medley)
Mr. Fonebone
Bass And Drum Improvisation
Twins
Fannie Mae
** reissue of Resonance Records HLP-9027.

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Live At Budokan '82 - Donna Lee  (Altus/NHK CD (J) ALT 10001)

Randy Brecker, Elmer Brown, Forrest Buchtel, Jon Faddis, Ron Tooley, trumpet; Wayne Andre, Peter Graves, Bill Reichenbach, trombone; David Bergeron, trombone, tuba; Peter Gordon, Brad Warnaar, French horn; Mario Cruz, soprano, tenor sax, clarinet; Paul McCandless, tenor sax, oboe, English horn; Bob Mintzer, tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, arranger; Alex Foster, tenor, soprano, alto sax, clarinet, piccolo; Randy Emerick, baritone sax, clarinet, alto flute; Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, vocals, arranger; Peter Erskine, drums, timpani, gong; Don Alias, congas, percussion; Othello Molineaux, steel drums.
"Aurex Jazz Festival '82", "Nippon Budokan", Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 1982
Soul Intro / The Chicken
Donna Lee
Sophisticated Lady
Liberty City
Elegant People
Reza / Word Of Mouth / Giant Steps / Reza

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Aurex Jazz Festival '82 - Twins I  (Warner Bros. (J) P-11317)

Randy Brecker, Elmer Brown, Forrest Buchtel, Jon Faddis, Ron Tooley, trumpet; Wayne Andre, Peter Graves, Bill Reichenbach, trombone; David Bergeron, trombone, tuba; Peter Gordon, Brad Warnaar, French horn; Mario Cruz, soprano, tenor sax, clarinet; Paul McCandless, tenor sax, oboe, English horn; Bob Mintzer, tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, arranger; Alex Foster, tenor, soprano, alto sax, clarinet, piccolo; Randy Emerick, baritone sax, clarinet, alto flute; Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, vocals, arranger; Peter Erskine, drums, timpani, gong; Don Alias, congas, percussion; Othello Molineaux, steel drums.: same session.
"Aurex Jazz Festival '82", "Nippon Budokan", Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 1982
Invitation
same personnel.
"Aurex Jazz Festival '82", "Osaka Festival Hall", Osaka, Japan & "Yokohama Stadium", Yokohama, Japan, September 4 & 5, 1982
Soul Intro / The Chicken
Continuum
Liberty City
Three Views Of A Secret
Sophisticated Lady
** part of Warner Bros. (J) WPCR-10609.

Jaco Pastorius - Invitation  (Warner Bros. 23876-1)

Randy Brecker, Elmer Brown, Forrest Buchtel, Jon Faddis, Ron Tooley, trumpet; Wayne Andre, Peter Graves, Bill Reichenbach, trombone; David Bergeron, trombone, tuba; Peter Gordon, Brad Warnaar, French horn; Mario Cruz, soprano, tenor sax, clarinet; Paul McCandless, tenor sax, oboe, English horn; Bob Mintzer, tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, arranger; Alex Foster, tenor, soprano, alto sax, clarinet, piccolo; Randy Emerick, baritone sax, clarinet, alto flute; Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, vocals, arranger; Peter Erskine, drums, timpani, gong; Don Alias, congas, percussion; Othello Molineaux, steel drums.: same personnel.
"Aurex Jazz Festival '82", "Nippon Budokan", Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 1982
Invitation (edited version)
same personnel.
"Aurex Jazz Festival '82", "Osaka Festival Hall", Osaka, Japan & "Yokohama Stadium", Yokohama, Japan, September 4 & 5, 1982
Soul Intro / The Chicken (edited version)
Continuum (edited version)
Liberty City (edited version)
Sophisticated Lady (edited version)
same session.
Amerika (edited version)
Reza / Giant Steps / Reza (reprise) (edited version)
Fannie Mae (edited version)
Eleven (edited version)
** also issued on Jazz Door (G) JD 1296 entitled "The Word Of Mouth Big Band '82".

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Aurex Jazz Festival '82 - Twins II  (Warner Bros. (J) P-11318)

Randy Brecker, Elmer Brown, Forrest Buchtel, Jon Faddis, Ron Tooley, trumpet; Wayne Andre, Peter Graves, Bill Reichenbach, trombone; David Bergeron, trombone, tuba; Peter Gordon, Brad Warnaar, French horn; Mario Cruz, soprano, tenor sax, clarinet; Paul McCandless, tenor sax, oboe, English horn; Bob Mintzer, tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, arranger; Alex Foster, tenor, soprano, alto sax, clarinet, piccolo; Randy Emerick, baritone sax, clarinet, alto flute; Toots Thielemans, harmonica; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, vocals, arranger; Peter Erskine, drums, timpani, gong; Don Alias, congas, percussion; Othello Molineaux, steel drums.: same session.
"Aurex Jazz Festival '82", "Osaka Festival Hall", Osaka, Japan & "Yokohama Stadium", Yokohama, Japan, September 4 & 5, 1982
Amerika
Okonkole Y Trompa
Reza / Giant Steps / Reza (reprise)
Elegant People
Twins
Fannie Mae (as Pac-Man Blues)
Eleven
** part of Warner Bros. (J) WPCR-10609.

1984

Jaco Pastorius And Rashid Ali - Blackbird  (Timeless (J) ALCR-123)

Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; possibly Bunny Brunel, electric bass #6,7; Rashied Ali, drums.
live in Guadeloupe, West Indies, France, December 19, 1984
1.Broadway Blues
2.Slang
3.Purple Haze
4.Fannie Mae
5.Blackbird
6.Donna Lee
7.Continuum
8.Naima

1985

Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 1 - Punk Jazz  (Big World Music BW 1001)

Jerry Gonzalez, trumpet, congas; Alex Foster, Butch Thomas, sax; Michael Gerber, piano; Delmar Brown, synthesizer; Hiram Bullock, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, keyboards; Kenwood Dennard, drums.
live in NYC, circa November, 1985
Donna Lee
Dania
Teen Town
The Chicken
Invitation
N.Y.C. Groove No. 1
Punk Jazz
Liberty City

Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 2 - Trio  (Big World Music BW 1002)

Hiram Bullock, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, keyboards; Kenwood Dennard, drums, keyboards.
live in NYC, circa November, 1985
Wipe Out
Straight Life
I Shot The Sheriff
Teen Town
Dear Prudence
Ode To Billie Joe
Continuum
Son Of Creeper
Cissy Strut
Three Views Of A Secret

Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 3 - Promise Land  (Big World Music BW 1003)

Jerry Gonzalez, trumpet, congas; Alex Foster, Butch Thomas, sax; Michael Gerber, piano, vocals; Delmar Brown, synthesizer, vocals; Hiram Bullock, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, vocals; Kenwood Dennard, drums.
live in NYC, circa November, 1985
Bass And Percussion Intro
Continuum
N.Y.C. Groove No. 2
Teen Town
Alfie
Why I Sing The Blues
Promise Land
If You Could See Me Now
Naima (mistitled as Niema)

Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 4 - Trio 2  (Big World Music BW 1004)

Hiram Bullock, electric guitar, keyboards, vocals; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, vocals; Kenwood Dennard, Steve Ferrone, Victor Lewis, drums.
live in NYC, circa November, 1985
Fannie Mae
Dolphin Dance
Teen Town
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Freedom Jazz Dance
Late Night Talk With You
Equinox
Medley: Changes / Purple Haze / Simple Song

Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 5 - Raca  (Big World Music BW 1005)

Steve Sagle, sax; Mike Stern, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums.
live in NYC, circa November, 1985
Blackbird
Continuum
Mood Swings
After You
Sly Shuffle
Raca
Teen Town
Three Women
Good Morning

Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 6 - Punk Jazz 2  (Big World Music BW 1006)

Jerry Gonzalez, trumpet; Hiram Bullock, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass.
live in NYC, circa November, 1985
Amerika
Beaver Patrol
If You Could See Me Now
Dania
Dolphin Dance
Fannie Mae
Teen Town

Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius Live In New York City, Vol. 7 - History  (Big World Music BW 1007)

Hiram Bullock, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Victor Lewis, drums.
live in NYC, circa November, 1985
Bass Solo / Amerika
Continuum
Straight Life
Teen Town
Dolphin Dance
Agaya
History
Three Views Of A Secret

1986

Jaco Pastorius, Kenwood Dennard, Hiram Bullock - PDB  (DIW (J) DIW-8027)

Hiram Bullock, electric guitar, keyboards; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, keyboards; Kenwood Dennard, drums.
"Jonathan Swift's", Cambridge, MA, February 1, 1986
Invitation
Three Views Of A Secret
Son Of Creeper
Ode To Billie Joe (mistitled as Ode To Billy Joe)
Continuum (mistitled as Contnuum)
Dolphin Dance
** also issued on DIW (J) DIW-827.

Jaco Pastorius - Heavy'n Jazz  (Jazzpoint (G) CD jp 1036)

Bireli Lagrene, guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Thomas Borocz, drums.
live in Brescia, Italy, March 5, 1986
Honestly
Bireli Lagrene, guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Serge Bringolf, drums.
Melody Tonstudio, Stuttgart, West Germany, March, 1986
Jaco Reggae
same personnel.
live in Rimini, Italy, December, 1986
Broadway Blues
Bluma / Smoke On The Water
The Medley: Purple Haze / The Third Stone From The Sun / Teen Town
Star Spangled Banner
Reza
Invitation
** part of Jazzpoint (G) DCD jp 1058.

Jaco Pastorius - Live In Italy  (Jazzpoint (G) CD jp 1031)

Bireli Lagrene, guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Thomas Borocz, drums.
"Teatro Turismo", Riccione, Italy, March 6, 1986
Improvisation No. 1
Teen Town
I Shot The Sheriff
Fannie Mae
same personnel.
"Tenda Partenopeo", Naples, Italy, March 7, 1986
Satin Doll
same personnel.
live at Napoli, Riccione, Rome and Venice, March, 1986
Continuum
Black Market
** part of Jazzpoint (G) DCD jp 1059.

Jaco Pastorius - Honestly  (Jazzpoint (G) CD jp 1032)

Bireli Lagrene, guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Thomas Borocz, drums.: same personnel.
"Teatro Turismo", Riccione, Italy, March 6, 1986
Part 2
Part 9
same personnel.
"Tenda Partenopeo", Naples, Italy, March 7, 1986
Part 1
same personnel.
live in Rome, Italy, March 8, 1986
Part 6
Part 7
same personnel.
live in Milan, Italy, March 9, 1986
Part 4
Part 8
same personnel.
"San Marco Theatre", Mestre, Italy, March 10, 1986
Part 3
Part 5
same personnel.
live in Italy, March, 1986
Part 10
** part of Jazzpoint (G) DCD jp 1059.

Jaco Pastorius - Broadway Blues And Teresa  (Jazzpoint (G) DCD jp 1053)

Bireli Lagrene, guitar; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, keyboards, vocals; Peter Lubke, drums.
Melody Tonstudio, Stuttgart, West Germany, March, 1986
Bluma
Reza
Broadway Blues
Teresa
Jaco Reggae
Chicken
Medley: Donna Lee / Berga / The Days Of Wine And Roses
Teresa: Track I
Teresa: Track II
Teresa: Track III

Jaco Pastorius - Golden Roads  (Sound Hills (J) SSCD-8074)

Benjamin Germain, keyboards, percussion; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass, keyboards, percussion.
Skyline Studios, NYC, October 11, 1986
Golden Roads

Jaco Pastorius - Curtain Call  (Another Hit Records AHR-2001)

Jon Davis, keyboards; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Brian Melvin, drums.
"The Dock Restaurant", Tiburon, CA, October 25 & 31 & November 10 & 14, 1986
Speak Like A Child / Invitation
Donna Lee
Solo Medley: Blackbird / Okonkole Y Trompa / Continuum / Portrait Of Tracy
John And Mary
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
So What! / Teen Town

Others

Another Side Of Jaco Pastorius  (Jazzpoint (G) CD jp 1064)

Vladislav Sendecki, keyboards, synthesizer; Bireli Lagrene, electric guitar; Jan Jankeje, synthesizer bass; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Thomas Borocz, Serge Bringolf, Peter Lubke, drums.
unknown location, date
Fannie Mae
Honestly, Part 2
Chicken
Jaco Reggae
Reza
The Days Of Wine And Roses
Invitation
Stuttgart Aria No. 2
Teresa
Continuum