Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Music Muse Day - Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield and Mark-Anthony Turnage

Sorry, I've been a little lacks in Sunday Music Muse Day posts. I blame it on the winter blues.  But, to get back in the groove, here is Jaco Pastorius, Truth, Liberty & Soul, an historical 2 CD set recorded live in NYC in1982.  This excellent release by Resonance Record of this Jaco's World of Mouth Big Band hold special meaning to me, as I have a copy of radio broadcast  I made at the time, and saved all these years.  Of course, Jaco Pastorius in well known as the amazing bassist for Weather Report, as well as leading his World of Mouth Big Band.  I think of him as the "Jimi Hendrix" of electric bass. Unfortunately. like Hendrix, his light bright and, extinguished too short.  But the glow of their genius still shines. I'm glad I finally got this CD set.

Next up is a interesting CD from jazz guitarist, John Scofield and classial composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. As describes on the All Music website. "Scorched is an extended suite of large-scale reconceptions of guitarist John Scofield's jazz compositions, scored for big band, symphony orchestra, and guitar trio."   The liner notes states the title denotes "SCofield ORCHestratED".  All Music give it 4/5 star rating, and from my first listen I have to agree.

It's good to be back on track.  Enjoy.

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