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Jaco Pastorius Big Band: The Word Is Out

Read "The Word Is Out" reviewed by Martin Gladu

Tribute albums are a tricky vehicle of expression. Their success depends on the tributary's artistic vision, the quality of the performances, and the value-added content. The Word Is Out, a tribute to the late Jaco Pastorius, is a sequel to the warmly received Word Of Mouth Revisited (Heads Up, 2003), a brilliant record which got support ...

Jaco Pastorius Big Band: The Word Is Out

Read "The Word Is Out" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

When Word of Mouth Revisited came out in the summer of 2003, I predicted it would hold up as the best new jazz album of the year. I'll make no such claims for The Word Is Out. It's already trailing Spyro Gyra's Wrapped in a Dream, Janis Siegel's A Thousand Beautiful Things and Steve Khan's The ...

Jaco Pastorius Big Band: The Word is Out

Read "The Word is Out" reviewed by Jim Santella

With this second album by the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, led by Peter Graves in South Florida, we're reminded of the impact that the virtuosic bassist left behind.

Pastorius' big band roots go all the way back to his earliest professional development. Before the bassist got noticed, he had been working near his home ...