Many decades back, a bass player by the name of Jaco Pastorius set the standard high for electric bass guitar. These days, he is recognized as one of the finest at his craft, particularly in his jazz leanings. Jaco was a member of the famed Weather Report, adding to the already fine talent that comprised that band. In addition, Jaco was a well sought after session man, playing for many on albums as diverse as Ian Hunter’s All American Alien Boy, Joni Mitchell, and a host of other luminaries. In short, he was the bass player that many wished they could be.
His solo career began in 1975 with the release of his self-titled classic, which was followed by Word Of Mouth (1981). And while we have multiple compilations, we have little of Jaco Pastorius full lengths.
Omnivore Records will release Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions. What this album comprises is the set of tracks recorded for his Jaco Pastorius debut at Criteria studios but not released. This album will contain eleven songs, six of which were transferred to acetate. The album will contain new essays and rare photos. Robert Trujillo of Metallica helped to produce the release, and is author to one of the essays.
It is with great pleasure that I let you know of this upcoming release scheduled for Record Store Day, April 19. The release is a limited edition one, scheduled for both CD, and multi-colored vinyl LP. the LP will come with an insert with the essays, photos, and a download card for the MP3 files of the entire album.
CD TRACK LIST:
1. DONNA LEE
2. BALLOON SONG (12-TONE)*
3. PANS #1*
7. OPUS POCUS (PANS #2)*
8. TIME LAPSE*
9. BALLOON SONG (12-TONE) (Alternate)
10. TIME LAPSE (Alternate)
11. FORGOTTEN LOVE
LP TRACK LIST:
1. BALLON SONG (12-TONE)*
2. PANS #1*
3. OPUS POCUS (PANS #2)*
4. TIME LAPSE*
* From original Criteria acetate.
LP includes download of entire CD program