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Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Word of Mouth Revisited

The tribute album Word of Mouth Revisited (Heads Up), by the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, is akin to a Hollywood film bio that uses someone who looks and acts like the departed subject. In no way can the original be duplicated. For this well-meaning and often slick project, trombonist Peter Graves-in whose Ft. Lauderdale band Pastorius underwent an invaluable five years of basic training before graduating to Pat Metheny, Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Blood, Sweat and Tears and his own band, Word of Mouth-rounded up as many of Jaco’s colleagues as he could.

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