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Holiday For Pans (Comprehensive Edition)
Jaco Pastorius
Holiday For Pans (Comprehensive Edition)
Genre: Jazz
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2003 reissue is a 'comprehensive new edition' of the 1998 album. A superb project of Jaco Pastorius with steel 'Pan' player Othello Molineaux dating back from 1981! Nine tracks packaged in a digipak. Sound Hills.


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All Artists: Jaco Pastorius
Title: Holiday For Pans (Comprehensive Edition)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Msi Music/Super D
Release Date: 12/1/2001
Album Type: Import
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4940603080015, 4940603081166, 766483067748


Album Description
2003 reissue is a 'comprehensive new edition' of the 1998 album. A superb project of Jaco Pastorius with steel 'Pan' player Othello Molineaux dating back from 1981! Nine tracks packaged in a digipak. Sound Hills.

CD Reviews

It's great but Jaco not playing bass
M. Detko | Scarborough, Ontario Canada | 02/21/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The Milkowski biography makes it clear - this is an illegal album. I loved the music on this album, it has a couple of great Jaco numbers that are fully composed and arranged, a couple of numbers that are mainly steel pan, and features Othello Molineaux and Toots Theilmans, among others if you can spot them. (Before you read the next line, keep in mind that Beatles' bassist Paul McCartney would lay down his bass track only after all the other tracks were finished.) Now, The only thing is that apparently Jaco didn't get around to laying down a bass part before he was tragically murdured... When I was told about this, I re-listened and noticed the bass that is on the tracks is sparse and muddy, buried in the mix. And really there is not much bass on the tracks at all. So what you get is everything but the true Jaco basslines that would have made this another classic Jaco album, along with the first one and Word of Mouth. It's up to you if you can handle these facts. Perhaps if the album could be released without any bass we could imagine what it would have sounded's so sad how he was ripped away from us. No one has yet stepped forward to fill the void."
Incomplete Jaco Project
lothar-the-conqueror | Lotharvania, USA | 02/10/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is the project Jaco was working on for several years with Othello Molineaux, the steel pan player who often played with Jaco and appears on a couple of his officially released albums. I recall reading about this in Downbeat back in the early 80's in an interview with Jaco. He was very excited about the project. However, when he presented it to Warner Bros they rejected it. The master tapes were stolen and eventually sold to a Japanese businessman. The Pastorius estate sued the guy and was successful in keeping it from being released by a US distributor. It's been available for many years as a bootleg and is widely available among cdr trading circles. It's interesting to listen to but at the same time quite sad. Sad that the tapes were stolen and Jaco's estate has no control over them. There's open debate on whether the bass playing on it is at all Jaco himself. Some session bassist was quoted as saying he was paid to play over the tracks and mimic Jaco's style. It would be much better to pursue Jaco's officially released music before looking into this project. The recently released Weather Report "Live And Unreleased" album would be a good place to start."
Solid writing
Evan Mcgregor | New York | 01/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"So there's the warning by the pastorius estate that it's not jaco playing bass on the recording and all that. This does make me sad but i got the album anyway. It has some really really awesome stuff on it. Stand out track I would say is Good Morning Anya. It's definitely worth getting because Jaco's writing is amazing on it. Think of it like seeing the Mingus Big Band after Mingus died. Sure, Mingus isn't playing bass but it's the composition that you are listening to. The genius in the writing not just bass playing. It would've been better if Jaco were the one playing bass but get this cd because you love jaco's compositional work and not just his bass playing."