Back by popular demand, this vinyl reissue of - Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live In NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording - has been mastered by the legendary Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Recorded at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City on June 27, 1982, as part of George Wein's Kool Jazz Festival, it features Jaco leading a 22-piece big band with a congregation of the top jazz musicians on the New York scene at the time such as Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Frank Wess, Lew Soloff, Howard Johnson, and legendary harmonica player Toots Thielemans. This recording showcases Jaco's brilliant compositions for large ensembles with the electric energy of a live performance. A portion of the concert was previously broadcast on the NPR program Jazz Alive! In 1982 and has been available on unofficial bootlegs, but this is the first official released authorized by the Jaco Pastorius estate and contains an additional 40 minutes which never aired. Culled from the original 24-track tape reels, this is the complete concert from start-to-finish with the sound meticulously restored and mastered by the original GRAMMY-winning recording engineer from the broadcast, Paul Blakemore. Limited Edition 3 LP set on 180-gram vinyl includes a massive insert with extensive liner notes; rare photos by Tom Copi, Don Hunstein, Rene Perez, and Donna Ranieri; essays by acclaimed jazz writer Bill Milkowski and producer Zev Feldman, recording engineer Paul Blakemore; interviews with drummer Peter Erskine, saxophonist Bob Mintzer, trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassist Victor Wooten, and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo who produced the award-winning 2014 documentary JACO.
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