In early 2004, I decided that it would be nice to document the Trio musically and record a CD of our regular material. "Pastrami Standards" is a CD of most of the songs we regularly played with a few newer ones thrown in for good measure. This was pretty much our standard repertoire, and since most of the material came into fruition at a deli, the title "Pastrami Standards" was inevitable. The songs were recorded over a period of 12 months, whenever schedules would permit. The CD was mastered and manufactured in the summer of 2005.
We hope you enjoy the music, thank you for your support and hope to see you at one of our shows in the future!
- Bambu Forest
- Even Odds
- Blue Wind
- Teen Town
- Too Much To Lose
- Zoot Allures
- Everybody's Party
- Vital Transformation
- Red Rocks
- Red is a Robert Fripp masterpiece that originally appeared on the King Crimson album by the same name .
- Bambu Forest , Even Odds and Blue Wind flow together in a medley and these pieces were written by Jan Hammer. Even Odds and Blue Wind both appear on Jeff Beck records. Bambu Forest was included on Jan Hammer's great "Oh Yeah?" record.
- Teen Town is a Jaco Pastorius classic that originally appeared on "Heavy Weather" by Weather Report .
- Too Much To Lose is another Jan Hammer composition which originally appeared on "Melodies", by The Jan Hammer Group. Our version is more like the one that Jeff Beck released on "There And Back".
- Zoot Allures is a Frank Zappa composition from the record with the same name.
- Continuum is another Jaco classic that first appeared on his first solo album and also appears on some "Word of Mouth" live recordings.
- Stratus is an old Billy Cobham classic from the record Spectrum .
- Everybody's Party is a John Scofield composition which originally appeared on "I Can See Your House from Here" , which was a Scofield/Metheny collaboration.
- Vital Transformation is a John McLaughlin composition that he wrote for The Mahavishnu Orchestra and was on that band's debut album, "Inner Mounting Flame" .
- Red Rocks is a song written by Simon Phillips that was released on his first solo CD titled "Protocol" .