Othello Molineaux

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Othello Molineaux
BornTrinidad and Tobago
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSteelpan
Years active1970s–present
Associated actsJaco Pastorius, Monty Alexander

Othello Molineaux is a jazz steelpan player who spent much of his early career with Jaco Pastorius. He was among the earliest musicians to adapt the steelpan to jazz.[1] He has worked with Monty Alexander, Chicago, and David Johansen.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • It's About Time (Big World Music, 1993)

As sideman[edit]

With Monty Alexander

  • Ivory & Steel (Concord Picante, 1980)
  • Jamboree (Concord Picante, 1988)
  • Caribbean Circle (Chesky, 1992)

With Randy Bernsen

  • Music for Planets, People & Washing Machines (Zebra, 1985)
  • Mo' Wasabi (Zebra, 1986)
  • Paradise Citizens (Zebra, 1988)
  • Calling Me Back Home (101 South, 1993)

With Jaco Pastorius

  • Jaco Pastorius (Epic, 1976)
  • Word of Mouth (Warner Bros., 1981)
  • Twins I Aurex Jazz Festival '82 (Warner Bros., 1982)
  • Twins II Aurex Jazz Festival '82 (Warner Bros., 1982)
  • Invitation (Warner Bros., 1983)
  • Holiday for Pans (Sound Hills, 1993)
  • The Birthday Concert (Warner Bros., 1995)
  • Twins I & II: Live in Japan 1982 (Warner Bros., 1999)
  • Holiday for Pans: Full Complete Sessions (Sound Hills, 1999)
  • Word of Mouth Band 1983 Japan Tour (Rhino, 2012)
  • Modern American Music...Period! The Criteria Sessions (Omnivore, 2014)
  • Then & Now (Rhino/Warner, 2016)
  • Truth, Liberty & Soul (Resonance, 2017)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ernst-Berendt, Joachim; Huesmann, Gunther (2009). The Jazz Book. Chicago Review Press.