Joe Zawinul’s ‘World Tour’ is a live album recorded with the Zawinul Syndicate between May 17 and November 13, 1997 and released on June 30, 1998 by Zebra Records.
Track Listing : 1.Patriots (Joe Zawinul) – 10:59 . 2.Sunday Morning/Sunday Evening (Manolo Badrena / Joe Zawinul) – 04:34 . 3.Indiscretions (Joe Zawinul) – 12:09 . 4.Así Trabajamos (Manolo Badrena / Paco Sery) – 02:00 . 5.Bimoya (Salif Keita / Joe Zawinul) – 10:11 . 6.Zansa Ii (Paco Sery / Joe Zawinul) – 08:11 . 7.Bona Fortuna (Richard Bona) – 01:02 . 8.N’Awlins (Joe Zawinul) – 09:13 . 9.Lost Tribes (Joe Zawinul) – 06:38 . 10.Three Postcards (Joe Zawinul) – 06:29 . 11.Slivovitz Trail (Joe Zawinul) – 10:35 . 12.When There Was Royalty (Joe Zawinul) – 06:02 . 13.Success (Erich Fried / Joe Zawinul) – 03:15 . 14.Two Lines (Joe Zawinul) – 07:19 . 15.Caribbean Anecdotes (Richard Bona / Joe Zawinul) – 01:52 . 16.Carnavalito (Joe Zawinul) – 02:41
Musicians : Joe Zawinul – Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Vocoder . Manolo Badrena – Percussion, Vocals . Victor Bailey – Bass . Richard Bona – Bass, Vocals . Gary Poulson – Guitar . Paco Sery – Drums, Kalimba, Vocals . Erich Zawinul – Keyboard Programming . Ivan Zawinul – Keyboard Programming
Production : Produced By Joe Zawinul Cedric Beatty – Engineer . Ted Jensen – Mastering . Peter Lang – Assistant Engineer . Ivan Zawinul – Mixing
Package : Eddie “Samba Agau” Francois – Photography . Joachim Oster – Design
Recorded Between May 17 And November 13, 1997.
Released On June 30, 1998 By Zebra Records.
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He augments his spiraling melodies with vocoder, live multilingual vocals, recorded spoken snippets, guitar, bass and a crack rhythm section. The result is groove-oriented electronic music that sounds more human than extraterrestrial. […]
In the attempt to balance control and freedom, the Syndicate occasionally loses its focus, but that’s more than compensated for by the high contagious spontaneity and overall stylistic diversity. Electrifying overall. […]
Zawinul remains a marvel at 65, always in touch with the idea and feel of the groove, weaving spare, enigmatic electronic comments and spangled layers of synthesizers into the mix, creating a touching dialogue in “Zansa II” with Sery’s kalimba. […]