Weather Report’s ‘Live and Unreleased’

Weather Report’s ‘Live and Unreleased’ is their third official live album recorded in November 1975, 1977 & 1978,

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Track Listing : 1.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter) – 08:14 . 2.Plaza Real (Wayne Shorter) – 07:04 . 3.Fast City (Josef Zawinul) – 06:49 . 4.Portrait Of Tracy (Jaco Pastoriusl) – 05:57 . 5.Elegant People (Wayne Shorter) – 04:28 . 6.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) – 11:39 . 7.Teen Town (Jaco Pastoriusl) – 06:30 . 8.Man In The Green Shirt (Josef Zawinul) – 10:31 . 9.Black Market (Josef Zawinul) – 09:26 . 10.Where The Moon Goes (Josef Zawinul, Nan O’Byrne – 12:05 . 11.River People (Jaco Pastoriusl) – 06:57 . 12.Two Lines (Josef Zawinul) – 08:15 . 13.Cigano (Wayne Shorter) – 03:59 . 14.In A Silent Way/Waterfall (Josef Zawinul) – 05:45 . 15.Night Passage (Josef Zawinul) – 05:53 . 16.Port Of Entry (Wayne Shorter) – 08:08 . 17.Rumba Mama (Alex Acuña, Manolo Badrena) – 01:15 . 18.Directions/Dr. Honoris Causa (Josef Zawinul) – 08:38

Musicians : Josef Zawinul – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Piano . Wayne Shorter – Saxophones . Jaco Pastorius – Bass On (3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 9 – 11 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17) . Alphonso Johnson – Bass On (1 – 6 – 8 – 13 – 18) . Victor Bailey – Bass On (10 – 12) . Chester Thompson – Drums On (1 – 6 – 8 – 13 – 18) . Omar Hakim – Drums On (10 – 12) . Peter Erskine – Drums On (3 – 15 – 16 – 11 – 14) . Alex Acuña – Percussion On (1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 13 – 17 – 18) . Manolo Badrena – Percussion On (4 – 5 – 7 – 9 – 17) . Jose Rossy – Percussion On (10 – 12) . Bobby Thomas, Jr – Percussion On (3 – 15 – 16)

Production : Produced By Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter . Jim Anderson – Mixing . Mark Wilder – Mastering . Ivan Zawinul – Mixing

Package : Fabiola Cáceres – Art Direction . Ed Caraeff – Photography . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Alan Leeds – Liner Notes

Recorded On July 12, 13, 1980 At The Complex, Santa Monica, California; November 27, 1975 At The New Victoria Theater, London; November 28, 1978 At Phoenix, Arizona; November 30, 1977 At Grand Rapids, Michigan And September 10, 1977 At The Rainbow, London.

Released On October 1, 2002 By Columbia.

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All About Jazz
The immediate drum thunder grabs hold of the ears and won’t let go. Shorter is slightly out of tune as usual, but his solo is furiously exciting. Zawinul characteristically selects his notes and timbres well, taking a slower pace for effect on his improv. […]

allmusic
And while Live and Unreleased is perhaps true but misleading in the sense of presenting the band at their live best, there is some wonderful and challenging music here, such as Pastorius engaging both Shorter and Zawinul on “Black Market”; the double-timed “Teen Town,” with Manolo Badrena acting as a wizard of small percussion […]

BBC
Zawinul is on top form. His Fender Rhodes/wah wah combination offers surgically placed bursts of pure funk (check his doubling up with Pastorious on “Teen Town” while he plays chords and lead lines – how many hands has this man got ?)and his solos are as distinctively odd as ever. […]

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