Weather Report’s ‘Mysterious Traveller’ is their fifth album released on March 24, 1974 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Nubian Sundance (Josef Zawinul) – 10:40 . 2.American Tango (Miroslav Vitouš, Josef Zawinul) – 03:40 . 3.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) – 08:22 . 4.Mysterious Traveller (Wayne Shorter) – 07:21 . 5.Blackthorn Rose (Wayne Shorter) – 05:03 . 6.Scarlet Woman (Alphonso Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Josef Zawinul) – 05:46 . 7.Jungle Book (Josef Zawinul) – 07:25
Musicians : Weather Report – Band . Josef Zawinul – Electric And Acoustic Piano, Synthesizer, Guitar, Kalimba, Organ, Tamboura, Clay Drum, Tack Piano, Melodica . Wayne Shorter – Soprano And Tenor Saxophone, Tack Piano . Miroslav Vitouš – Upright Bass On (2) . Alphonso Johnson – Bass Guitar . Ishmael Wilburn – Drums . Skip Hadden – Drums On (1 – 4) . Dom Um Romão – Percussion, Drums . Ray Barretto – Percussion On (3) . Meruga – Percussion On (1) . Steve Little – Timpani On (6) . Don Ashworth – Ocarinas And Woodwinds On (7) . Isacoff – Tabla, Finger Cymbals On (7) . Edna Wright – Vocalists On (1) . Marti Mccall – Vocalists On (1) . Jessica Smith – Vocalists On (1) . James Gilstrad – Vocalists On (1) . Billie Barnum – Vocalists On (1)
Production : Produced By Wayne Shorter, Josef Zawinul . Seth Foster – Mastering . Ron Malo – Engineer, Mixing . Mark Wilder – Mastering
Package : Teresa Alfieri – Design . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Randall Martin – Design . Hal Miller – Liner Notes . Darcy Proper – Mastering . Norman Seeff – Cover Photo . Helmut K. Wimmer – Cover Art
Recorded February 1974 – May 1974 At Devonshire Sound, Los Angeles.
Released On March 24, 1974 By Columbia.
On attentive (re)listening I finally get the album’s form and flow and can place it alongside its predecessors to be enjoyed for its own generous wonders. […]
Mysterious Traveller is sophisticated, innovativeand inspired. It’s an album that isn’t afraid of leaving its comfort zone to explore new possibilities, while still managing to sound organic and relatively accessible. […]
All About Jazz
Zawinul’s motto for the group was “We always solo, we never solo.” The special combination of freedom and composition that Weather Report consistently achieved on record amply testifies to that philosophyand Mysterious Traveller is a quintessential piece of evidence […]