Weather Report’s ‘Sweetnighter’

Weather Report’s ‘Sweetnighter’ is their fourth (and the last to feature Miroslav Vitouš) album, recorded on February 3-7, 1973 and released on April 27, 1973 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Boogie Woogie Waltz (Josef Zawinul)– 13:06 . 2.Manolete (Wayne Shorter) – 05:58 . 3.Adios (Josef Zawinul) – 03:02 . 4.125Th Street Congress (Josef Zawinul)– 12:16 . 5.Will (Miroslav Vitouš) – 06:22 . 6.Non-Stop Home (Wayne Shorter) – 03:53

Musicians : Weather Report – Band . Joe Zawinul – Keyboards, Piano On (2 – 6), Piano (Electric) On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5), Synthesizer On (1 – 2 – 6) . Miroslav Vitous – Bass (Acoustic) On (1 – 2 – 4), Bass (Electric) On (3 – 5) . Andrew White – Bass (Electric) On (1 – 4 – 6), Guitar, English Horn On (3 – 5) . Wayne Shorter – Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Dom Um Romão – Bells, Castanets, Caxixi, Chucalho, Cowbell, Cuica, Cymbals, Gong, Pandeiro, Percussion, Tom-Tom, Wood Block . Herschell Dwellingham – Clay Drums, Cymbals, Drums On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6), Muruga, Timpani . Eric Gravatt – Drums On (2 – 4Intro – 6) . Muruga Booker – Moroccan Clay Drums (1 – 2), Roller Toy (3), Israeli Jar (4)

Production : Produced By Weather Report . Phil Giambolvo – Engineer

Package : John Ephland – Liner Notes . Paula Wood – Art Direction

Recorded On February 3-7, 1973 At Connecticut Recording Studio.

Released On April 27, 1973 By Columbia.

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Sputnikmusic.com
In the end, Sweetnighter proves to be the exact type of album that everyone has been anticipating from The Weather Report. It’s content is highly accessible, emphasizing on a more jubilant atmosphereand leaving behind all of the esoteric and tentative musical procedures of their previous albums. […]

comusduke @ RateYourMusic
Gone are the open, often avant–garde inflected experiments and the pieces with fluid boundaries that called for collective improvisation and in are the pieces Zawinul wrote enthused by audience responses whenever the band embarked in strongly syncopated grooves; Hence the keyboardist penned pair of tour-de-force, which made up almost 60% of the six track’s album running time […]

allmusic
The wane of freewheeling ensemble interplay is more than offset by the big increase in rhythmic push; bassist Miroslav Vitous, drummer Eric Gravattand percussionist Dom Um Romao are now cogs in one of jazz’s great swinging machines. […]

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