Uploaded on Aug 23, 2011
Bass -- Alphonso Johnson, Miroslav Vitous
Drums -- Dom Um Romao, Ishmael Wilburn, Skip Hadden
Ocarina, Woodwind [Woodwinds] -- Don Ashworth
Percussion -- Dom Um Romao, Ray Barretto
Producer -- Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter
Saxophone, Piano [Tac], Conch [Sea Shell] -- Wayne Shorter
Tabla, Cymbal [Finger Cymbals] -- Isacoff
Timpani -- Steve Little
Triangle, Tambourine, Cabasa -- Dom Um Romao
Vocals -- Auger James Adderley, Billie Barnum, Edna Wright, Jessica Smith, James Gilstrad*, Marti McCall
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Melodica, Percussion, Piano [Tac], Drums [Clay], Kalimba, Maracas, Organ -- Joe Zawinul
Studio: Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood, California.
Q8 Quadraphonic cartridge.
Review by Scott Yanow: Weather Report's fourth recording finds Wayne Shorter (on soprano and tenor) taking a lesser role as Joe Zawinul begins to really dominate the group's sound. Most selections also include bassist Alphonso Johnson and drummer Ishmael Wilburn although the personnel shifts from track to track. "Nubian Sundance" adds several vocalists while "Blackthorn Rose" is a Shorter-Zawinul duet. Overall the music is pretty stimulating and sometimes adventurous; high-quality fusion from 1974.
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