The Weather Report Mysterious Traveller 180g LP
The Weather Report Mysterious Traveller 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Weather Report Mysterious Traveller 180g LP

Weather Report

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UPC:
4260019714367
180g Virgin Vinyl Reissue of 1974 Album Featuring Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter!

In Weather Report’s fourth album the mysterious multi-instrumentalist Joe Zawinul travels once again through his virtually endless sound universe. And once again the question arises as to whether he will manage to leave his genetic fingerprint – without resorting to routine – on all the newly created sounds. The magic word here is naturalness, which makes its way safely and surely through the electronic backdrop.

"Nubian Sundance", performed with two drummers and a percussionist, twists and turns in an apparently disoriented, meditative fashion through a mix of sizzling sound and colours, leading up to the final live applause that brings this dance to a close and making it a real experience for all. Following the translucent, will-o’-the-wisp-like "American Tango" is "Cucumber Slumber" with its compact funky sound created by a cool mix of saxophone and the sucking sound of a synthesizer. The two protagonists Zawinul and Shorter seem to be on a par with one another in the dazzling title piece where the lyrical saxophone part is supported by thunderous piano chords. Warm, dreamy harmonies are heard for a short while, only to be hacked apart in "Blackthorn Rose" – this is no orbital music floating around in your head but sheer tension, which makes you clutch your seat until landing. Back on earth the Mysterious Traveller was received with open arms with the readers of Down Beat magazine voting the LP 'Album of the Year 1974'.

"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." - allmusic.com

Recorded 1974 at Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood USA by Ron Malo.

Features:
• 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
Joe Zawinul, keyboard, guitar, percussion, vocals
Wayne Shorter, saxophone, piano
Miroslav Vitous, bass
Alphonso Johnson, bass
Ray Barretto, percussion
Dom Um Romao, percussion
Skip Hadden, drums
Ishmael Wilburn, drums

Selections:
Side 1:
1. Nubian Sundance
2. American Tango
3. Cucumber Slumber
Side 2:
1. Mysterious Traveller
2. Blackthorn Rose
3. Scarlet Woman
4. Jungle Book
Description
180g Virgin Vinyl Reissue of 1974 Album Featuring Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter!

In Weather Report’s fourth album the mysterious multi-instrumentalist Joe Zawinul travels once again through his virtually endless sound universe. And once again the question arises as to whether he will manage to leave his genetic fingerprint – without resorting to routine – on all the newly created sounds. The magic word here is naturalness, which makes its way safely and surely through the electronic backdrop.

"Nubian Sundance", performed with two drummers and a percussionist, twists and turns in an apparently disoriented, meditative fashion through a mix of sizzling sound and colours, leading up to the final live applause that brings this dance to a close and making it a real experience for all. Following the translucent, will-o’-the-wisp-like "American Tango" is "Cucumber Slumber" with its compact funky sound created by a cool mix of saxophone and the sucking sound of a synthesizer. The two protagonists Zawinul and Shorter seem to be on a par with one another in the dazzling title piece where the lyrical saxophone part is supported by thunderous piano chords. Warm, dreamy harmonies are heard for a short while, only to be hacked apart in "Blackthorn Rose" – this is no orbital music floating around in your head but sheer tension, which makes you clutch your seat until landing. Back on earth the Mysterious Traveller was received with open arms with the readers of Down Beat magazine voting the LP 'Album of the Year 1974'.

"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." - allmusic.com

Recorded 1974 at Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood USA by Ron Malo.

Features:
• 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
Joe Zawinul, keyboard, guitar, percussion, vocals
Wayne Shorter, saxophone, piano
Miroslav Vitous, bass
Alphonso Johnson, bass
Ray Barretto, percussion
Dom Um Romao, percussion
Skip Hadden, drums
Ishmael Wilburn, drums

Selections:
Side 1:
1. Nubian Sundance
2. American Tango
3. Cucumber Slumber
Side 2:
1. Mysterious Traveller
2. Blackthorn Rose
3. Scarlet Woman
4. Jungle Book
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Weather Report
Title
Mysterious Traveller
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
08-28-2013
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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