On the heals of their recent Weather Report reissues, Sony is due to release Zawinul’s 1986 solo album, Dialects, on July 16. I have always liked this album, and it is an absolute tour de force in its use of synthesizers and drum machines. The reissue will also feature liner notes penned by Zawinul himself. So far as I know, until this release Dialects has only been available on CD as an import from Japan.
Sony also released a SACD version of Mysterious Traveller on June 18.