More On Weather Report Live & Unreleased

Live and UnreleasedDetails continue to emerge regarding the upcoming Sony release, Weather Report Live & Unreleased. The tracks come from seven concerts, spanning the years 1975-1983. The 1975 recordings with Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson and Alex Acuna are particularly noteworthy because there are no official live recordings of this version of the band.

Here is a more complete list of tracks, recording dates, and personnel. (By the way, the release date is supposed to be October 1.)

Date: November 27, 1975, The New Victoria Theater, London
Personnel: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna

“Freezing Fire,” 9:17
“Cucumber Slumber,” 11:39
“Man In The Green Shirt,” 10:48
“Cigano,” 3:58
“Directions/Dr.Honoris Causa,” 8:37

Date: September 10, 1977, The Rainbow, London
Personnel: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuna, Manolo Badrena

“Teen Town,” 6:30
“Black Market,” 9:26
“Rumba Mama,” 1:06

Date: November 30, 1977, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Personnel: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuna, Manolo Badrena

“Portrait Of Tracy,” 5:57
“Elegant People,” 5:07

Date: November 28, 1978, Phoenix, Arizona
Personnel: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine

“River People,” 6:57
“In A Silent Way/Waterfall,” 5:46

Date: July 12, 1980, The Complex, Santa Monica, California
Personnel: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine

“Fast City,” 6:49

Date: July 13, 1980, The Complex, Santa Monica, California
Personnel: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine

“Night Passage,” 5:53
“Port Of Entry,” 8:08

Date: June 3, 1983, Hammersmith Odeon, London
Personnel: Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter,Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim, Jose Rossy

“Plaza Real,” 7:04
“Where The Moon Goes,” 12:04
“Two Lines,” 8:15

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