Archive for February, 2011

Weather Report Live In Berlin 1975

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

According to recent press releases, producer Joachim Becker–known to Zawinul fans as the producer of most of Joe’s post-Columbia Records output–has teamed up with the MiG Music to form “Art of Groove,” a new addition to the MiG family.

Among its first releases will be a Weather Report DVD/CD combo, Live In Berlin 1975. The press release describes it as, “the first part of the long-awaited Weather Report live-trilogy will be published as a DVD with bonus CD at the same time. The 40th anniversary of the founding of Weather Report is in 2011. In commemoration, the Zawinul estate and ‘Art of Groove’ are pleased to publish the original tape-recording of the super-band’s performance at the Berliner Jazztage 1975 for the first time.”

I don’t know what the rest of the “long-awaited Weather Report live-trilogy” is, although before his passing Joe did tell me that he had acquired the rights to the 1984 concert video “Domino Theory,” which was originally published in Japan.

Meanwhile, Live In Berlin 1975 is listed on various European sites such as Amazon UK.

2011 Syndicate Concerts

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I have updated the Tour Dates page to list The Syndicate concert dates that have come to my attention. Of particular note is the July 6 performance in Vienna as part Zawinul Music Days. I don’t know what Zawinul Music Days entails, but if I find out I’ll pass it along.

Alphonse Mouzon Interview

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Scene Newspaper posted an interview with original Weather Report drummer Alphonse Mouzon. In it he talks some about his experience with Weather Report as well, his seventies fusion albums, and his clothes. :-)