Weather Report – Tale Spinnin’ (1975) [Audio Fidelity 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Weather Report – Tale Spinnin’ (1975/2016)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 688 MB
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 851 MB

Weather Report’s ever-changing lineup shifts again, with the somewhat heavier funk-oriented Leon “Ndugu” Chancler dropping into the drummer’s chair and Alyrio Lima taking over the percussion table. As a result, Tale Spinnin’ has a weightier feel than Mysterious Traveller, while continuing the latter’s explorations in Latin-spiced electric jazz/funk. Zawinul’s pioneering interest in what we now call world music is more in evidence with the African percussion, wordless vocals, and sandy sound effects of “Badia,” and his synthesizer sophistication is growing along with the available technology. Wayne Shorter’s work on soprano sax is more animated than on the previous two albums and Alphonso Johnson puts his melodic bass more to the fore. While not quite as inventive as its two predecessors, this remains an absorbing extension of WR’s mid-’70s direction.

01 Man In the Green Shirt 6:29
02 Lusitanos 7:25
03 Between The Thighs 9:33
04 Badia 5:20
05 Freezing Fire 7:29
06 Five Short Stories 6:56

Josef Zawinul – Fender Rhodes, melodica, acoustic piano,, Arp 2600 synth, organ, steel drums, out, mzuthra, vocals, West Africk, xylophone, cymbals
Wayne Shorter – soprano and tenor saxes
Alphonso Johnson – electric bass
Leon Ndugu Chancler – drums, tympani, marching cymbals
Alyrio Lima – percussion

Produced by Josef Zawinul and Wayne Shorter



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