Live and Unreleased (album)

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Live and Unreleased
Live album by Weather Report
Released October 1, 2002
Recorded November 25, 1975 - June 3, 1983
Genre Jazz fusion
Length Total: 131:31
Disc One: 61:13
Disc Two: 70:25
Label Columbia
Producer Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter
Weather Report chronology
This is This!
(1986)
Live and Unreleased
(2002)
Forecast: Tomorrow
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Zawinul Online 4/5 stars[2]

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30). Although this collection gives a very good representation of the breadth of the band's performances over a considerable period of time, the sequencing of the tracks can be confusing for the listener, since there is usually little or no relationship between one track (and its associated date, venue and band line-up) and the next.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
Track Title Composer Track Length Date Recorded Lineup Venue
"Freezing Fire" W. Shorter 8:14 November 27, 1975 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna The New Victoria Theater, London
"Plaza Real" W. Shorter 7:04 June 3, 1983 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter,Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim, Jose Rossy Hammersmith Odeon, London
"Fast City" J. Zawinul 6:49 July 12, 1980 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Bobby Thomas, Jr. The Complex, Santa Monica, California
"Portrait Of Tracy" J. Pastorius 5:57 November 30, 1977 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuna, Manolo Badrena Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Elegant People" W. Shorter 4:28 November 30, 1977 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuna, Manolo Badrena Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Cucumber Slumber" A. Johnson, J. Zawinul 11:39 November 27, 1975 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna The New Victoria Theater, London
"Teen Town" J. Pastorius 6:30 September 10, 1977 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuna, Manolo Badrena The Rainbow, London
"Man In The Green Shirt" J. Zawinul 10:31 November 27, 1975 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna The New Victoria Theater, London
Disc Two
Track Title Composer Track Length Date Recorded Lineup Venue
"Black Market" J. Zawinul 9:26 September 10, 1977 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuna, Manolo Badrena The Rainbow, London
"Where The Moon Goes" J. Zawinul, N. O'Byrne 12:05 June 3, 1983 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter,Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim, Jose Rossy Hammersmith Odeon, London
"River People" J. Pastorius 6:57 November 28, 1978 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine Phoenix, Arizona
"Two Lines" J. Zawinul 8:15 June 3, 1983 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter,Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim, Jose Rossy Hammersmith Odeon, London
"Cigano" W. Shorter 3:59 November 27, 1975 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna The New Victoria Theater, London
"In A Silent Way/Waterfall" J. Zawinul 5:45 November 28, 1978 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine Phoenix, Arizona
"Night Passage" J. Zawinul 5:53 July 13, 1980 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Bobby Thomas, Jr. The Complex, Santa Monica, California
"Port Of Entry" W. Shorter 8:08 July 13, 1980 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Bobby Thomas, Jr. The Complex, Santa Monica, California
"Rumba Mama" A. Acuna, M. Badrena 1:15 September 10, 1977 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuna, Manolo Badrena The Rainbow, London
"Directions/Dr. Honoris Causa" J. Zawinul 8:38 November 27, 1975 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna The New Victoria Theater, London

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Live and Unreleased - Weather Report | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "More on Weather Report Live and Unreleased; Jawinul Online". jawinulonline.com. Retrieved 6 September 2011.