Sweetnighter

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Sweetnighter
Studio album by Weather Report
Released April 27, 1973
Recorded February 3-7, 1973
Connecticut Recording Studio
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 44:41
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Belden (Reissue producer)
Weather Report chronology
Live in Tokyo
(1972)
Sweetnighter
(1973)
Mysterious Traveller
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[3]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]

Sweetnighter is Weather Report's fourth album, released on Columbia Records in 1973. The group had recorded the songs in a five day stretch during February of the same year. It was to be the last album to feature founding member Miroslav Vitouš as the primary bassist. It is considered to be the most stylistically transitional release by the band as it bridged the gap between the more open, improvisational earlier style to a more compositionally structured format. Also, the more prominent use of electric bass is evident here.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boogie Woogie Waltz" (J. Zawinul)– 13:06
  2. "Manolete" (W. Shorter)– 5:58
  3. "Adios" (J. Zawinul)– 3:02
  4. "125th Street Congress" (J. Zawinul)– 12:16
  5. "Will" (M. Vitouš)– 6:22
  6. "Non-Stop Home" (W. Shorter)– 3:53

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Sweetnighter - Weather Report | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: weather report". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Weather Report : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (15 July 2012). "Review: Weather Report - Sweetnighter | Sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 

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