|Studio album by Weather Report|
|Recorded||February 1975 - April 4, 1975|
|Studio||Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, California|
|Producer||Wayne Shorter, Josef Zawinul|
|Weather Report chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Tale Spinnin' is the sixth album by Weather Report, recorded and released in 1975, featuring the addition of Leon "Ndugu" Chancler on the drums. Ndugu was recruited after Josef Zawinul heard him play with Carlos Santana. Weather Report was recording next door to Ndugu in the studio, and Chancler was asked to join them for a recording session. That session ended up lasting a week and produced Tale Spinnin'. After the record, Ndugu was asked to join the band as a permanent member, but declined in favor of continuing to work with Carlos Santana.
All tracks composed by Joe Zawinul unless otherwise noted.
- "Man in the Green Shirt" – 6:29
- "Lusitanos" (Wayne Shorter) – 7:25
- "Between the Thighs" – 9:33
- "Badia" – 5:21
- "Freezing Fire" (Wayne Shorter) – 7:29
- "Five Short Stories" – 6:56
- Canadian copies of the album list the tracks in a different order on the inner sleeve, with a seventh track titled "Krampus" added. However, the music heard on the album is the same as on other pressings.
- Josef Zawinul - Rhodes piano, acoustic piano, melodica, TONTO synthesizer, ARP 2600 synthesizer, organ, steel drums, oud, mzuthra, West African talking drum, xylophone, cymbals, vocals
- Wayne Shorter - Soprano and tenor saxophones
- Alphonso Johnson - Electric bass
- Leon "Ndugu" Chancler - Drums, tympani, marching cymbals
- Alyrio Lima - Percussion
- Bruce Botnick - recording engineer, mixing
- Wayne Shorter - mixing
- Teresa Alfieri, John Berg - cover design
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- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 204. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.