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World Tour Double CD

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: ESC Records
  • ASIN: B000024UJI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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JOE ZAWINUL & THE ZAWINUL SYNDICATE World Tour (1998 German 16-track 2-CD set recorded live in May & November 1997 in Trier & Berlin with tour dates listed inside the picture booklet)

This is an excellent double album of frequently fast-and-furious music which mercifully shows no sign of complacency. Along with saxophonist Wayne Shorter, Zawinul was a founder member of Weather Report and could simply have cruised along for years fronting cloned line-ups had he chosen to do so. Instead, his music has continued to develop, frequently abandoning the visceral hooks of even good jazz-rock in favour of extended riffy backdrops which enable the musical expertise of his side-people to come to the fore. The Syndicate is heavily driven by the virtuoso drums and percussion section of Paco Sery and Manolo Badrena respectively, to the extent that Zawinul has publicly acknowledged Sery as a motive force behind the band. In musical terms, this gives a cranked-up Afro-Latin feel to much of the group's music, which sets sheer adrenaline against Zawinul's compositional talents in a near-perfect balance. There's also a meditative piano interlude which works very well and a few horribly cheesy keyboard sounds which absolutely do not, but overall there's very little to quarrel with here. --Roger Thomas

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Dec 1999
Format: Audio CD
Continuing on his long history of superlative live albums, this latest one doesn't disappoint on any level. Featuring the usual rich texture-mapping of acoustic and electric flavours, Zawinul takes the listener on a journey of the mind and the universe as tracks veer from the familiar to the unforeseen. Creating new environments for familiar pieces, you experience the joy of discovering that a track that you thought was new, was actually a fresh interpretation of an old favourite (Procession in particular) as well as listening to new experiences such as poetry set to music.
Zawinul has consistently been at the forefront of the attempt to push forward the boundaries of music that brings together the many influences from tribal to the eclectic. Unlike all the others, however, his attempts are NEVER contrived or artificial. This is music from the heart, from the soul, and all thanks to the fact that he has an unusual and rare combination of intelligence, talent and soul.
Pushing through his mid-60s, we are not too sure how long Zawinul can continue on his grueling schedule of live performances, but as long as he does, he will bring pleasure to the souls and minds of all who hear him.
May your God continue to bless you, Joe.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Dent on 19 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
Having found all of Zawinul's post-Weather Report albums a bit lukewarm & sterile I was overjoyed when I heard "World Tour". This is exactly how the Zawinul Syndicate is supposed to sound: pieces like "Slivovitz Trail" and "Bimoya" were made for this kind of groove-driven funkin' performance.
Just take "Bimoya" and the fabulous "N'Awlins" from disc one and you'll have a set of songs that won't be surpassed by any jazz-funk you'll ever hear. Add "Patriots", "Indiscretions", "Slivovitz Trail" and "Two Lines" and you'll have a ready-made best-of-jazz-funk album. (To be honest, "Two Lines" is the only track on this album that sounded better in the studio version, but the live version here is still good enough to deserve its place.) In fact, there's only one weak track on the album and that's actually a home-recorded studio piece: a pointless bit of piano doodling called "When There Was Royalty".
I can't overstate how good this album is. If you're only going to buy one CD in your entire life it should be this one.
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