on 18 November 2012
What can you say about Joe Zawinul other than a superb musician, composer and bandleader? I am a great fan of Weather Report and in some ways this is a logical extension of that band. It is like Weather Report has morphed into a more diverse world music band without Wayne Shorter and with a particular African flavour. I saw this band live in 2005 and I was so impressed that I bought this. My only real criticism is, that unlike the live performance I saw, Joe Zawinul tends to dominate this performance a bit too much. The other band members are so talented and they do not get the chance to shine quite as much as they did when I saw the band.