Lost Tribes

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Now reduced in size to a quintet dropping the extra percussionist, Zawinul's Syndicate delivers its most overtly political album -- or shall we say, its most anti-political album with its forget-our-differences, one-world tone poems. If Lost Tribes sounds more like a Weather Report album than its Syndicate predecessors, it may be because the CD is loaded with Zawinul's uncanny impersonations of Wayne Shorter on his Pepe synthesizer. Yet the album also cuts down on the pop and straight jazz strains of yore as it explores the sounds and grooves of world music, and Zawinul also resumes using introductory sound collages that produce effects not unlike twisting a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Now reduced in size to a quintet dropping the extra percussionist, Zawinul's Syndicate delivers its most overtly political album -- or shall we say, its most anti-political album with its forget-our-differences, one-world tone poems. If Lost Tribes sounds more like a Weather Report album than its Syndicate predecessors, it may be because the CD is loaded with Zawinul's uncanny impersonations of Wayne Shorter on his Pepe synthesizer. Yet the album also cuts down on the pop and straight jazz strains of yore as it explores the sounds and grooves of world music, and Zawinul also resumes using introductory sound collages that produce effects not unlike twisting a short-wave radio dial. The record begins powerfully with the circulating, tense "Patriots" -- depicting, oddly enough, the role of black soldiers in the Persian Gulf War -- and segues into the relaxed, swinging "South Africa," a celebratory sequel to "Black Water" with vocals by Perri. Bass player Gerald Veasley contributes a track called "San Sebastian" which comes very close to pure flamenco. This CD ranks above the other Syndicate Columbias because it is emotionally deeper; Zawinul allows himself to brood and ponder as well as party.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1992
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644605723
  • Catalog Number: 46057

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Patriots - Joe Zawinul (4:52)
  2. 2 South Africa - Joe Zawinul (6:41)
  3. 3 Lost Tribes - Joe Zawinul (3:47)
  4. 4 Rua Paula Freitas - Joe Zawinul (5:00)
  5. 5 Victims of the Groove - Joe Zawinul (5:12)
  6. 6 Night Clock - Joe Zawinul (6:00)
  7. 7 Afternoon - Joe Zawinul (6:16)
  8. 8 San Sebastian - Joe Zawinul (3:10)
  9. 9 In a While, in a While - Joe Zawinul (5:25)
  10. 10 Changes - Joe Zawinul (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Zawinul Syndicate Primary Artist
Joe Zawinul Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals, Kalimba, Vocoder
Randy Bernsen Guitar
Bill Summers Percussion
Gerald Veasley Bass, Vocals
Thomas "Snake" Johnson Sampling
Lori Perry Background Vocals
Carolyn Perry Background Vocals
Darlene Perry Background Vocals
Sharon Perry Background Vocals
Ivan Zawinul Sampling
Lebo M. Vocals, Chant
Abner Abbey Mariri Chant
Mike Baker Drums, Vocals
Ambition Sandqnela Chant
Bobby Thomas Jr. Flute, Drums, Vocals, Didjeridu
Technical Credits
Joe Zawinul Arranger, Producer, Computer Engineering
Dr. George Butler Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Ivan Zawinul Sound Effects, Engineer, Computer Engineering, Sample Programming
Lebo M. Arranger, Sound Effects, translation
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Frank Pedrick Cover Photo
Thomas Johnson Sample Programming
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