Mr. Gone

Mr. Gone

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by Weather Report
     
 

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On Mr. Gone, Weather Report becomes merely a cover name for a Joe Zawinul/Jaco Pastorius jazz
ock/funk record production, with several guest drummers (Steve Gadd, Tony Williams, Peter Erskine), no resident percussionist, and Wayne Shorter as a

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On Mr. Gone, Weather Report becomes merely a cover name for a Joe Zawinul/Jaco Pastorius jazz
ock/funk record production, with several guest drummers (Steve Gadd, Tony Williams, Peter Erskine), no resident percussionist, and Wayne Shorter as a still-potent solo saxophone threat. This album was denounced in its time as a sellout, probably on the reputation of Jaco's pulsating "River People," which is as close as WR ever came to outright disco. But there is lots of diversity and adventure here, as the creative core of the band uses the latest electronics to push out the boundaries of sound while maintaining tight control over structure. "The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat" is quintessential Zawinul; the Third World-centered groove is everything, no chord changes to impede this rush of layered electronics, percussion, and voices. Shorter's spare "The Elders" flirts with the electronic avant-garde and he retrofits his Miles Davis-era "Pinocchio" in rapid-fire electro-acoustic garb. In other words, the multi-flavored WR stew continues to cook at a fine boil.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972428529
catalogNumber:
724285
Rank:
27085

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Weather Report   Primary Artist
Deniece Williams   Vocals
Maurice White   Vocals
Peter Erskine   Cymbals,Drums,Vocals,Hi Hat
Jon Lucien   Vocals
Jaco Pastorius   Bass,Drums,Timbales,Vocals
Wayne Shorter   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Tony Williams   Drums
Joe Zawinul   Synthesizer,Piano,Cymbals,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Melodica,Kalimba,Bells,ARP,sleigh bells,Hi Hat
Manolo Badrena   Percussion,Vocals
Steve Gadd   Drums

Technical Credits

Jaco Pastorius   Producer
Joe Zawinul   Producer
Alex Kazanegras   Engineer
David Mancini   Engineer
Mark Wilder   Remixing
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Lou Beach   Artwork

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Mr. Gone 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The compositions in this album are excellent. While it is debatable this is WR's ''Sellout album'' I still enjoy it nonetheless. River People gets a lot of flack buts its a neat tune!! Overall, its not WR's best (NOTHING will ever beat Black Market, the greatest album ever!!) but its definitely not their worst. I'd reccomend it to anyone who says they like WR and their work. You'll be singing ''Punk Jazz'' for a while!!