Live in Tokyo (Weather Report album)

Live in Tokyo is the third release, and first live album by Weather Report, and was initially released on CBS Records in Japan only. Available in the United States as an import, it was reissued by Wounded Bird Records for the U.S. in 2014. Recording took place on January 13, 1972, one of five sold-out concerts played in Japan during that January. I Sing the Body Electric (1972) contained several tracks that were edited for the studio album, but can be heard as they were performed, in their entirety, on this live album.

Live in Tokyo
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Live album by
ReleasedMay 1, 1972
RecordedJanuary 13, 1972
VenueShibuya Kokaido Hall, Tokyo, Japan
GenreJazz fusion, free jazz
Length88:29
LabelColumbia
ProducerJoe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter
Weather Report chronology
I Sing the Body Electric
(1972)
Live in Tokyo
(1972)
Sweetnighter
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings4/4 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. Medley: "Vertical Invader" (Joe Zawinul) / "Seventh Arrow" (Miroslav Vitouš) / "T.H." (Vitouš) / "Doctor Honoris Causa" (Zawinul) – 26:14
  2. Medley: "Surucucú" (Wayne Shorter) / "Lost" (Shorter) / "Early Minor" (Zawinul) / "Directions" (Zawinul) – 19:19
  3. "Orange Lady" (Zawinul) – 18:14
  4. Medley: "Eurydice" / "The Moors" (Shorter) – 13:49
  5. Medley: "Tears" (Shorter) / "Umbrellas" (Shorter, Zawinul) – 10:54

PersonnelEdit

Technical
  • Susumu Satoh – engineer
  • Eiko Ishioka, Yoshio Nakanishi — cover design

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Weather Report - Live in Tokyo (1972) album review, credits & releases | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1474. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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