A Robert Collins Master Recording.

Artist / Title: The Zawinul Syndicate
Date September 02, 1999
Location: Yoshi's, Oakland, California
Seats: Table-36 (Dead Center)
Deck: Panasonic SV-255 (DAT)
Mics: Neumann KM-140
Source: DAT: Master Tape, 2-Mic Stereo
Sample Rate 48Khz, 16-bit (FLAC)
Rating: A+
Length: 85 Minutes

Also Included * 44.1Khz, 16-bit (CD) (FLAC)
* Ticket stub
* Tape case picture
* Seating chart
* Joe Zawinul Autograph from the 1997 show


Josef Zawinul Keyboards, Vocals
Gary Poulson Guitar
Victor Bailey Bass Guitar, Vocals
Karim Ziad Drums, Vocals
Manolo Badrena Percussion, Vocals


About this recording:
For the third year in a row, Joe brings nearly the same lineup to Yoshi's Oakland,
with only the drummer changing each year. This was a great show and tried on some
new material.

The recording itself is a solid A+ rating. To me, that means it sounds better than
a commercial product. This recording is crystal clear, and has a full 60+ decibels
of dynamic range. No equalization or compression was added. I only made sonic edits
to remove microphone noise, coughs, and sneezes during the most delicate moments.
Otherwise, this recording is exactly what I captured the night of the show.

Since DAT records 48Khz, there will not be a 96Khz version offered. Instead, both
48Khz, and 44.1Khz (CD) versions of the show are in this one download.


Weather Report Memorial Concert Series
This has been long overdue, and will still take a while to complete.
I wanted to release all of my Weather Report, Wayne Shorter, and Jaco
Pastorius recordings as part of a "Memorial" to Weather Report and its
members. Some of these recordings were given to friends many years ago, but
most have never had a proper mastering or released. So to most people, I
think these will be completely new recordings. And when you see how many of
them and how good the recording quality and show quality is, then you'll
probably ask: WTF...why haven't these ever been released? Answer is
simple: time. I knew releasing this many previously unreleased recordings
was going to take a lot of time.

Some people may have copies of these one or more generations down from the
master. All of these will be coming to you directly from the master

Here's what to expect in the series, and in the order to be released:

Date Artist Venue Recording Show Release status
1980-02-29 Weather Report Perkins Palace, Pasadena California B A- Previously unreleased
1981-06-21 Weather Report Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California A- A Previously unreleased
1982-06-01 Weather Report Starlight Bowl, San Diago California A A+ Previously unreleased
1982-06-19 Weather Report Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California B/B+ B+ Previously unreleased
1983-04-15 Weather Report Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City California A/A- A Previously unreleased
1984-06-16 Weather Report Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California B B+ Previously unreleased
1986-09-27 Weather Update Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California A / A- A Previously Unreleased
1988-07-08 Zawinul Syndicate Hollywood Palace, Hollywood California B+ B+ Previously unreleased
1990-08/25 Zawinul Syndicate Concord Pavilion, Concord California A- TBD Previously unreleased
1997-08-31 Zawinul Syndicate Yoshi's, Oakland California A+ A Previously unreleased
1998-09-12 Zawinul Syndicate Yoshi's, Oakland California A+ B+ Previously unreleased
1999-09-02 Zawinul Syndicate Yoshi's, Oakland California A+ A- Previously unreleased
2000-05-06 Zawinul Syndicate Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco California A- TBD Previously unreleased
1979-09-16 Joni Mitchell Greek Theatre, Los Angeles California B+ A Remastered
1982-01-10 Jaco Pastorius Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles California A- A- Remastered
1982-04-15 Jaco Pastorius Rissmiller Country Club, Reseda California B+ A- Previously unreleased
1983-11-20 Jaco Pastorius Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles, California A TBD Previously unreleased
1984-06-17 Jaco Pastorius Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California A Note* Previously unreleased
1997-09-04 Hancock / Shorter Villa Montalvo Mountain Winery, Saratoga California A- A- Re-seed

Note: This is the "rumored" Jaco recording written about in a Jaco biography.
The author writes about a "rumored" recording made at the Playboy Jazz Festival
when Jaco tore the stage apart and his own musicians eventually refused to play
for him. Playboy Jazz promoters eventually turned the stage on Jaco to put an
end to his set. This is the recording referenced in the book. It's


AUD> Panasonic SV-255
---> Sony PCM-R700 (Playback)
---> iZotope RX-Advanced (spectral editing)
---> iZotope RX-Advanced (downsample, dither)
---> CD Architect (CD Audio)
---> EAC
---> FLAC


Sound Samples:
Sample-1 (Lost Tribes):

Sample-2 (Unknown-05):

Sample-3 (Louange):


Song List:
Start End Length Name
------------ ------------ ------------ --------------------------
00:00:00.000 00:03:33.930 00:03:33.930 Intro To A Mighty Theme
00:03:33.930 00:12:00.661 00:08:26.731 Lost Tribes
00:12:00.661 00:22:30.168 00:10:29.506 Two Lines
00:22:30.168 00:28:24.186 00:05:54.018 Sunday Morning - Sunday Evening
00:28:24.186 00:38:09.444 00:09:45.259 Unknown 05
00:38:09.444 00:40:03.500 00:01:54.056 Manolo Solo
00:40:03.500 00:42:53.793 00:02:50.293 Asi Trabajamos

Start End Length Name
------------ ------------ ------------ --------------------------
00:00:00.000 00:07:01.883 00:07:01.883 Bimoya
00:07:01.883 00:11:53.585 00:04:51.702 Band Introductions
00:11:53.585 00:13:28.581 00:01:34.996 Bimoya (Reprise)
00:13:28.581 00:20:23.497 00:06:54.916 Louange
00:20:23.497 00:22:58.623 00:02:35.126 Continuum (Jaco Tribute)
00:22:58.623 00:35:14.625 00:12:16.002 Madagascar
00:35:14.625 00:36:56.845 00:01:42.220 Three Postcards
00:36:56.845 00:41:47.814 00:04:50.969 Carnavalito

Images for all shows as well as full size images for this show.

Images for this show:

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