Live performance and documentary about the legendary band, following their rise to fame and fortune, and the history of their unconventional music.
Following two studio recordings, this impressive band hit the road and cut this session with keyboardist George Duke. Their encounter provided for an uneven, but infectious, recording. "Hip Pockets," composed by Cobham, and "Ivory Tattoo," composed by Scofield, begin the session with some intense playing. Things get a bit goofy with "Space Lady" (a song which probably worked better live), and a bit melodramatic with "Almustafa the Beloved."
En Ciertos Momentos / In certi momenti (At Certain Times) is the third album by Italian pop/rock singer Eros Ramazzotti, produced by Piero Cassano and released in 1987 on the BMG label. The decision was taken not to release any singles from In certi momenti in the domestic Italian market, although "La luce buona delle stelle" was released in other European territories. This track features the first of many vocal collaborations between Ramazzotti and other singers, in this case English singer/actress Patsy Kensit. In certi momenti topped the Italian Albums chart, selling 800,000 copies, while global sales currently stand at 3,000,000.
This DVD project came together when during a break in the touring of the "Marathon World Tour". The Band started to review the untold hours of video and thousands of photos from the tour. None of the video or photos had been shot with the intention of a DVD in mind but after reviewing all of this, the possibility was raised and the editing began. On this "Bootleg DVD" you see the band in true live form, in fact there are no corrections or overdubs on this show, many of the times the band did not even have the knowledge that the camera had been rolling until after the show was complete. The "Marathon World Tour" has covered over dozen countries and more shows than the band has performed in several years.
This version of the Zawinul Syndicate could swing harder than any Zawinul-led unit since the heyday of Weather Report, as this two-CD set – taken from three concerts in Berlin and Trier, Germany – triumphantly illustrates. Small wonder, for the lineup of the Syndicate looks almost like a Weather Report alumni gathering, with Zawinul, the brilliant percussionist Manolo Badrena from the 1977 Heavy Weather band, and bassist Victor Bailey, from the great '80s global-funk edition forming a quorum, with Paco Sery on drums and Gary Poulson on guitar filling out the ranks.