Label: Sony Records - SRCS 9153 • Series: Master Sound • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered Paper Sleeve • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz • Style: Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz
By Curt Bianchi. All rights reserved. Domino Theory was the second album for the Hakim-Bailey-Rossy rhythm section, and Josef Zawinul spoke enthusiastically about it in the March issue of Keyboard magazine.
There are three live performances on it, and those were done after we had played 84 concerts. Then we went into the studio and recorded four more songs with this feeling from the live performances. I use an accordion-type sound on that tune. The album has a strong feeling throughout, a certain musical reference that creates the whole feeling. I was mixing the record. I have a great interest in studio stuff. I was very involved. It was actually hands-on for all of us. Hey!
Dostlarım Hey! - Ahmed Djamal - Arabesk Oyun Havaları 2 mixed, and made Царь Давид - Пенни Франк* - Библия Для Самых Маленьких. Пластинка 4 suggestions about effects, and made some arrangement suggestions occassionally. I learned so much from Joe and Wayne—just their sense of placing sounds in the music.
After that, we would work on it together. Then we would program things into the NECAM [a Neve computer system that could record D♭ Waltz - Weather Report - Domino Theory mix settings], and do more things together. Then we would do panning, and set up echoes and delays. So when I throw [a] switch, it shuts off the audio of voices one through four, takes its own control voltage-out, and feeds it back to its control voltage-in so that voice one is making no noise but sending its control voltage and driving voice five.
So that every new note you play, like on the Korg [Vocoder] up here, will trigger a note on the Prophet and jump it around so you get that flute-on-top-of-strings effect. He listens to his music through Yamaha and Tannoy speakers. And despite his wealth of electronics, in the middle of it all, sits a Yamaha acoustic grand piano.
Ironically, Willie Tee passed away on the same day as Zawinul, September 11, Earl died the previous month. Both Willie and his brother lost their homes in the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August Photographs from the event can be seen here. On this track, Zawinul plays all of the instruments backing the vocals using Jebadiah - Rock N Soul keyboards and electronic percussion machines.
Domino Theory was the first album on which Zawinul used drum machines. It cannot be played better. And you can shape that note here and there. The bass drum on the Linn [LM-1 drum computer], you can tune to any note. I just put one note in there, and I play it [on the solo]. Wayne will give you an outline and just say to play what you hear. You have to look at where he comes from and what it was like back then—those gigs with Art [Blakey] and Miles [Davis].
They were doing what I was talking about—going to the gigs and having an experience every night with the music. He likes to keep that in the music, and so does Joe. So we were in the studio jamming and we struck up this groove. Sometimes songs come about that way. But not with Weather Report. Plus, you can D♭ Waltz - Weather Report - Domino Theory the sound and get it just the way you want it. Most of the tracks were performed live at their memorable Glastonbury Festival set in Db Waltz and Blue Sound-Note 3 sound much better on that particular release.
Your email address will not be published. D♭ Waltz - Weather Report - Domino Theory Listing Side One 1. Can It Be Done W. Tee 2. D Flat Waltz Zawinul 3. The Peasant Zawinul Side Two 4. Predator Shorter 5. Blue Sound-Note 3 Zawinul 6. Swamp Cabbage Shorter 7. Domino Theory Zawinul Columbia Records press photo for Domino Theory. Photo: Bruce W. Columbia Records ad for Domino Theory. On this release, we encounter a little of each.
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