Entertainment Weekly - p.75
"[H]e breathes fresh life into Weather Report classics and the gem he penned for Miles Davis..." -- Grade: A
Down Beat - p.624 stars out of 5
-- "Zawinul's formidable keyboard skills plus Vince Mendoza's arrangements, a superb rhythms section and a powerhouse big band add up to a gem."
JazzTimes - p.79
"Credit goes to all for creating a rarity -- a big band recording that grooves."
Personnel: Joe Zawinul (keyboards, vocoder); Victor Bailey (bass guitar); Nathaniel Townsley (drums); Alex Acu¤a (percussion).
Additional personnel: Koji Paul Shigihara (guitar); Paul Heller, Olivier Peters (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, drum); Heiner Wiberny (flute, soprano saxophone, acoustic bass, drum); Karolina Strassmeyer (flute, acoustic bass, drum); Jens Neufang (baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, bass drum); Rob Bruynen, Kenny Rampton, John Marshall , Klaus Osterloh, Andy Haderer (trumpet, flugelhorn); Mattis Cederberg (trombone, bass trombone); Bernt Laukamp, Ludwig Nuss, Dave Horler (trombone); WDR Big Band.
The founder of the pioneering jazz fusion band Weather Report, the keyboard player Joe Zawinul, returns to that outfit's back catalogue in this live set recorded at his own Prague nightclub, with orchestrated versions of classics such as "A Remark You Made," "Black Market," and "Night Passage."