Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller

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Mysterious Traveller is the fourth studio album by the jazz and jazz fusion ensemble Weather Report and was released in 1974. This was their final recording with founding bassist Miroslav Vitouš, who left due to creative differences. Vitouš was replaced by Alphonso Johnson. Another addition to the line-up is drummer Ishmael Wilburn. Greg Errico was the drummer for the tour between the previously released Sweetnighter and this album, but declined an invitation to be a permanent member of the band.


Joe Zawinul – electric and acoustic piano, synthesizer, guitar, kalimba, organ, tamboura, clay drum, tack piano, melodica
Wayne Shorter – soprano & tenor saxophone, tack piano
Miroslav Vitouš – acoustic bass (tracks 2 and 8)
Alphonso Johnson – bass guitar
Ishmael Wilburn – drums
Skip Hadden – drums (tracks 1 & 4)
Dom Um Romão – percussions, drums

Guest musicians:

Ray Barretto – percussion (track 3)
Muruga Booker – percussion (track 1)
Steve Little – timpani (track 6)
Don Ashworth – ocarinas & woodwinds (track 7)
Isacoff – tabla, finger cymbals (track 7)
Edna Wright – vocals (track 1)
Marti McCall – vocals (track 1)
Jessica Smith – vocals (track 1)
James Gilstrap – vocals (track 1)
Billie Barnum – vocals (track 1)