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Weather Report’s Tale Spinnin’ Album to Be Reissued

Tale Spinnin’, the 1975 album from the pioneering jazz fusion group Weather Report, will be reissued by the indie Iconoclassic label on Feb. 17. The album, which features keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Alphonso Johnson, drummer Leon “Ndugu” Chancler and percussionist Alyrio Lima, was the group’s first entry into the Billboard Top 40 chart. The reissue includes all of the original LP package elements (including Robert Hurwitz’s liner notes), and adds a newly written 1,300 word essay by Zawinul biographer Curt Bianchi based on current interviews with Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, and Ndugu. For more info go to Iconoclassic Records.

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