Even into his 70s Joe Zawinul remains one of the most vital musician around. From his work in the 60s with Cannonball Addlerly to his inspirational turn with Miles Davis, the awesome legacy of Weather Report and his own unique groove heavy world-fusion Zawinul remains one of the jazz's most inpsirational figures. VIENNA NIGHTS allows US to captrue that experience. Recorded over two weeks at Zawinul's own club Birdland in Vienna, it captures Zawinul's band in typically blistering form and features a host of great names as friends dropped by to help celebrate the club and the man himself. The recording featur newversions of Zawinul's classic plus some great new songs.