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Album Review

Like the weather itself, this band would assume a new shape with virtually every release — and this album, half recorded in the studio and half live in Tokyo, set the pattern of change. Exit Airto Moreira and Alphonse Mouzon; enter percussionist Dom Um Romao, drummer Eric Gravatt, and a slew of cameo guests like guitarist Ralph Towner, flutist Hubert Laws, and others. The studio tracks are more biting, more ethnically diverse in influence, and more laden with electronic effects and grandiose structural complexities than before. The live material (heard in full on the import Live in Tokyo) is even fiercer and showcases for the first time some of the tremendous drive WR was capable of, though it doesn't give you much of an idea of its stream of consciousness nature. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Simply Beautiful!

Truly original / experimental and far reaching music that is filled with beauty..... Seems such a long way from our current 'quick hit' culture - more in line with the modernism of Picasso - finding new shapes and forms : typical of the twentieth century. So, 'from the past' but still light years ahead of us. Don't expect it to reveal all its beauty and melody in a few listens - give it a lifetime!!


Formed: 1970

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s

Weather Report started out as a jazz equivalent of what the rock world in 1970 was calling a "supergroup." But unlike most of the rock supergroups, this one not only kept going for a good 15 years, it more than lived up to its billing, practically defining the state of the jazz-rock art throughout almost all of its run. Weather Report also anticipated and contributed to the North American interest in world music rhythms and structures, prodded by keyboardist/co-founder Joe Zawinul. And WR, like many...
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  • £5.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Fusion
  • Released: 1972

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