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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 of jazz's great long-lived groups, proved to be an incubator for several future leaders who passed in and out of the band in a never-ending series of revolving-door personnel changes. The original members of the band were Zawinul, Wayne Shorter (saxophones), Miroslav Vitous (electric bass), Airto Moreira (percussion) and Alphonse Mouzon (drums), with only Zawinul and (until 1985) Shorter remaining in place throughout the band's lifespan. Zawinul, Shorter and Moreira all had experience playing in and influencing the studio and live electric bands of Miles Davis -- and at first, WR was a direct extension of Miles' In a Silent Way/B**ches Brew period, with free-floating collective improvisation and interplay, combining elements of jazz, rock, funk, Latin and other ethnic musics.

With the release of Sweetnighter in 1972, Zawinul's influence upon the band's direction began to deepen; the groove became more important, structures were imposed upon the material (though the group continued its freewheeling interplay in live gigs). When the innovative bassist Jaco Pastorius replaced Alphonso Johnson in 1976, WR entered its most popular phase, with Pastorius becoming a flamboyant third lead voice, Shorter's sax receding into more epigrammatic form, and Zawinul rediscovering his commercial touch and sharpening his electronic sophistication. The best-selling Heavy Weather album (1977) actually served up a hit song that became a jazz standard ("Birdland"), and with the entry of Peter Erskine on drums (1978), the group finally had a stable lineup for awhile.

Contrary to accepted wisdom, the departures of Pastorius (who died tragically from injuries sustained in a beating in 1987) and Erskine in 1982 led to a recharging of WR's batteries; their replacements Victor Bailey (bass), Omar Hakim (drums), Jose Rossy and later, Mino Cinelu (percussion) were more amenable to Zawinul's deepening inclinations for Third World rhythms, sounds and textures. This edition of WR rattled off three more albums, including the outstanding Procession. But Shorter, who had gradually ceded nearly total artistic control to Zawinul, was getting restless; he took a leave of absence in 1985 and later that year, left WR for good. This Is This (1985), in which Erskine returns and Shorter plays only a limited role, was WR's swan song. Zawinul would tour in 1986 with a revamped version called Weather Update (a prelude to the keyboardist's own Zawinul Syndicate), and there was talk in 1996 about Zawinul and Shorter reuniting in the studio for a new edition of WR, but Zawinul later deflated the speculation.

Although a Weather Report reunion failed to materialize, many of the group's core members stayed busy. Zawinul continued to perform and record up until his death from a rare form of skin cancer in 2011 at age 75. Shorter also remained active, forming a highly lauded acoustic outfit with pianist Danilo Perez in the 2000s and receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. In 2015, drummer Erskine was integral in producing the four-disc Weather Report box set The Legendary Live Tapes, 1978-81, which featured previously unreleased concert recordings. ~ Richard S. Ginell
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mr. Gone

1. The Pursuit Of The Woman With The Feathered Hat

2. River People

3. Young And Fine

4. The Elders

5. Mr. Gone

6. Punk Jazz

7. Pinocchio

8. And Then

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Track List: Heavy Weather

1. Birdland

2. A Remark You Made

3. Teen Town

4. Harlequin

5. Rumba Mama

6. Palladium

7. The Juggler

8. Havona

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Track List: Black Market

1. Black Market

2. Cannon Ball

3. Gibraltar

4. Elegant People

5. Three Clowns

6. Barbary Coast

7. Herandnu

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Track List: Tale Spinnin'

1. Man In The Green Shirt

2. Lusitanos

3. Between The Thighs

4. Badia

5. Freezing Fire

6. Five Short Stories

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Track List: Mysterious Traveller

2. American Tango

3. Cucumber Slumber

4. Mysterious Traveller

5. Blackthorn Rose

6. Scarlet Woman

7. Jungle Book

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Track List: Sweetnighter

2. Manolete

3. Adios

4. 125th Street Congress

5. Will

6. Non-Stop Home

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Track List: I Sing The Body Electric

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Track List: Weather Report

1. Milky Way

2. Umbrellas

3. Seventh Arrow

4. Orange Lady

5. Morning Lake

6. Waterfall

7. Tears

8. Eurydice

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Whenever a discussion on jazz arises WEATHER REPORT rolls off my lips, one of my favorite all time ensembles!
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nyjazzfan
This group was one of the original and best jazz/rock/wo r l d fusion innovators. They brought a new exciting interesting sound to the world in the late 70s which was a pleasant alternative to all the disco or punk prevalent at the time. They were surprisingly popular for a "jazz" group at that time and in fact helped bring a new generation to the Jazz world. And yet the Jazz purists (Marsalis/Sc h a a p etc) look down their noses at them. Too bad. I think they hold up and deserve respect.
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Many,many good memories...
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This band will always be the gold standard of jazz fusion. I saw them perform live here in St.Louis, with Caravan and Fairport Convention as their opening acts back in '73. I remain to this day a true fan and hope one day to bring their music back so that the younger generation can appreciate what great artistry truly is!
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Classic!!!
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amen to the Black Market LP
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love this cut
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Jacob was a monster!
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Weather Report is the very definition of jazz fusion
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philippepelu s o
Black Market is the ultimate Jazz Fusion album of the 70's!
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Wayne Shorter.
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kevcope78
Bass bend and keyboard flow is the teats.
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a remark you made pure jaco soul poured into his hands
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Love this group and miss Jaco
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My favorite fusion band Sweetnighter turned me out
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I love their forecast. Elegant people, that's right up my alley. Brilliance.
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Jaco Pastorius you are truly missed, but good to know that your son Felix is carrying the banner of your legacy, as the new Yellowjacket s bassist! : )
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Yes, we truly miss you Jaco Pastorious!
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philippepelu s o
Black Market: best fusion album ever!
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Wonderful
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philippepelu s o
the best jazz fusion band ever!!!
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A REMARK YOU MADE
A beautiful song !!!! X
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NUBIAN SUNDANCE ROCKS !!!
FLOW all day ������
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ELEGANT PEOPLE ��
It don't get NO BETTER !!!!!
CLASSIC ����
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MEMORIES!!!! : ) : ) : )
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HARLEQUIN KICKS A** !!! X
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I miss Acuna!
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First time really listening to the track called "WILL" on the SWEETNIGHTER CD !!!! ROCKS !!!! Sweet & elegant !!! X
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Song called THE ELDERS is FLOW x
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Great WEATHER REPORT & miss you Jaco!
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My all time favorite! Let's not forget about the INCREDIBLE Bobby Thomas, Jr.----Sendi n g Big Love to All. RIP Joe, Jaco & the Lovely Maxine
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This is why God gave us the ability to listen, not simply hear
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Sunday afternoon with BADIA, my Woman & Wimbledon !!!!! Yeah X
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Truly, the best band to ever touch music. The personnel, the beat, the melodies, the little aspects of each piece that make it differ from all others. Each piece also had at least something familiar, I could never put my finger on it. Especially the album "Mr. Gone." So familiar, but I have never heard it before. I guess that is what makes a band or musician great, where they can connect and oh-so familiar music which you never had ever heard before.
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Great Jazz band!
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gwenarcadia
Yup
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alohakghi
I wish Pandora would list the musicians who are playing on each track. When album covers were around, my friends and I would constantly refer to the list of musicians to figure out who was playing on a particular song we liked. Weather Report LOVE
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I really miss this progressive style of jazz. Totally sends you over the moon....
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Boogie Woogie Waltz WOW !!!!! The whole band rocks !!!! Miroslav kicks a** :) x
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alohakghi
Where does jazz-rock fusion fit in the R&R Hall of Fame? If any group meets the induction criteria, it's WR. They were such innovators and attracted so many gifted artists. We always loved you, Jaco.
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First time pandora played Birdland, and it's not even the studio version -_-
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Me again, I just wanted to say that the Boogie Woogie Walltz will always be one of my favorite songs of all time.
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I saw WR at the Kennedy Center in DC, fanastic show.
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I was in a progressive band in '76 called Space Opera - based out of Ft. Worth. We were the warm up band for WR in Dallas in '76. What an awesome experience!!
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Astonishing how their sound deliberately evolved over the years, yet at no point was it unevolved. Each WR album marks its place in time, informed by its past while nodding toward the future.
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I was very lucky to have seen them at the Warner Theater in DC with Al Di Meola as the warm up band and the great late Jaco was on bass with WR. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I was blown away.
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damn! never had a chance to see them live. sweetnighter is the best!
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The Sweetnighter cd is a definite must have if you're a Weather Report fan !! Sooooo funky X
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Badia Is a classic !!! Weather Report forever x
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Agree on 8:30. fabulous!
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