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Weather Report Procession (1983)

Weather Report - Procession (1983) {Columbia} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 17, 2014
Weather Report - Procession (1983) {Columbia} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Procession (1983) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

A new Weather Report lineup makes its debut here, with Victor Bailey filling Jaco Pastorius' shoes, Omar Hakim on drums, Jose Rossy on percussion, and Joe Zawinul now thoroughly in charge. But contrary to the conventional wisdom which claims that WR went downhill after the departure of Pastorius/Erskine, the new lineup actually recharged WR's creative batteries; the material here is superior to that of the previous two albums at least. Bailey, while not Jaco's technical equal, is mobile enough to project through the texture, and Hakim has the versatility and swinging Third World rhythmic influences that must have appealed to Zawinul. "Procession" itself is a masterly Zawinul tone poem, with moody electronics and voices building to an emotional crescendo and ebbing away, a high point in WR's output.
Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30).

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2013
Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 935MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30).

Weather Report - Domino Theory (1984) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 3, 2012
Weather Report - Domino Theory (1984) [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Domino Theory (1984) {CBS 25839}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 318 MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Here's more proof that Weather Report actually became a more potent, life-affirming musical force after the departures of its best-known sidemen. Things begin on an oddly commercial note with a pop song "Can It Be Done," sung by Carl Anderson, that actually lays out Weather Report's credo, searching for sounds never heard before. Then Joe Zawinul and company get down to business with the funky "D-Flat Waltz," marked by Omar Hakim's flamboyantly complex drumming. Zawinul's synthesizer textures become thicker and more flexible with the help of newly-introduced digital instruments, and the funk element in general becomes more pronounced than on any record since Tale Spinnin'.

Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 6, 2011
Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}

Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}
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© 2011 Art Of Groove / WDR | AOG 80052 CD
Jazz / Fusion

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Weather Report the Zawinul estate is proud to release this live document of the band's performance in Cologne, Germany, on May 13th, 1983. This is the first time that this wonderful concert has been available and it's released simultaneously on 2CD. By this time leaders Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter had produced some of the most innovative and best selling jazz of the 1970's, often in the company of some of the foremost musicians of that time including Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine. By 1983 this bass and drums team had departed and Zawinul and Shorter completely refashioned the band bringing on board a new, younger, rhythm section including Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim and Jose Rossy.

Weather Report - Live in Offenbach 1978 (2011)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Aug. 25, 2011
Weather Report - Live in Offenbach 1978 (2011)

Weather Report - Live in Offenbach 1978 (2011)
DVD-9 | Runtime: 130 min. | 7,68 GB | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, MPEG Video at 6 565 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM at 1 536 Kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Art of Groove

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Weather Report the Zawinul estate is proud to release this live DVD document of the band's performance in Offenbach, Germany, on September 29th, 1978.
The recording features arguably the most individual group ever to mix elements of jazz, rock and electronics and they're captured here at their absolute best.
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/176,4]

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 37:50 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Heavy Weather" is the landmark recording by Weather Report. It is their bestselling album of all time and was voted by Downbeat magazine as the “Jazz Album of the Year.” In 2011, the album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. This seminal classic includes the remarkable hits “Birdland,” “Teen Town” and “A Remark You Made.” It remains one of Columbia’s bestselling jazz albums.
Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}
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© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4229~30
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas".
Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4228}

Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4228}
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© 1973, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4228
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Right from the start, a vastly different Weather Report emerges here, one that reflects co-leader Joe Zawinul's developing obsession with the groove. It is the groove that rules this mesmerizing album, leading off with the irresistible 3/4 marathon deceptively tagged as the "Boogie Woogie Waltz" and proceeding through a variety of Latin-grounded hip-shakers. It is a record of discovery for Zawinul, who augments his Rhodes electric piano with a funky wah-wah pedal, unveils the ARP synthesizer as a melodic instrument and sound-effects device, and often coasts along on one chord.
Weather Report - I Sing The Body Electric (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4227}

Weather Report - I Sing The Body Electric (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4227}
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© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4227
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Beautiful early work from Weather Report – one of the finest statements ever uttered by group, and a set that's got a bit more soul and warmth than their first album! The lineup's changed slightly at this point – still Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and Miroslav Vitous on bass – but Eric Gravatt has replaced Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Dom Um Romao's taken over for Airto on percussion – giving the record an even earthier feel at times!