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Weather Report


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.09 | 96 ratings

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3 stars The fact to which two people (Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter) had pulled the band as a leader of the bicephalic was a joyous occasion for the fan. Directionality that Jazz/Fusion is new might have been produced as a certain part by grace of musicians who were related to the band as for the idea and two performances that had done. It might be a little difficult to enumerate a favorite work for the fan of Weather Report. The sense that musicians who are related to the band by the work concentrate and is performed is transmitted enough to the listener.

"8:30" of the live album announced as a work that tells the activity of the Weather Report in 1979 is existence of the band as a live album including a new song at that time. The future of the band that faces it ..content to have a presentiment.. has been finished to the 80's. It was a content of the compilation that offered the listener the directionality of the music that the band had done till then enough in this live album.

Elements of musical instruments that multiplied at latter term in the middle of the 70's and were made electronic for the item of Jazz/Fusion might be established, various musicians challenge, and the idea produced while groping become basic of Jazz/Fusion enough. It will not be an exaggeration to say that they are those pioneers for Weather Report of course.

Fact that Herbie Hancock made electronic as important flow in the 70's attached importance to recurrences such as Trio and V.S.O.P. to acoustic part. Or, wonderful of those music is recognized again. And, Wayne Shorter to establish the activity with Weather Report enough is related. People might temporarily have had time when the upsurge to an acoustic part had been recognized again. However, many of the performance and the idea that Weather Report had done might have contained a universal factor as a style.

The band that reached a certain kind of top in "8:30" naturally rushed into the 80's. The form and the idea of the band reigned as existence that exactly showed an important position in the world of Jazz/Fusion. The line of the rhythm of Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine is established enough and might show the music in the 80's that the band thinks about enough in this album. It is likely to be able to catch as one of the albums by which this album built the bridge from the 70's to the 80's for the item of Jazz/Fusion if it considers it from the respect.

Might it expect in the idea based on the rhythm of the shuffle of "Night Passage" and the listener have been expecting it of Weather Report in the 80's that the band thought about. Or, a universal band of "Dream Clock" creates and a beautiful melody. "Port Of Entry" impressive fast Passage that Wayne Shorter composed. And, the listener is invited to the crucible of the excitement "Fast City". "Three Views Of A Secret" in the tune of Weather report by Jaco famous as one of the masterpieces.

The form of the band had been established enough and the listener might have imagined the future of the band. And, the band rushes into by centering on this album in the 80's. The form of music is indeed revolutionized for Weather Report. However, the style might succeed in musicians' who are related to the work at the same time as consistent having the idea's being splendidly made an embodiment.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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