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Weather Report


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.74 | 130 ratings

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3 stars The content and the meaning of this album will exactly show an important position for Weather Report as time of the revolution. In the establishment of new Jazz/Fusion by Jazz and the computerization that Miles davis in the 70's showed, it is the well-known facts to have influenced a derivative musician and the band in no small way. And, it might have been time of which the color of Joe Zawinul had gone out little by little at the same time as the music characters' being united in a good meaning for the album at time when it worked as Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter had each idea for Weather Report. Those elements remarkably appear to the work as directionality and an index in music since the debut. And, it might be also correct that the meaning of this album was a material concerning the establishment of one style for the band.

I will be able to hear the revolution as some respects and bands when thinking mainly about this album for directionality and the idea of the music that Weather Report thought about. It is not an exaggeration to say that the band that uses a methodology that is the nearest from the index of Miles Davis as a music character at the debut this time is this Weather report. And, it is in the point with busy of the rhythm of Funk and the established rhythm as an expression method as a direction of them of the point that reaches this album. The rhythm that can be listened by "Boogie Woogie Waltz" and "125th Street Congress" might be obviously proof of the revolution of the band and the directionality intentionally introduced. And, the election of the musician who is related to the recording of the album as the constitution of the band will be able to be enumerated as a material of the revolution. This flow is pushed and the intention of the band that tried to recommend it appears remarkably in the tune. The existence of Andrew White known on business of The 5th Dimension might show the intention of the work. The intention judged not to be suitable for the color of the band of Miroslav Vitous back might be in this respect, too. Groping and the revolution had appeared remarkably in this album.

As the point of this album, the diversity of Percussion might be a point important as the content of the album. The existence of Percussion is one of the indispensable parts for Weather Report. The element of Groove as the band has strengthened a little. These parts might be the parts established enough even if it considers it as an element of their works.

And, it has the part where the element of the sound almost made electronic was strongly shown. And, the point that has succeeded at the same time in establishing the style as a music character of Weather Report will rise. The flow of the tune with the anacatesthesia of "Manolete" and "Will" can discover the establishment of the style and the change in the point to make the tune. The performance of Wayne Shorter that completely acquires the concept of soprano Sax can be discovered by the melody that "Manolete" is beautiful. And, I can feel the flow as the part in the route of the following work as for the rhythm and the composition where the dash feeling of "Non-Stop Home" that remarkably shows the revolution of the band overflows.

The work at popular time in the listener will be able to talk about the history of the band enough even if the flow of the back and forth is exactly chased from this album. It might be also possible to use this album as initial division in the work of Weather Report revolutionized from an initial work. And, it is likely do not to have to worry about those parts even with a loose a few impressions if purely talking about the development of music.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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