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I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC

Weather Report

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.78 | 106 ratings

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snobb
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5 stars Second Weather Report album is interesting in it's construction: the first LP side is usual studio recording ,and the second - live in Japan recording. So, it's as two in one, showing two different sides of that band.

So, side A is free-jazz fusion, similar to debut album. Drum/percussion section is changed, Airto Moreira and Mouzon both left, but you can't feel big difference in sound because of it. In fact, it's the same free-jazz based fusion with soloing Shorter sax and Zawinul electric keyboards. And again, this music is placed far from usual fusion of RTF or Mahavishnu Orchestra sound. In fact, it's free jazz with some rock elements ( not too much), I can say that this music is more connected with Zappa's avantgarde sounds, than with classic jazz-rock fusion. Sound is perfect, and all compositions sound fresh even now!

Side B is much more energized, with stronger rhythm and drive. In fact, the band shows more jazz-rock fusion sound during live show. But again, the sound is cold, clear and very characteristic.

Possibly, the best WR album ever. I think everyone interested in free-jazz, avant-jazz or experimental fusion will love it. But that album could be too unusual for more mainstream jazz- rock fusion fans. Don't recommended to those hating modern jazz.

snobb | 5/5 |

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