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Weather Report


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.62 | 210 ratings

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3 stars Commercially most successful Weather Report's album, and I can name it "Jaco's Weather Report's" album. If you will compare this music with few first ban's albums, you will hear a big difference. All the atmosphere of experimentation, innovations is gone, and you have here just a comfortable jazz and pop-jazz-fusion, with almost big bandish sound, deep bass and simplistic electronic keyboards.

This orchestral feeling without doubt came with Jaco Pastorius, who was a big orchestral music lover for years ( happily, some other his recordings with orchestras are far more innovative). If Miroslav Vitous was competent bassist, but stayed a bit in a shadow, Jaco bring bass front man concept, but at the same way he finally destroyed all experimental band's spirit.

Yes, it is pleasant music of good quality, but Latin jazz, pop-jazz tunes and be-bop arrangements sound better in seaside resorts summer clubs, than associates with progressive fusion.

2,5 only, but because of my respect to their great previous works, rounded to 3.

snobb | 3/5 |


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