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BLACK MARKET

Weather Report

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.02 | 262 ratings

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seabre
4 stars This album is probably Zawinul's first full out world music venture. It's a great album, slightly better than Heavy Weather I think, and most people know this as Jaco's debut with Weather Report, however, you don't really notice Jaco that much. Alphonso Johnson plays REALLY well on his final studio album with Weather Report.

Black Market - 9/10 - Catchy tune. The better, and my favorite of Zawinul's world music stuff. Synth makes it sound a little dated..other wise it'd get a 10.

Cannon Ball - 8/10 - Pretty good ballad. A tribute tune to highly influential saxophonist Cannonball Adderly. He had died fairly recently when the album first came out.

Gibraltar - 9/10 - Great tune. The beginning is beautiful...then it EXPLODES into a very interesting mix of percussion and bass.

Elegant People - 9/10 - I like this tune a lot. Very catchy for some reason, funky as hell too. If I hear this in full I can't get it out of my head.

Three Clowns - 8/10 - Definitely the low point of the album...but it's definitely better than Juggler on Weather Report's next album (Heavy Weather)..

Barbary Coast - 8/10 - It's Jaco again...he's back with some really funky bass lines this time. Pretty good tune.

Herandnu - 8/10 - Synth makes this sound a little dated..but I really like the melody a lot. Wayne does a really good job here too.

Final score - 59/70 - 4.21 stars - Final rating - 4 stars

seabre | 4/5 |

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