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HEAVY WEATHER

Weather Report

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.68 | 182 ratings

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Zitro
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3 stars 3.5 Stars.

This is clearly a great jazz album but I miss the adventure of it. I really loved it at first spin, but I have to conclude that this is very simplistic jazz/fusion. If you like relaxing jazz-rock with the BASS GOD (Jaco Pastorius), then this is for you. Jaco Pastorius is indeed a brilliant fretless bass player who made some bass virtuosos like Jonas Reingold (Flower Kings) and Pedro Aznar (Pat Metheny and Seru Giran) sound exactly like him.

Birdland is easily my favourity track in the album, even if it is the most commercial. It is just so damn catchy. I love the melody! "A remark You Made" is laid back and a little slow, but you can get to hear JAco Pastorius' lovely bass sound. There are also synthesizers present. The short "Teen Town" is a spot allowed for Jaco Pastorius. Bass freaks should listen to this track. Harlequin and Juggler are softer tracks while Paladium is fast paced, and Rumba Mama is a drum solo ruined by some irritating Spanish vocals. Havona has amazing bass playing, especially at the end.

Highlights: Birdland, Teen Town, Havona

Letdowns: None

My Grade : B/C

Zitro | 3/5 |

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