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CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WEATHER REPORT

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars The rumor to which Weather report was formed again in around 1996 had run as news in the world. It was making them get excited and not bad news for the fan that Jazz/Fusion loved as for the fan of Weather Report to say nothing of these. And, because the talk extended also to musicians who are related to the band for the re-formation, the rumor has gradually worn reality.

At that time, Weather Report started certainly surfacing partly because of the remark of various musicians for the news of the re-formation of the band. Information on experimental recording by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. Or, at that time, the band certainly said that they would form again according to the remark of active Paco Sery in the Zawinul syndicate. Moreover, declaredly that the member of the band that formed again was Zawinul, Shorter, Sery, and Acuna.

And, Marcus Miller also made remarks on the rumor of the re-formation of the band. 「As for it, if Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter gather again, I feel the doubt and the rumor. However, I hope in the resolution that throws away my career if I receive the request from the band. 」 And, it was made remarks that the best version of "Birdland" was a sound source of "8:30" in the interview in Joe Zawinul. However, the album that changed shape as a result in passage where the rumor was called and was put on the market might have been this work in the rumor. However, the technology and the idea of the musician who always shows deference to the music of strong zeal and Weather Report might be reflected enough in the tune in this album that is gathered by the musician who loves music of the musician and the band that is related to Weather Report and completed. And, it will have been a result of wonderful work by one musician that bore the process for making the album that performed the tune of Weather Report.

Keyboard player's Jason Miles is a keyboard player. And, it is a musician who is well versed in the programming of the sound source. After music was come across for a long time with Marcus Miller in 1984 relations and it worked, he was related to work with various musicians. Furthermore, the role as the composer and the arranger is acquired enough and the talent is shown.

The work of the production of the album will be left to Jason Miles in 1998. The album was Solo Album of Jay Beckenstein of the leader of Spyro Gyra. Jay Beckenstein hoped to collect "Birdland" of Weather Report to own album. It is said that the tune is immediately arranged and Jason Miles was submitted to Jay Beckenstein. Jay Beckenstein was decided to liking very and the collection of the arrangement of the tune. And, Jay Beckenstein made remarks on Jason Miles. No one made the album that copied the tune of "Weather Report. It was said that this remark had deeply affected the mind of Jason Miles. The demo tape was immediately produced and it promoted the sales of Jason Miles to the recording label. A good reaction was not so obtained. It is said that Jason Miles had received the report from "TELARC" in the passage. TELARC had the musician who participated in the recording of this album and all members had the doubt whether it was possible to collect. However, it is said that Jason Miles answered that it can meet the requirement. This flow was received and Jason Miles succeeded in challenging finish of these ratios of the respect to Weather Report of music in the positive fact simultaneously. And, the brilliant performance is developed as various musicians who participated in the recording of this album also answer zeal and the respect of Jason Miles.

The album bears A cooking stove by Jason Miles and does the election of the tune and the member's election. A lot of elections of the tune have been taken out of a mid-term work of Weather Report. It is a part of a certain kind of Improvisation as the charm of Weather Report. And, it is said that there was a part where the tune cannot be faithfully reproduced. However, the arrangement that Jason Miles did has the point to have reflected the idea and the arrangement in the tune giving priority to the singing of each musician with musical instruments.

"Birdland" is collected to "Heavy Weather". The Vocal programming of Take 6 by Jason Miles is made good use of. Respectfully of a picking of harmonics of the guitar by Chuck Loeb and cool Ad-Rib in Jaco. mightSolo of the guitar mixes individuality while faithfully reproducing the original.

"Elegant People" is collected to "Black Market". The theme of a glossy keyboard might be original faithful. Will Lee and Dennis Chambers have gone in the section of the rhythm. An exactly straight, hard rhythm is produced. And, a melody and individuality original as for Sax of Michael Brecker are laced.

"Badia" is collected to "Tale Spinnin'". The flow shifted to the arrangement to emphasize the rhythm from the original will feel a taste different from the original. The impression that listens easily overall might be given. Jon Patitucci and Vinnie Colaiuta take charge of the section of the steady rhythm. These sections might be combined and it be unusual a little more. Atmosphere with a good arrangement of the chorus by Mary Fahl is caused. Ensemble by each musician progresses with hardening of individuality pushing the melody with the atmosphere of the Middle East out ahead.

"Young and Fine" is collected to "Mr.Gone". An almost original theme is used. It is Sax of Aaron Heick and steel Pans of Andy Narell that pulls the melody that becomes a subject. The melody of steel Pans indeed contributes to the tune. It might be a familiar, for fan by this tune deep tune. Jason Miles might have made a good proposal for good selection.

"Cannonball" is collected to "Black Market". The theme of Sax of David Sanborn is original faithful. And, the rhythm section of Omar Hakim and Victor Bailey is working well as a member who exactly built the music of Weather Report. The part of Coda of the tune is reproduced almost faithfully.

"Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat" is collected to "Mr.Gone". The sense of Jason Miles that appoints Steve Gadd to the drum of this tune might be really good. It shows deference to the music of the band and the history exactly. The arrangement of the keyboard might lead the tune to a new part further. The refined arrangement gives a good impression.

"Mysterious Traveller" is collected to "Mysterious Traveller". It starts from the sound of the refined keyboard and the rhythms of a few Funk are expressed with the rhythm box. Original atmosphere in the 70's is refined. However, the theme is reproduced with the piano. The melody and the tune of unique Sax of Arron Heick, Ensure..tune..defend.

"Harlequin" is collected to "Heavy Weather". Jay Beckenstein has been appointed to the Sax player. And, a melody piano, that Joe Sample is good continues atmosphere. The arrangement by Jason Miles might succeed.

"Man in the green shirt" is collected to "Tale Spinnin'". The tempo of the tune is dropped a little compared with the original and it is performed. The theme of steel Pans of Andy Narell twines round the rhythm to which Vinnie Colaiuta is surely steady. However, the tune is almost original faithful.

"Palladium" is collected to "Heavy Weather". The performance that reproduces a surely original theme from the theme of a gentle keyboard might be splendid. It is a trumpet of Randy Brecker that pulls the melody of the theme. And, Solo of the trumpet is placed and the sample of Vocal of Take 6 appears. The rising part in the middle reaches the peak and shifts to the second theme. The trumpet plays an exactly moving melody.

"Cucumber Slumber" is collected to "Mysterious Traveller". The guitar of John Scofield twines round the performance of Marcus Miller that faithfully reproduces the line of original Bass. They might exactly have individuality. The arrangement of the keyboard is also unique. The rhythm that Dennis Chambers produces is steady.

Applause is sent to Jason Miles that produces this album. And, if whether music Weather Report is very wonderful was being offered to the listener listens to this album, it is likely to be able to reconfirm it.

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