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HEAVY WEATHER

Weather Report

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.66 | 248 ratings

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BrufordFreak
4 stars Though I never listened to this album as much as its companion, Black Market, I do like it.

1. "Birdland" (5:57) iconic (though never a favorite of mine). (9/10) 2. "A Remark You Made" (6:51) beautiful melodies and performances but the song is so dang slow--and it just seems to drag more and more the longer it goes. Almost irritating! Stil, that Zawinal synth solo toward the end is great. (8/10) 3. "Teen Town" (2:51) another Pastorius showpiece (8/10) 4. "Harlequin" (3:59) slow, melodic and memorable, this is one of my three favorite songs on the album (9/10) 5. "Rumba Mama" (2:11) is this where Pat Metheny got the idea to do this so often? (4/5) 6. "Palladium" (4:46) the best song on the album with all band members in sync and hitting on all cylinders. (10/10) 7. "The Juggler" (5:03) another slower song with lots of individual subtleties woven together; the song never seems to get into full gear. (8.5/10) 8. "Havona" (6:01) another top three song. Jaco and Alex's performances are sublime. This is jazz fusion! (10/10)

A solid four star album. I think that 1972's "I Sing The Body Electric" is my favorite, is their most proggy, and is, overall, their best album.

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |

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