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Weather Report


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.02 | 308 ratings

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5 stars WR guesses that distinguished services of the activity in the 70's are the flows that surely draw the deriving flow from Miles Davis. Their music exactly contained various elements and fixed the frame of Jazz/Fusion. The work that had been announced the performance that they had done was a result of the enough consent even if the technology and knowledge were considered.

Time when Alphonso Johnson was on the register might have been groping for the directionality of a certain kind of experiment and music for WR. It was true that there were determination and a creation to take the element of Groove from the world of a space sound of the band. The act that has been done to make them an embodiment can be confirmed by "Mysteriou Traveller" and "Tale Spinnin'". I certainly felt the directionality to some degree though it concluded successfully there was a loose a few impressions, too.

It will inform the world of the brain of rise Zawinul-Shorter with WR whenever the value of the band announces the work of course. In the group of this legend, the counterplan might be established by Jazz/Fusion as a result at that time and degree of freedom of the member who is related to the group and abundant ideas be factors of their charms.

Zawinul came to have leadership in the group gradually. It worked on this work at ..Wayne Shoretr.. position of Co-Producer and. However, Shorter was already indispensable existence for the group for Zawinul. It becomes a legend further by Jaco Pastorius that participates from this work. WR has succeeded because Pastorius with the element of Groove enough participates in the increase of degree of freedom and the obedient reflection of the color of Zawinul in the work. Pastorius participates only in two in this album. However, he digests the element of current WR enough and is appealing because of the performance.

The tune and the composition in which the color of various music is sprinkled without [**] cracking to the item of Jazz/Fusion advance with a splendid flow. WR reached the peak surely by this album in the item of Jazz/Fusion.

The existence of WR shifted to the flow of Zawinul-Shorter-Pastorius and expanded directionality and the width of WR from this work. It appears remarkably obviously in the performance of Pastorius and the composed tune. If the entire flow of the album is considered, the whole might be able to be caught easily. However, the performance of Pastorius obviously demonstrates the difference with other tunes. Pastorius might already have left the legend.

The route is established by "Heavy Weather" further and informs the world of the existence of Pastorius. The fan of Shorter had the opinion made for the ad-lib of his Sax to have decreased on the boundary of this "Black Market". However, it is true that directionality and the role of the group are established and each member's idea and performance were demonstrated. Atmosphere by the member can be understood from listening to the work. And, WR surely reached the top and became a masterpiece that exceeded the frame of Jazz/Fusion at the same time by this album.

Kazuhiro | 5/5 |


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