Because most diehard Weather Report enthusiasts already have everything included on this addition to Legacy/Sony's This Is Jazz series of compilations, the "best of" CD serves primarily as an introduction to the fusion innovators' breakthroughs of the 1970s. While hardly the last word on the band, This Is Jazz isn't a bad introduction at all. Naturally, the disc contains Weather's best-known piece, the infectious "Birdland.
Weather Report started out as a jazz equivalent of what the rock world in 1970 was calling a "supergroup. But unlike most of the rock supergroups, this one not only kept going for a good 15 years, it more than lived up to its billing, practically defining the state of the jazz-rock art throughout almost all of its run. Weather Report also anticipated and contributed to the North American interest in world music rhythms and structures, prodded by er Joe Zawinul.
Only for completionists (0%). It features songs from seven different albums. Heavy Weather" has majority representation, with three tracks from that album (a clue as to which one you should really get). This also makes it easy to compare the different lineups. They are all good, but the difference Jaco Pastorius makes becomes quite clear.
This Is Jazz is the ultimate introduction to America's own art form. With over 40 titles -primarily individual artist compilations- the listener will discover the 80 year history of this rich music.
Weather Report was an American jazz fusion band of the 1970s and early 1980s. The band was co-led by the Austrian-born keyboard player Joe Zawinul and the American saxophonist Wayne Shorter (and, initially, by Czech bass player Miroslav Vitouš). Style:MLA Chicago APA. "This Is Jazz, Vol. 10 Album.
The discography of Weather Report, an influential American jazz band with a career lasting sixteen years between 1970 and 1986, consists of fourteen studio albums, three live albums, eleven compilation albums, five singles, one B-side, and six video albums. Weather Report's self-titled debut album Weather Report, released in 1971, caused a sensation in the jazz world and is still considered a classic of early fusion. It was awarded Album of the Year by Down Beat magazine’s polls that year.
This Is Jazz, Vol. 10: Weather Report. 10. Weather Report. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery.
|1||Birdland Joe Zawinul||Weather Report||6:01|
|2||A Remark You Made Joe Zawinul||Weather Report||6:53|
|3||Black Market Joe Zawinul||Weather Report||6:32|
|4||Man in the Green Shirt Joe Zawinul||Weather Report||6:31|
|5||Young and Fine Joe Zawinul||Weather Report||6:57|
|6||The Moors Jaco Pastorius / Wayne Shorter||Weather Report||4:45|
|7||Mysterious Traveller Wayne Shorter||Weather Report||7:24|
|8||Orange Lady Wayne Shorter / Joe Zawinul||Weather Report||8:43|
|9||Teen Town Jaco Pastorius / Joe Zawinul||Weather Report||2:52|
Performer: Weather Report
Title: This Is Jazz, Vol. 10
Recording date: 1975
Size MP3: 1598 mb
Size FLAC: 1335 mb
Rating: 4.2 / 5
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