Weather Report

Weather Report

jazz, Fusion, jazz fusion, instrumental, funk

Weather Report was an influential jazz fusion band of the 1970s and 1980s, one of the bands that defined the genre. Their initial style was collectively improvised free jazz with a strong rhythmic pulse and Latin influences; moving into more funk-oriented rhythms. The sound also developed from an acoustic lineup to increasingly synthesised textures as keyboardist Joe Zawinul embraced successive generations of technology. The band was founded in 1970

Black Market [1976]
  • 1. Black Market (6:30)
  • 2. Cannon Ball (4:40)
  • 3. Gibraltar (7:49)
  • 4. Elegant People (6:50)
  • 5. Three Clowns (3:31)
  • 6. Barbary Coast (3:07)
  • 7. Herandnu (6:35)

Black Market is an instrumental jazz fusion album released by Weather Report in 1976. This album was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. It was recorded in December 1975 and released in April 1976 through Columbia Records. Columbia released it again as a digitally-remastered CD in 1991. This is Weather Report's sixth album and the first with the bass player Jaco Pastorius who features on two tracks. The album draws heavily from African influences and its style could be described as world fusion. Read more on Last.fm.