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

Heavy Weather [1977]
  • 1. Birdland (5:59)
  • 2. A Remark You Made (6:51)
  • 3. Teen Town (2:53)
  • 4. Harlequin (4:00)
  • 5. Rumba Mama (2:12)
  • 6. Palladium (4:45)
  • 7. The Juggler (5:05)
  • 8. Havona (6:03)

Heavy Weather is Weather Report's seventh album, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. It is the band's second album with bassist Jaco Pastorius. On Black Market, Pastorius played on two of the seven tracks, but here he is a full member of the band. Featuring the jazz standard "Birdland", the album is one of the best-sellers in the Columbia jazz catalog. Heavy Weather is considered a landmark album in the jazz-rock or fusion movement of the 1970s. Read more on Last.fm.