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

I Sing the Body Electric [1972]
  • 1. Unknown Soldier (7:57)
  • 2. The Moors (4:40)
  • 3. Crystal (7:23)
  • 4. Second Sunday In August (4:04)
  • 5. Medley: Vertical Invader / T.H. / Dr Honoris Causa (5:08)
  • 6. Surucucu (7:41)
  • 7. Directions (4:37)

Weather Report: I Sing The Body Electric (1972) Joe Zawinul keyboards, ARP 2600 synthesizer Wayne Shorter soprano sax Miroslav Vitous bass Eric Gravatt drums Dom Um Romao percusson (2) Ralph Towner 12-string guitar (2) Andrew White English Horn (1) Hubert Laws flute (1) Wilmer Wise piccolo trumpet (1) Yolande Bavan voc (1) Joshie Armstrong voc (1) Chapman Roberts voc (1) Execute Producer by Robert Devere Cover design: Ed Lee Cover art: Jack Trompetter, Fred Swanson Read more on Last.fm.