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

Mr. Gone [1978]
  • 1. The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat (5:01)
  • 2. River People (4:47)
  • 3. Young and Fine (6:50)
  • 4. The Elders (4:18)
  • 5. Mr. Gone (5:19)
  • 6. Punk Jazz (5:06)
  • 7. Pinocchio (2:25)
  • 8. And Then (3:19)

Time: 37:15 Joe Zawinul keyboards, melodica Wayne Shorter saxophones Jaco Pastorius bass Tony Williams drums 5,6 Steve Gadd drums 3, 8 Peter Erskine drums 1,7 Manola Badrena solo voice track 1 Deneice Williams, Maurice White vocals track 8 Original Release: Columbia 35358 Recording Date: May 1978 Release Date: 1978 Illustrations: Lou Beach Design: Nancy Donald So many classics on this album: Punk Jazz, Mr. Gone, River People, Young and fine... Read more on Last.fm.