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

Mysterious Traveller [1974]
  • 1. Nubian Sundance (10:40)
  • 2. American Tango (3:42)
  • 3. Cucumber Slumber (8:22)
  • 4. Mysterious Traveller (7:21)
  • 5. Blackthorn Rose (5:02)
  • 6. Scarlet Woman (5:47)
  • 7. Jungle Book (7:20)

Weather Report: Mysterious Traveller Recorded: February 1974 - May 1974 Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood, California Mysterious Traveller is the fourth release of Weather Report. This album marked the end of bassist Miroslav Vitous's tenure with the band. Vitous was replaced by Alphonso Johnson. Another addition to the line-up is drummer Ishmael Wilburn. Greg Errico was the drummer for the tour between the previously released Sweetnighter and this album, but declined an invitation to be a permanent member of the band. Read more on Last.fm.