Weather Report (1982 album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Weather Report (1982)
Type = Studio album
Artist = Weather Report


Released = February 1982
Recorded = 1981, The Power Station, New York
Genre = Jazz fusion
Length = 41:04
Label = Columbia Records
Producer = Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:ny5ibkr9kak0 link]
Last album = "Night Passage"
(1980)
This album = "Weather Report"
(1982)
Next album = "Procession
(1983)

"Weather Report" (1982) is the eleventh album from the jazz group Weather Report. The band's first album is also self titled, causing confusion among consumers and retailers upon its release. It is the final album featuring Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine in the rhythm section of Weather Report bringing to an end what many fans considered the best lineup in the band's history.

The center piece of the album is the three part "N.Y.C." The three movement suite starts with "41st Parallel", a bouncing groove showing off Erskine's unique touch on the drums. The second movement, "The Dance", is a more traditional swing feel, but with Zawinul's synthesiser orchestration heavily laid on top. The final movement, "Crazy About Jazz", is a cordial ending that fits its name in every way.

Track listing

#"Volcano for Hire" (Zawinul) – 5:25
#"Current Affairs" (Zawinul) – 5:54
#"N.Y.C. (41st Parallel/The Dance/Crazy About Jazz)" (Zawinul) – 10:11
#"Dara Factor One" (Zawinul) – 5:25
#"When It Was Now" (Shorter) – 4:45
#"Speechless" (Zawinul) – 5:58
#"Dara Factor Two" (Zawinul/Shorter/Pastorius/Erskine/Thomas Jr.) – 4:27

Personnel

*Josef Zawinul - Electric keyboards, piano, clay drum, drum computer, percussion, voice, horn, woodwind, string and brass sounds
*Wayne Shorter - Tenor and soprano saxophones
*Jaco Pastorius - Bass guitar, percussion, voice
*Peter Erskine - Drums, drum computer, claves
*Robert Thomas Jr. - Percussion

External links

* [http://www.binkie.net/wrdisc/Weather%20Report%201982.html Weather Report Annotated Discography: Weather Report (1982)]


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