Weather Report

Weather Report was a multinational jazz-funk/fusion ensemble that released 14 studio albums on Columbia between 1971 and 1986. Throughout its existence, the band was co-led by American saxophonist Wayne Shorter and Austrian keyboardist Joe Zawinul. Numerous rhythm players did stints with the band during its 15-year history, most notably drummers Alphonse Mouzon and Narada Michael […]

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter (Aug. 25, 1933 — March 2, 2003) was an American saxophonist from Newark, N.J., who co-led the jazz-funk supergroup Weather Report with Austrian keyboardist Joe Zawinul between 1971 and 1985. Discography: Introducing Wayne Shorter (1960) Wayning Moments (1962) Night Dreamer (1964) Juju (1965) Speak No Evil (1966) The All Seeing Eye (1966) Adam’s […]

Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius (1951–1987) was an American bassist renown for his fretless style. He exploded onto the scene in 1976 with a star-backed solo album and guest appearances on titles by Joni Mitchell (Hejira) and Pat Metheny (Bright Size Life). That year, he joined Weather Report for a six-album stint. Background He was born John Francis […]

Weather Report – Black Market (1976)

Black Market is the fifth studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble Weather Report, released in 1976 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Black Market” (6:30) A2. “Cannon Ball” (4:35) A3. “Gibraltar” (7:45) B1. “Elegant People” (5:02) B2. “Three Clowns” (3:14) B3. “Barbary Coast” (3:05) B4. “Herandnu” (6:35) Credits: Joe Zawinul — synthesizer, rhodes electric piano, grand […]

Joe Zawinul

Joe Zawinul (July 7, 1932 — Sept. 11, 2007) was an Austrian keyboardist, composer, and bandleader who was active on the international jazz scene for half a century. Between 1971 and 1986, he co-headed the multi-national jazz-funk/ambient ensemble Weather Report with American saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Discography: To You With Love (1961 • Joe Zawinul Trio) […]

Weather Report ‎– Mysterious Traveller (1974)

Mysterious Traveller is the third studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble Weather Report, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Nubian Sundance” (10:40) A2. “American Tango” (3:42) A3. “Cucumber Slumber” (8:22) B1. “Mysterious Traveller” (7:18) B2. “Blackthorn Rose” (5:02) B3. “Scarlet Woman” (5:47) B4. “Jungle Book” (7:20) Credits: Josef Zawinul – Electric and acoustic […]

Weather Report ‎– Heavy Weather (1977)

Heavy Weather is the sixth studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble Weather Report, released in 1977 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Birdland” (5:59) A2. “A Remark You Made” (6:52) A3. “Teen Town” (2:53) A4. “Harlequin” (4:00) B1. “Rumba Mamá” (2:12) B2. “Palladium” (4:45) B3. “The Juggler” (5:05) B4. “Havona” (6:03) Credits: Joe Zawinul — synthesizer, […]

Weather Report ‎– Weather Report (1971)

Weather Report is the debut album by the namesake multinational jazz-rock ensemble, released in 1971 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Milky Way” (2:30) A2. “Umbrellas” (3:24) A3. “Seventh Arrow” (5:20) A4. “Orange Lady” (8:40) B1. “Morning Lake” (4:23) B2. “Waterfall” (6:18) B3. “Tears” (3:22) B4. “Eurydice” (5:43) Credits: Joe Zawinul — piano, electric piano Wayne Shorter […]

Weather Report – Sweetnighter (1973)

Sweetnighter is an album by multinational jazz-funk collective Weather Report, released in 1973 on Columbia. The album is their third longplayer and second full-studio effort. Tracklist: A1. “Boogie Woogie Waltz” (13:01) A2. “Manolete” (5:50) A3. “Adios” (2:56) B1. “125th Street Congress” (12:12) B2. “Will” (6:13) B3. “Non-Stop Home” (4:50) Credits: Joe Zawinul — electric piano, piano, […]