‘Heavy Weather’ by Weather Report includes ‘Birdland’ by Joe Zawinul and Teen Town by Jaco Pastorius (1977)

Weather Report’s ‘Heavy Weather’ is their eighth (and most commercially successful) album released in March 1977 y Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Birdland (Joe Zawinul) – 05:57 . 2.A Remark You Made (Joe Zawinul) – 06:51 . 3.Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) – 02:51 . 4.Harlequin (Wayne Shorter) – 03:59 . 5.Rumba Mamá (Manolo Badrena, Alex Acuña) – 02:11 . 6.Palladíum (Wayne Shorter) – 04:46 . 7.The Juggler (Joe Zawinul) – 05:03 . 8.Havona (Jaco Pastorius) – 06:01

Musicians : Joe Zawinul – 2 Arp 2600 Except (5), Rhodes Electric Piano Except (1 – 5 – 8), Yamaha Grand Piano On (1 – 4 – 7 – 8), Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesizer Except (5 – 6 – 7), Vocal On (1), Melodica On (1 – 3)and Guitar And Tabla On (7). . Wayne Shorter – Soprano Saxophone Except (2 – 5)and Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 6) . Jaco Pastorius – Electric Bass Except (5), Mandocello On (1 – 7), Vocals On (1), Drums On (3), Steel Drums On (6) . Alex Acuña – Drum Set Except (3 – 5), Congas And Tom-Toms On (5)and Handclaps On (7) . Manolo Badrena – Tambourine On (1), Congas On (3 – 5 – 6), Vocal On (4 – 5), Timbales On (5)and Percussion On (6 – 7)

Production : Produced By Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter . Ron Malo – Engineer . Jerry Hudgins – Assistant Engineer . Brian Risner – Assistant Engineer

Package : Nancy Donald – Design . Lou Beach – Illustration . Keith Williamson – Photography

Recorded Late 1976 – Early 1977 At The Devonshire Sound Studios In North Hollywood, California.

Released In March 1977 By Columbia.

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Sputnikmusic.com
Overall: I was for the most part, not unhappy to listen to this CD, but I expected much more, especially from the hype I’ve heard about it. Good CD, but it lacked the energy needed to make me want to keep it in my CD player. […]

Blogcritics
It’s too bad that few, including Weather Report themselves, were able to equal Heavy Weather in the ensuing years. This is a record that is a serious contender for best fusion album of the 1970’s. […]

Ultimate-Guitar.com
So, what to mark it down on? Well, my initial issue with it is that it is far too short. Just under forty minutes, I have to play it over again. It’s the sort of thing you can listen to anywhere at anytime but totalling something like 37 minutes isn’t what I think of an album as! […]

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