Weather Report record ‘Live and Unreleased’ (1975)

Weather Report's 'Live and Unreleased' is their third official live album recorded in November 1975, 1977 & 1978,1 . Freezin Fire / Scarlet Woman (1975, Berlin) 2 . Fast City (Live, 1983) 3 . A Portrait Of Tracy 4 . Portrait Of Tracy (w/ Jaco Pastorius) 5 . Teen Town 6 . Two Lines (Live, 1983) 7 . In A Silent Way Track Listing : 1.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter) - 08:14 . 2.Plaza Real…

Weather Report record ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ for Columbia (1971)

Weather Report's 'I Sing the Body Electric' is their second album (with two new members : percussionist Dom Um Romão and drummer Eric Gravatt) recorded during November 1971 and January 1972 and released on May 26, 1972 By Columbia.1 . Dr.Honoris Causa / Directions 2 . Orange Lady (1972) Track Listing : 1.Unknown Soldier (Josef Zawinul) - 08:00 . 2.The Moors (Wayne Shorter) - 04:45 . 3.Crystal…

Weather Report @ Norddeutscher Rundfunk

On September 3, 1971, Weather Report plus three european horn players did a two hours radio broadcast on "Jazzworkshop" a Norddeutscher Rundfunk program. Taped in Berlin, the radio show is so far unissued (or eventually bootlegged) but during the rehearsals, two songs "Directions" and "Dr. Honoris Causa" were filmed.Track Listing : 1.Directions (Joe Zawinul) - 16:38 . 2.Dr Honoris Causa (Joe…

Weather Report record ‘Night Passage,’ live in a Los Angeles studio (1980)

Weather Report's 'Night Passage' is their eleventh album recorded live before a crowd of 250 people on July 12 and 13, 1980 and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Fast City (Live, 1983) Track Listing : 1.Night Passage (Joe Zawinul) - 06:30 . 2.Dream Clock (Joe Zawinul) - 06:26 . 3.Port Of Entry (Wayne Shorter) - 05:09 . 4.Forlorn (Joe Zawinul) - 03:55 . 5.Rockin' In Rhythm (Duke Ellington,…

Weather Report performs at Montreux Jazz (1976)

July 8, 1976 - Weather Report - that is Joe Zawinul (kb), Wayne Shorter (ts, ss), Jaco Pastorius (b), Alex Acuña (d) and Manolo Badrena (perc) - headlines at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland

Columbia Records publish ‘Weather Report,’ their eponymous debut album (1971)

'Weather Report (1971) ' is their debut album released on May 12, 1971 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Milky Way (Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) - 02:33 . 2.Umbrellas (Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous, Joe Zawinul) - 03:27 . 3.Seventh Arrow (Miroslav Vitous) - 05:23 . 4.Orange Lady (Joe Zawinul) - 08:44 . 5.Morning Lake (Miroslav Vitous) - 04:26 . 6.Waterfall (Joe Zawinul) - 06:20 . 7.Tears…

Weather Report release ‘Mysterious Traveller,’ their fifth album co-produced By Wayne Shorter and Josef Zawinul (1974)

Weather Report's 'Mysterious Traveller' is their fifth album released on March 24, 1974 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Nubian Sundance (Josef Zawinul) - 10:40 . 2.American Tango (Miroslav Vitouš, Josef Zawinul) - 03:40 . 3.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) - 08:22 . 4.Mysterious Traveller (Wayne Shorter) - 07:21 . 5.Blackthorn Rose (Wayne Shorter) - 05:03 . 6.Scarlet Woman…

Weather Report release their eighth album : ‘Heavy Weather’ featuring ‘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…

Weather Report begin the recording of their sixth album : ‘Tale Spinnin” for Columbia (1975)

Weather Report's 'Tale Spinnin'' is their sixth album recorded between February and April 4, 1975 with Leon Ndugu Chancler on drums and released in May 1975 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Man In The Green Shirt (Joe Zawinul) - 06:29 . 2.Lusitanos (Wayne Shorter)- 07:25 . 3.Between The Thighs (Joe Zawinul) - 09:33 . 4.Badia (Joe Zawinul) - 05:21 . 5.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter)- 07:29 . 6.Five…

Weather Report record their fourth album : ‘Sweetnighter’ for Columbia (1973)

Weather Report's 'Sweetnighter' is their fourth (and the last to feature Miroslav Vitouš) album, recorded on February 3-7, 1973 and released on April 27, 1973 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Boogie Woogie Waltz (Josef Zawinul)– 13:06 . 2.Manolete (Wayne Shorter) - 05:58 . 3.Adios (Josef Zawinul) - 03:02 . 4.125Th Street Congress (Josef Zawinul)– 12:16 . 5.Will (Miroslav Vitouš) - 06:22 . 6.Non-Stop…

Weather Report record their first live album : ‘Live in Tokyo’ at Shibuya Kokaido Hall in Tokyo (1972)

Weather Report's 'Live in Tokyo' is their third (and first live) album recorded on January 13, 1972 at Shibuya Kokaido Hall and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Medley: Vertical Invader, Seventh Arrow, T.H., Doctor Honoris Causa (Miroslav Vitous, Josef Zawinul) – 26:14 . 2.Medley: Surucucú, Lost, Early Minor, Directions (Wayne Shorter, Josef Zawinul) – 19:19 . 3.Orange Lady…

Weather Report record ‘8:30,’ a double live album for Columbia (1979)

Weather Report's '8:30' is a double album recorded live (except for 2 tracks) in January–February 1979, produced by Joe Zawinul & Jaco Pastorius and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Black Market (Joe Zawinul) - 09:47 . 2.Scarlet Woman (Alphonso Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) - 08:42 . 3.Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) - 06:03 . 4.A Remark You Made (Joe Zawinul) - 08:01 .…

Weather Report

From 'Grey December' to 'Frosty The Snowman' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Others' tunes around the theme of 'Ice, Cold & Snow'. It has Stacey Kent, Ray Charles, George Shearing, Billy May, Chet Baker and many more.

This week In Jazz Legends 47/52

Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones , Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny

This week In Jazz Legends 39/52

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil Woods

This week In Jazz Legends 36/52

Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Gary Burton, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 44/52

Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Police, Grateful Dead, Curtis Mayfield, Roxy Music, The Jam, Tom Waits

Asylum publish Tom Waits’ first live album : ‘Nighthawks at the Diner’ (1975)

Tom Waits' 'Nighthawks at the Diner' is his first live (and his third overall) album released in October 1975 by Asylum.1 . Emotional Weather Report ("Rockpalast," 1977) 2 . (Warm Beer Cold Women) 3 . (Warm Beer Cold Women) Track Listing : 1.(Opening Intro) (Tom Waits) - 02:58 . 2.Emotional Weather Report (Tom Waits) - 03:47 . 3.(Intro) (Tom Waits) - 02:16 . 4.On A Foggy Night (Tom Waits) -…

The Grateful Dead release their sixth album : ‘Wake of the Flood’ (1973)

The Grateful Dead's 'Wake of the Flood' is a studio album (the first without founding member Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan) released on October 15, 1973 by Grateful Dead Records.1 . Mississippi HalfS(tep Uptown Toodeloo) 2 . Row Jimmy (Egypt, 9-16-1978) 3 . Stella Blue (10/3/1987, Shoreline, Mountain View, Ca) 4 . Stella Blue (9/19/1990 Madison Sq. Garden, NY) 5 . Weather Report Suite (Winterland,…

We remember Jaco Pastorius. ‘Jaco is Gone’

This day (September 21, 1987), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died John Francis Anthony Pastorius III, known as Jaco Pastorius, an electric bass player.Tracklist : 1 . A Portrait Of Tracy (1978) 2 . The Chicken 3 . Dolphin Dance 4 . Live 1979 Improv 5 . Weather Report (1978) – Teen Town 6 . Donna Lee Tracklist : Come On, Come Over . Portrait Of Tracy . Donna Lee . Continuum . Opus Pocus . Okonkole…

We remember Joe Zawinul. ‘Syndicative’

This day (September 11, 2007), in Vienna, Austria, died Joe Zawinul, an Austrian-American jazz keyboardist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . Zawinul Syndicate – Orient Express (2007) 2 . Weather Report – Birdland (1978) 3 . Tower of Silence 4 . Zawinul Syndicate – Zansa (1997) 5 . Live in Hamburg (1996) 6 . w/ Trilok Gurtu – Live in Frankfurt 7 . w/ Friedrich Gulda (1986) 8 . Miles Davis – Live in…

Happy Birthday Wayne Shorter. ‘You Are So Wayne’

This day (August 25, 1933), in Newark, New Jersey, is born Wayne Shorter, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . The Three Marias (2017) 2 . w/ Wynton Marsalis & JLCO – Yes Or No (2016) 3 . w/ Herbie Hancock – @Jazz_in_Marciac (2014) 4 . w/ Esperanza Spalding – Footprints (2013) 5 . w/ Herbie Hancock, Brian Blade, Dave Holland – Sonrisa (2004) 6 . w/ Carlos Santana – Apache…

Portishead release their debut album : ‘Dummy’ featuring ‘Glory Box’ (1994)

Portishead's 'Dummy' is their debut album released on August 22, 1994 by Go! Beat.1 . Mysterons (Live Recording, Studio 104) 2 . Strangers (Roseland NYC) 3 . Wandering Star (Live Recording, Studio 104) 4 . Roads 5 . Glory Box 6 . Sour Times (Bizarre Festival, 1998) 7 . Strangers (Bizarre Festival, 1998) 8 . Glory Box (Live) Track Listing : 1.Mysterons (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) -…

Columbia publish Joe Zawinul’s ‘Di•a•lects’ (1986)

Joe Zawinul's 'Di•a•lects' is an album released in June 1986 by Columbia. 1 . Carnavalito 2 . Zansa II/Carnavalito (8/16/1997, Newport Jazz Festival) Track Listing : 1.The Harvest (Joe Zawinul) - 06:04 . 2.Waiting For The Rain (Joe Zawinul) - 07:38 . 3.Zeebop (Joe Zawinul) - 04:50 . 4.The Great Empire (Joe Zawinul) - 03:57 . 5.Carnavalito (Joe Zawinul) - 06:18 . 6.6 A.M./Walking On The Nile (Joe…

Happy Birthday Robert Fripp. ‘King Robert’

This day (May 16 , 1946), in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, is born Robert Fripp an English guitarist.Digest Tracklist : w/ King Crimson – Starless (2021) . King Crimson - Indiscipline (2017) . w/ King Crimson - Heroes (2016) . w/ The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists Vi - Chords Circulations (2013) . w/ Theo Travis - When The Rains Fall (from Follow) (2012) . Robert Fripp String Quintet - Kan…

A Tribe Called Quest release ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ featuring ‘Can I Kick It?’ (1990)

A Tribe Called Quest's 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' is their debut album released on April 17, 1990 by Jive Records.Track Listing : 1.Push It Along (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White) - 07:42 . . 2.Luck Of Lucien (Q-Tip, Lucien Revolucien) - 04:32 . . 3.After Hours (Q-Tip) - 04:39 . . 4.Footprints (Q-Tip) - 04:00 . . 5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Q-Tip, Phife…

We remember Lowell George on his Birthday. Here is a ‘Little Feat At Their Bests’ post

As we remember, today, singer & songwriter Lowell George on his 75th Birthday, the time is well chosen to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Little Feat CREDITSPhoto : Jean-Luc OurlinAudio : Willin' . Dixie Chicken . All That You Dream . Mercenary Territory . Sailin' Shoes . Fat Man In the Bathtub . Spanish Moon . Two Trains . Long Distance Love . Oh Atlanta . Video : Dixie Chicken (w/…

Happy Birthday Emmylou Harris

April 2, 19** - Emmylou Harris, American singer, songwriter and musician is @)_!. Happy Birthday Miss Stray Cats, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Al Kooper, Don Was, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, The Byrds with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby & Chris Hillman, Bob Dylan plus Cindy Bullens (g), Wendy Melvoin (g), Lisa Coleman (kb), Tina Weymouth (b), Debbie Peterson (voc)and Carla Azar (d). They…

Happy Birthday Tony Banks. Excellent day for a ‘Genesis At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, English musician Tony Banks a 'Happy 70th Birthday,' the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Genesis CREDITSPhoto : Jean-Luc OurlinAudio : I Can't Dance . Land of Confusion . Invisible Touch . That's All . Jesus He Knows Me . Mama . No Son of Mine . In Too Deep . Turn It On Again . Throwing It All Away . Video : Land Of Confusion . Jesus He Knows Me . Invisible…

Airto Moreira records ‘Free’ for CTI with George Benson, Keith Jarrett et al (1972)

Airto Moreira's 'Free' is an album recorded March 23 and April 12, 13 & 20, 1972 with among others George Benson and Keith Jarrett and released the same year by CTI.Track Listing : 1.Return To Forever (Chick Corea) - 10:17 . 2.Flora'S Song (Flora Purim) - 08:30 . 3.Free (Airto Moreira) - 11:50 . 4.Lucky Southern (Keith Jarrett) - 02:36 . 5.Creek (Arroio) (Victor Brazil) - 06:12 Pete Turner…

This week In Jazz Legends 12/52

Antonio Sanchez, Chick Corea, Jack De Johnette, Herbie Hancock . Eliane Elias, Airto Moreira . Flora Purim, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Gil Evans, Dave Holland, IrakereThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 367 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Antonio Sanchez . New Life (w/ Migration Band) Lifted…

Chick Corea records ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’ with Miroslav Vitouš and Roy Haynes (1968)

Chick Corea's 'Now He Sings, Now He Sobs' is an album recorded on March 14, 19 and 27, 1968, with Miroslav Vitouš on bass and Roy Haynes on drums and released the same year by Solid State.Track Listing : 1.Steps - What Was (Chick Corea) - 13:50 . 2.Matrix (Chick Corea) - 06:28 . 3.Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Chick Corea) - 07:03 . 4.Now He Beats The Drums, Now He Stops (Chick Corea) - 10:35 .…

Wayne Shorter records ‘Schizophrenia’ with Herbie Hancock & Ron Carter (1967)

Wayne Shorter's 'Schizophrenia' is his eleventh album recorded on March 10, 1967 with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Tom Thumb (Wayne Shorter) - 06:16 . 2.Go (Wayne Shorter) - 05:42 . 3.Schizophrenia (Wayne Shorter) - 06:50 . 4.Kryptonite (James Spaulding) - 06:29 . 5.Miyako (Wayne Shorter) - 05:00 . 6.Playground (Wayne Shorter) - 06:20…

This week In Jazz Legends (special sax & trumpet) 09/52

Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, Chris Potter, Woody Shaw, Paul Desmond, Wynton Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Wayne Shorter, Arturo Sandoval, Benny Golson, Jan Garbarek, James Carter, Roy Hargrove, Dave KozThey are the "Jazz Legends (special sax . trumpet)" performers selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Dizzy Gillespie .…

Happy Birthday Steve Hackett. ‘Highly String’

This day (February 12 , 1950), in Pimlico, London, England, is born Steve William Hackett simply known as Steve Hackett , English rock (and classical) guitarist, singer and composer, member of Genesis, GTR and his own bandsTracklist : Los Endos (w/ Genesis, 1976) . Star Of Sirius . Ace of Wands (1979) . The Air Conditioned Nightmare (1981) . Funny Feeling (1982) . A Doll that's made in Japan…