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Miroslav VitousMusic Of Weather Report ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The music of Weather Report, served up by that group's legendary bassist Miroslav Vitous – but at a level that's quite different than the original! There's definitely lots of Weather Report-like elements at play here – not just Miroslav's bass and keyboards, but also the kind of wide-edged approach to fusion that the group had – that way of making your stereo feel as if it was somehow encompassing an extra 90 degrees of the spatial spectrum in the way the instruments come together! Yet the music here is also a lot more freewheeling, too – almost improvisations based on Weather Report themes – stepping "out" much more than that group ever did – save maybe on some of their more brooding live moments – which makes the whole thing way more than just a rehash of older songs. The group's a sextet – with Gary Campbell and Roberto Bonisolo on soprano and tenor saxes, Aydin Esen on keyboards, and both Gerald Cleaver and Nasheet Waits on drums – on titles that include "Birdland Variations", "Pinocchio", "Acrobat Issues", "Morning Lake", "Scarlet Woman Variations", and "Seventh Arrow". CD

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✨✧ Miroslav Vitous with Michel PortalRemembering Weather Report ... CD
ECM, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Bassist Miroslav Vitous was a key member of the legendary combo Weather Report, so he's obviously a great choice to head a record like this – but the sound of the album's quite different than any easy fusion expectations you might have, put together in ways that definitely showcase the ECM setting of the session! Vitous' basslines are more complicated than ever – those rich, rumbling tones we first came to love many years back – and they're joined here with a core quartet that includes Franco Ambrosetti on trumpet, Gary Campbell on tenor, and Gerald Cleaver on bass – all players with an atmospheric sensibility that matches Miroslav's modes on the record. The lack of any keyboards really makes the album differ from any familiar Weather Report grooves – as does the presence of Michel Portal on guest bass clarinet – so you might do best thinking of the record as more of a "poem" to Weather Report than a straight homage – but a great poem that's filled with all the richest sounds Vitous has to offer. Titles include "Variations On Wayne Shorter", "Variations On Lonely Woman", "Semina", "Surfing With Michel", and "When Dvorak Meets Miles". CD
(Slipcase barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Weather ReportHeavy Weather ... LP
CBS, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". LP, Vinyl record album

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Weather ReportLegendary Live Tapes 1978 to 1981 (4CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $42.99 59.98
A hell of an overdue collection – and on that definitely doesn't use the word "legendary" lightly – as the four CDs' worth of music are all an essential addition to the Weather Report catalog! The music here is from a stretch when the group was really on fire – and the recording quality is excellent throughout, and maybe with an edge that was sometimes disappearing from the group's studio records – an undercurrent of darkness that really takes us back to the initial five years of the project, especially on the long tracks that really have them stretching out on solos. Material is by a quartet version of the group – with Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, Jaco Pastorius on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums – and by a quintet version which adds in Robert Thomas Jr. The 4CDs are overstuffed with music –- 28 long tracks in all, packaged with plenty of notes – and titles include "Joe & Wayne Duet", "Birdland", "Jaco Solo", "Wayne Solo", "Sightseeing", "The Orphan", "Forlorn", "Madagascar", "Night Passage", "Teen Town", "Peter's Drum Solo", and "Directions". CD

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Weather ReportMr Gone ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Weather ReportMysterious Traveller ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good ... $2.99
A new sense of focus in the Weather Report sound – that building, soaring groove that would become the group's trademark in the mid 70s – offered up here in one of it's first and finest examples! The approach is one to describe accurately on paper – but which is instantly recognizable as the Weather Report sound of the time – a flowing, stretching, organic vibe that builds equally from the talents of all players, and turns it into a wonderfully righteous groove! Senior members Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, and Miroslav Vitous are still at the core – alongside Dom Um Romaeo, Alphonso Johnson, and Ismael Wilburn. Tracks include "Mysterious Traveller", "Jungle Book", "Nubian Sundance", and "Cucumber Slumber". LP, Vinyl record album

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Weather ReportWeather Report (1982) ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A self-titled early 80s set from Weather Report – not to be confused with the group's debut over a decade before – and one that still has key core members Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and Jaco Pastorius in place! Shorter's reeds seem even more angular than before – really chopping against the rhythms, which are themselves quite pronounced – not in a funky way, but more in a chunky style – thanks to tight work on the kit from Peter Erskine. Zawinul's keyboards also take on these modes too – often pulsing out, instead of flowing out – possibly directed by the powerful basswork of Pastorius, who's really in his early 80s stardom here. Titles include "Volcano For Hire", "Current Affairs", "NYC", "When It Was Now", and "Dara Factor One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Weather ReportWeather Report Live In Tokyo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1972. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $28.99
A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Weather ReportI Sing The Body Electric ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful early work from Weather Report – one of the finest statements ever uttered by group, and a set that's got a bit more soul and warmth than their first album! The lineup's changed slightly at this point – still Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and Miroslav Vitous on bass – but Eric Gravatt has replaced Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Dom Um Romao's taken over for Airto on percussion – giving the record an even earthier feel at times! Despite the sci-fi promise of the title and cover image, the electronics are toned down slightly for this record – making for a set that's sometimes more personal, yet which also explodes with a new sense of majesty on some of the fuller tracks. The latter of these add in some extra horns and a few singers – used sparingly, but beautifully – and titles include "Unknown Soldier", "The Moors", "Crystal", "Surucucu", and "Directions". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Weather ReportLive In Offenbach 1978 ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1978. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really sweet side of Weather Report – a rare live performance from 1978, featuring a tight quartet version of the group! Peter Erskine's drums do a great job of propelling the music from Joe Zawinul's keyboards, Jaco Pastorius' bass, and Wayne Shorter's tenor and soprano sax – and the rhythms almost feel like they dominate more than usual for a Weather Report album – giving an especially great chance to hear the magic of Jaco at work! As with other live performances by the group in the 70s, there's some nice free play at points that really pushes things past the studio albums – and this double-length set features titles that include "Black Market", "Scarlet Woman", "Young & Fine", "River People", "A Remark You Made", "In A Silent Way", "Waterfall", "Fred & Jack", "Badia", "Elegant People", "Birdland", and a few medley tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Weather Report8:30 ... LP
Columbia/ARC, 1979. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Weather Report at the height of their 70s fame – captured live in a double-length set, very much the practice for jazz superstars of the time! The format is familiar – but the liveness gives the album a slightly different feel than their studio sets – a sound that echoes out strongly along with thunderous applause from the crowds, who are themselves clearly situated in some very large arenas. And while the studio Weather Report albums are easily documents of the group's power themselves, it's something extra to hear the crowd going nuts for them here – cheering on Jaco Pastorius during a frenetic bass solo, roaring with approval at a Joe Zawinul keyboard bit, or clapping with enthusiasm after Wayne Shorter finishes a snakey solo. Tracks are all longish, and titles include "Scarlet Woman", "Black Market", "Birdland", "Thanks For The Memory", "8:30", "Brown Street", "In A Silent Way", and "Slang". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Weather ReportAgora – Columbus, Ohio, October 17th 1972 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hi Hat (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Early work from Weather Report – recorded here in a small club in Ohio, with a sound that's even more intense than their early 70s studio albums! There's some surprisingly noisy currents at times – almost the vibe that some of the group members might have picked up from working with Miles Davis – and the mix of Joe Zawinul's heavy electric keyboards with the acoustic lines of Wayne Shorter on saxes is wonderful – especially when sewn together by the heavy bass of Miroslav Vitous! Dom Um Romao adds in lots of earthy percussion alongside drums from Eric Gravatt – and titles include "Improvisation", "Vertical Invader", "Orange Lady", "In A Silent Way", "Dr Honoris Causa", and a few percussion passages. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Weather ReportDomino Theory ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock

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✨✧ Weather ReportLive & Unreleased ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Mid 70s-Mid 80s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
(Includes original slipcase. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Weather ReportLive In Berlin 1975 (CD/DVD) ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1975. Used CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
A massive mid 70s live set from Weather Report – a record that has the group stretching out even more than on their classic studio albums! There's an undercurrent of darkness here that we really love – an edge that always makes us feel like things are about to go off the rails, or maybe take one of the more avant Miles electric turns – even though the group really keep things tight throughout, and manage to swing searing sounds into soaring solos with effortless ease! Lineup includes Joe Zawinul on Fender Rhodes (a noisy one at that!), Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Chester Thompson on drums, and Alex Acuna on percussion – and titles include "Mysterious Traveller", "Freezing Fire", "Scarlet Woman", and the 20 minute long "Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz". CD

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✨✧ Weather ReportProcession (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Six tracks, including "Plaza Real", "Two Lines", "Where The Moon Goes", "Molasses Run", and "Procession". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Weather ReportSweetnighter ... CD
Columbia, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's an incredible sense of tightness between the reeds of Wayne Shorter, the keyboards of Joe Zawinul, and the bass of Miroslav Vitous – and even when things go a bit outside, there's always a sense of focus and groove that brings them back together – a style that's never entirely funky, but which has plenty of funky elements to please our ears! Dom Um Romao's percussion is always a treat, and Zawinul's electric keys come through beautifully in the mix – on tracks that include "125th Street Congress", "Boogie Woogie Waltz", "Adios", "Manolete", "Will", and "Non-Stop Home". CD

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✨✧ Weather Report8:30 Live ... CD
Hi Hat, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Weather Report at the start of the 80s – really stretching out here in a live performance from a tour in support of their 8:30 album at the time! The style here is sharper and more hard-edged than that album, though – as the live setting shakes off some of the warmer studio elements, and exposes the group still very powerful at the core – with some especially bold elements coming from the keyboards of Joe Zawinul and saxes of Wayne Shorter! The rest of the lineup includes Jaco Pastorius on bass, Peter Erskine on drums, and Bobby Thomas on percussion – and titles include "Madagascar", "Three Views Of A Street", "Port Of Entry", "Dream Clock", "Brown Street", and even a "Bass Solo" from Pastorius! CD
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Peter Erskine/John Taylor/Palle DanielssonAs It Was – You Never Know/Time Being/As It Is/Juni (4CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1993/1994/1996/1999. New Copy 4 CDs ... $31.99 35.98
A pretty wonderful ECM package that puts together 4 records by the Peter Erskine/John Taylor/Palle Danielsson trio made throughout the 1990s – You Never Know, Time Being, As It Is, and Juni – excellent work that holds up incredibly well! It's really lovely, melodic material – done in a more nuanced, lyrical realm than you might expect from the drummer Erskine if you're mostly familiar with him from Weather Report. His intuitive interplay with bassist Palle Daniesson is great, but the pianist John Taylor deserves a ton of credit for the mood here – especially on his own compositions, which are arguably the heart and soul of the trio's work together. Great stuff – and it's all the easier to appreciate how consistent it is when collected here in a 4CD box set! Nice little booklet of notes, too. CD

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✨✧ Swiadectwo DojrzalosciHulaj Dusza ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A killer fusion combo from the Polish scene of the 70s – one who seem to take strong inspiration from Weather Report in their sound, and who also feature a very strong bassist in the lead! Wojciech Bruslik is at the helm here on electric bass – often more structured than Jaco Pastorius, but sharing a similar force in the group – and able to both hold things tight in the rhythm department, and encourage the other members to take flight in these very vivid solos. The music's never too jamming – like some of the Euro rock/fusion outfits of the time – and also has some soulful currents, but without being like some of the American soul fusion. The lineup features Fender Rhodes, guitar, drums, and alto and soprano sax – and the set features both a rare radio session, and an additional live performance – both from 1977. Titles include "Blotnik", "Hulaz Dusza", "Zlota Raczka", "Swiatynia Dumania", and "Ladaco". CD

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✨✧ Gil Evans & Jaco PastoriusLive Under The Sky – Tokyo 1984 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A mighty pairing of giants – coming together here in a mighty live set that has both musicians at the height of their powers! At some level, the vibe here is that of Evans during his electric ensemble years – especially given some of the players in the group – but the presence of bassist Jaco Pastorius in the lead really sharpens the edges, and almost creates some of the bolder, more powerful sounds you'd expect from Weather Report, or maybe even the Miles Davis electric groups of the 70s! Gil plays keyboards throughout – and other musicians include Hiram Bullock on guitar, George Adams and Chris Hunter on saxes, Lew Soloff and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpets, Pete Levin on electronics, and a surprising appearance by the avant giant George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "Up From The Skies", "Stone Free", "Variations On THe Misery", "Dania", "Jaco Solo/Goodbye Porkpie Hat", and "Here Comes De Honey Man/Eleven". CD

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✨✧ Mahavishnu OrchestraInner Mounting Flame ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A massive set of fusion from Mahavishnu Orchestra – a group that features some incredible guitar work from John McLaughlin, who sounds even more focused and driven here than on his own records! As with Return To Forever or Weather Report, the combo's a supergroup of sorts – with Billy Cobham on drums, Jan Hammer on keyboards, Jerry Goodman on violin, and Rick Laird on bass – all wailing with great intensity on some of the best numbers – a lot more energy than you might expect from their slightly more meditative name! Titles include "Meeting Of The Spirits", "Dawn", "The Noonward Race", "A Lotus On Irish Streams", and "Vital Transformation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius ... LP
Epic, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
This is the one that really nailed it for Jaco Pastorious – a brilliant showcase for all his many talents on the bass, and a key illustration of the way that he influenced an entire generation! Sure, Jaco in Weather Report was already pretty darn great – but here, on his own, he really gets to sparkle – jamming hard with heavyweights on some funky numbers, sliding out in spacey territory on mellow cuts, and even trying out a few more experimental moments that are far beyond what most other bassists might imagine for a debut of this nature. Players on the date include Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Don Alias on percussion, Lenny White on drums, Hubert Laws on flute, and Randy Brecker on trumpet – and titles include "Portrait Of Tracy", "Donna Lee", "Continuum", "Okonkole Y Trompa", "Kuru/Speak Like a Child", "Opus Pocus", and "Come On Come Over". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Joe ZawinulSoulmates ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unusual early album by Joe Zawinul – one cut at the start of his early fame with Cannonball Adderley (and years before his success in Weather Report) – but in an easygoing way that's a perfect setting for the aging Ben Webster! Joe's not funking things up the way he did with Cannon, and instead he's gentle and soulful – often hitting more sensitive moments that match the emotive blowing of Webster nicely. The recording quality is great – and captures Ben especially well on the ballads – and other players include Sam Jones or Richard Davis on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, plus Thad Jones on cornet on a few tracks. Titles include "Frog Legs", "Evol Deklaw Ni", "The Governor", and "Soulmates". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jaco Pastorius & OthersJaco – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Sony, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet collection of cuts from the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius – a player who completely revolutionized the electric bass in the 70s! Before Jaco, the instrument was often used in the background – still strong, but without as bold of a soloing presence, and maybe less of a melodic force too. Pastorius changed all that – as legions of musicians and listeners will tell you – and as this collection with mightily support – with great cuts recorded by Pastorius both as a leader, and in Weather Report – and even working with other artists too – alongside a handful of cuts by later artists who owe an undeniable debt to Jaco. Titles include "Come On Come Over", "Continuum", "Okonkole Y Trompa", "Liberty City", "Portrait Of Tracy", and "Crisis" by Jaco Pastorius; "Teen Town", "River People", and "Barbary Coast" by Weather Report; "All Almerican Alien Boy" by Ian Hunter, "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines (live)" by Joni Mitchell, "Longing" by Mary Pastorius, "Come On Come Over" by Mass Mental, "Shine" by TechN9ne, and "Continuum" by Rodrigo Y Gabriela. CD

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