Miroslav Vitous Music of Weather Report

Miroslav Vitous - Music Of Weather Report (2016) {ECM 2364}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 1, 2016
Miroslav Vitous - Music Of Weather Report (2016) {ECM 2364}

Miroslav Vitous - Music Of Weather Report (2016) {ECM 2364}
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Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Fusion / Modern Creative / Bass

The great Czech bassist returns once more to the music of Weather Report, the group he co-founded with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970. It’s the improvisational freedom of the early Weather Report that most interests Vitous, and he abides by their old rallying call “everyone solos and no one solos”. Well-known Report repertoire re-explored includes “Birdland”, “Seventh Arrow”, “Scarlet Woman”, “Pinocchio” and “Morning Lake” and Miroslav’s group also plays “Acrobat’s Issues” a piece which the first Weather Report line-up played but didn’t record.
Weather Report - Weather Report (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Weather Report - Weather Report (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Here we have the free-floating, abstract beginnings of Weather Report, which would define the state of the electronic jazz/rock art from its first note almost to its last. Their first album is a direct extension of the Miles Davis In a Silent Way/Bitches Brew period, more fluid in sound and more volatile in interplay. Joe Zawinul ruminates in a delicate, liquid manner on Rhodes electric piano; at this early stage, he used a ring modulator to create weird synthesizer-like effects.
Fusion Jazz

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Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (1974)
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Mysterious Traveller, the fourth release of Weather Report, completes the journey that Sweetnighter began. This album marked the end of bassist Miroslav Vitous's tenue with the band. Vitous was replaced by the great electric bassist Alphonso Johnson. Another addition to the line-up is drummer Ishmael Wilburn. Greg Errico was the drummer previously for Sweetnighter and the ensuing tour, but declined an invitation to be a permanent member of the band.
Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30).
Weather Report - Live In Berlin 1975 (2011) {Art Of Groove}

Weather Report - Live In Berlin 1975 (2011) {Art Of Groove}
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Jazz / Fusion

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Weather Report, the Zawinul estate is proud to release this live document of the supergroup's appearance at the 1975 Jazztage Berlin, one of the oldest and most prestigious jazz festivals in Europe. This is the first time that this historic performance has been made available commercially. From the opening strains of Wayne Shorter's propulsive "Freezing Fire" to Joe Zawinul's exotic "Badia" (a template for the world music movement that would come over a decade later), Live in Berlin, 1975 crackles with an audacious spirit of discovery and daring, underscored by an uncanny sense of group-thinking that allowed the band to be truly in the moment from tune to tune, from bar to bar.

Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) [2CDs] {Columbia}  

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 18, 2015
Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) [2CDs] {Columbia}

Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) [2CDs] {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

Weather Report is generally regarded as the greatest jazz fusion band of all time, with the biggest jazz hit ("Birdland") from the best jazz fusion album (1977's Heavy Weather). But the group's studio mastery sometimes overshadows the fact that it was also a live juggernaut – so don't overlook the outstanding live and studio album from 1979, 8:30. This was a rare quartet version of Weather Report, with co-leaders in keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The bassist was the inimitable Jaco Pastorius, the drummer a young Peter Erskine.

Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {Columbia} [Re-Up]  

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 18, 2014
Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {Columbia} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

"I don't know what the next record will be," Josef Zawinul said in the summer of 1972, "but it'll be something else! We've been learning every night, and we're still growing."Indeed, Sweetnighter was something else. Zawinul began to assert greater control of band, steering it away from the collective improvisation that marked its live performances toward more structured compositions emphasizing funk and groove. This was exemplified by the album's two dominant tracks, "Boogie Woogie Waltz" and "125th Street Congress," as well as the album closer, "Non-Stop Home." Other tracks were reminiscent of Weather Report's previous albums, making Sweetnighter a transition from the band's first phase to what one might call its mature phase.

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]  

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2013
Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]
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Genre: Fusion

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30).
Weather Report - This Is This (1986) {1st US press} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - This Is This (1986)
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This Is This is the last album of Weather Report. The photo of Zawinul and Wayne Shorter shaking hands on the back cover of the LP is definitely a farewell gesture, for Shorter turns up on only three of the eight cuts (having left the band while this record was being made), and the record's world-music slant gives it a closer kinship with Zawinul's subsequent albums than with WR's earlier output. Already on the delicate "I'll Never Forget You," Zawinul's synthesizer is replacing Wayne as a simulated solo wind voice. Minu Cinelu is on percussion on vocals, Victor Bailey on bass, and co-producer Peter Erskine returns for one final fling on drums (Omar Hakim handles the sticks on "Consequently").
Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}

Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}
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Jazz / Fusion

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Weather Report the Zawinul estate is proud to release this live document of the band's performance in Cologne, Germany, on May 13th, 1983. This is the first time that this wonderful concert has been available and it's released simultaneously on 2CD. By this time leaders Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter had produced some of the most innovative and best selling jazz of the 1970's, often in the company of some of the foremost musicians of that time including Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine. By 1983 this bass and drums team had departed and Zawinul and Shorter completely refashioned the band bringing on board a new, younger, rhythm section including Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim and Jose Rossy.