Weather Report The Columbia Albums 1976 1982

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (2015) {4CD Columbia-Legacy 88875141272}

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (2015) {4CD Columbia-Legacy 88875141272}
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Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Electric Jazz

These four discs offer completely unreleased performances by the Weather Report lineup of keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Jaco Pastorius, drummer Peter Erskine, and a bit later, percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. It was compiled for release by Erskine (whose historical essay and annotated track notes are fantastic) and Tony Zawinul, Joe's son. These are mostly soundboard cassettes made by WR's longtime live sound engineer Brian Risner, with choice audience tapes and commercial mobile rig selections mixed in. While it (mostly) sounds like an excellent bootleg, the sound here is remarkable given the root sources. Similar to 2002's Live and Unreleased, the material is not arranged chronologically.
Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 247:24 minutes | 5,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Weather Report's The Legendary Live Tapes features four discs of sensational unreleased performances all "completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely live" recorded by the legendary jazz group from 1978 to 1981. This package uniquely showcases Weather Report's extensive prowess as a band, opting not to replicate the ebb and flow of a standard Weather Report set at the time, instead offering a uniquely curated experience that captures the dazzling directions the group took at the arguable height of their powers.
Weather Report - The Agora, Columbus, Ohio, October 17th 1972 (2015)

Weather Report - The Agora, Columbus, Ohio, October 17th 1972 (2015)
Jazz, Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 91 min | 184 MB
Label: Hi Hat | Rel: 2015

Weather Report are widely regarded as America's finest ever jazz fusion band. Originally recorded for FM broadcast, this superb live set at The Agora in Columbus, Ohio, on October 17th, 1972, was taped a few months after the release of their classic 1972 album I Sing the Body Electric, and features Joe Zawinul (keyboards), Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Miroslav Vitous (bass), Eric Gravátt (drums), and Dom Um Romão (percussion). It's presented here in its entirety, with digitally remastered sound, background notes, and images.
Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015)

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 247:08 min | 576 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Legacy

Weather Report's The Legendary Live Tapes features four discs of sensational unreleased performances all "completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely live" recorded by the legendary jazz group from 1978 to 1981.

Weather Report - Live at Montreux (1976) REPOST  

Posted by uff at Aug. 25, 2013
Weather Report - Live at Montreux (1976) REPOST

Weather Report - Live at Montreux (1976)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 4:3 (720:576), 25fps, 9880kbps | LPCM 2.0; DD 5.1, 448kbps; DTS 5.1 768kbps | 84 min | 6300Mb
jazz | Eagle Vision EREDV629 | rel: 2007 | covers

Weather Report are captured live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976 in this made for Swiss TV video recording. Sound and image quality (full stereo, full colour) is exemplary.
Jaco Pastorius had been in the bass slot just a few months but harnessing his great potential had already led to the replacement of drummer Chester Thompson with Alex Acuna (who had been playing percussion) and the introduction of Manolo Badrena (joining in the vacant percussion slot). As Joe Zawinul recalled: "As great a drummer as Chester was, he and Jaco didn't flow. Jaco was more of an upbeat player - more driving…… We had Alex Acuna move over to the drums and then Badrena came in. All of a sudden we had some smokin' stuff again.

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 - Sweetnighter (1973) {Columbia 485102}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 27, 2010
Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {Columbia 485102}

Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {Columbia 485102}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
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.

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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© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2364
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 - 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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© 2011 Art Of Groove | MIG 80020
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.