Weather Report blends the electric piano with synthesizers, classic saxophone sequences as well as African and Middle Eastern rhythms.
The Weather Report core was heavily influenced by Miles Davis electric period. WR, through all its changes in virtuoso supporting musicians, was Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter, a powerful and talented pair who defined jazz fusion.
In a Silent Way - Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Josef Zawinul
This Is How It All Started. Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew" launched jazz fusion. Zawinul and Shorter were there as well, and followed up with Weather Report.
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Weather Report Concert Videos
Remembering Weather Report - Miroslav Vitous
Don't miss this album. Four brilliant musicians, but especially Vitous' open compositions and free musical vision are fantastic, and you will hear possibly the best arco bass ever played.
Black Market - The Turning Point
The band's history can be divided in two periods. Before and after the album Black Market. The first period is characterized by an exploratory and improvisational playing, and in the second period the band becomes more popular, more accessible. Coincidentally, it's also the time when Jaco Pastorious joined Weather Report.
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