|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 12 December 2011
Format: LP Vinyl
|Weather Report Heavy Weather Limited 180gram Audiophile LP
Weather report's seventh album, released in 1977.
It is the band's second album with bassist Jaco Pastorius, but on this one he is a permanent member of the band (He was also present on 2 tracks of "Black Market" MOVLP428).
Its opening track, "Birdland", was a significant commercial success, something not typical of instrumental music.
A striking feature of "Birdland" is Pastorius picking harmonics on his fretless bass.
Released just as the Jazz-rock or Fusion movement began to run out of steam, this landmark album proved that there was plenty of creative life left in the idiom.
• 180 grams audiophile vinyl
A2 A Remark You Made
A3 Teen Town
B1 Rumba Mamá
B3 The Juggler