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  • ASIN: B0031Q301Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Rodkin on February 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I stayed away from the 80's weather report albums for quite a while - had all their 70's material short of the 1st album and mr.gone. Not sure what prompted me to pick up the rest of their stuff just recently. Procession was an extremely pleasant surprise and definitely stood out among Night passage, WR and sportin' life.
I thought all cuts are very strong in terms of song-writing and playing. In my book this album is right up there with MT, Sweetnighter and Tail Spinning, but it has a different sound - it is not a repetition of their old material. I think Bailey and Hakim are very creative musicians and their arrival didn't slow down Weather Report at all.
Honestly, I am still to grasp the impact of Jaco pastorius on weather report. I've read somewhere that some call their Night Passage and WR their finest period, so I am not discounting those albums completely, but at this point to me they sound a little more boring than some of their earlier stuff.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By THX1138b on June 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Maybe the best of the post-Jaco, late phase of WR's output. Drummer Omar Hakim (later with Scofield) does real justice. Great tunes. This one has the sprit of Sweatnighter and the polish of a mature band.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kirk on January 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
one of those over-looked gems in the true weather vane tradition hypnotic well played grooves that reward the listener time after time memorable tunes great solos i think a must for any weather fan
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Best Of All on February 28, 2009
Format: Audio CD
It was bound to happen.

The professional drama that had mostly eluded Weather Report since its inception stormed onto the scene in late-1981 - a delay in the release of the album, Weather Report, then a tour being cancelled - which ultimately found Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine and Robert Thomas, Jr., leaving the fold for a variety of projects.

With Weather Report being released in early-1982 and record company pressure to get on the road, Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter hired drummer Omar Hakim, who then quickly got bassist Victor Bailey and percussionist Jose Rossy into the fold. And this is where Procession actually begins.

About a month into the tour to support Weather Report, the band went into the studio to record this album - literally a work in progress - which was released in Spring 1983. After the 1982 tour, the band took time to regroup and then played nearly 90 gigs the following year.

Though the selections lack the spontaneity that was a hallmark of the group, the strength in the musicianship is heard in the title cut, a Zawinul composition that kicks-off the album. The second selection, Plaza Real, is a ballad composed by Shorter that builds to his wonderful sax solo. An intriguing number is Where the Moon Goes, which features the vocal group Manhattan Transfer.

That Weather Report was able to forge ahead at all makes the album one of the most interesting in the band's discography. But the powerful back story ultimately trumps the music.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By G B on July 29, 2001
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The last two or three albums with Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine sounded like a group on musical autopilot. And while some fans of the Pastorius/Erskine band may sneer at their replacements (Victor Bailey and Omar Hakim, respectively), 1983's Procession was definitely a comeback. The tunes are more catchy (especially the classic title track), the band is more feisty, and Zawinul's synths are less cheesy than they had been in years. There's an obvious nostalgia for the Mysterious Traveller - Black Market days (just look at the cover!) on songs like the Shorter/Zawinul duet "The Well" and the memorable Shorter ballad "Plaza Real". This is not a classic by any means, but people looking to explore the post-Heavy Weather albums of WR should definitely start here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Singleton on April 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of Weather Report's best ever works. This release was the feature of then new-bassist Victor Bailey, whose spirited mix of avant garde and traditional bebop underscores each tune...I had the opportunity to see it and hear it live at the Greek in Berkeley at the concert that marked Bailey's arrival...True enthusiasts should try "Two Lines" on for size...outstanding work by all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By IRate on March 20, 2009
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Procession is probably one of those late-career discs that gets lumped in with other apathetic 80's releases, but in fact sounds bolder, richer, and more dynamic than a few overpraised early works.
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