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Heavy Weather

4.6 out of 5 stars 266 ratings
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Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter didn't truly fulfill Weather Report's artistic and commercial potential until they brought on-board a bassist who could function as an equal partner in the musical equation, like co-founder Miroslav Vitous, whose main shortcoming was his inability to play funk. In renegade bassist Jaco Pastorius, the band found a formidable composer and improvisor, who possessed deep roots in funk and R&B, yet was equally at home in modern jazz and Afro-Cuban settings. Not coincidentally, the presence of this innovative fretless bassist on Heavy Weather gave Weather Report the rhythmic/melodic dimension it had been missing since Vitous's departure, as evidenced by his voice-like declamations on Zawinul's ballad "A Remark You Made." On Zawinul's chart-topping, big band-styled arrangement of "Birdland," Pastorius provided the kind of big, sweeping orchestral gestures the tune required, while on the shifting canvas of Wayne Shorter's "Harlequin," the bassist's ability to articulate complex chords allowed him to function as a string section unto himself. And on his own "Havona," Pastorius not only soloed with horn-like artistry, but combined with drummer Alex Acuna and percussionist Manolo Badrena to give Weather Report its funkiest rhythm section ever. --Chip Stern


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4.0 out of 5 stars Weather Report's popular tip towards big band jazz
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure genius from incredible musicians
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Jaco
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4.0 out of 5 stars A burning Panama hat ( not for long me thinks ). A more powerful event is on the disc which is contained inside the CD jacket
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Il primo con Pastorius. Strepitoso.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album ~ excellent remaster
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hybrid Sacd Audio Fidelity
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Weather Report
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5.0 out of 5 stars Muy bueno
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