Weather Report (1982 album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Weather Report (1982)
Studio album by Weather Report
Released January 1982
Recorded 1981, The Power Station, New York
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 41:04
Label Columbia
Producer Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter
Weather Report chronology
Night Passage
(1980)
Weather Report
(1982)
Procession
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Weather Report (1982) is the twelfth album from the jazz group Weather Report. The band's first album is also self-titled, causing confusion among consumers and retailers upon its release. It is the final album featuring Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine in the rhythm section, bringing to an end what many fans considered the best lineup in the band's history.

The center piece of the album is the three part "N.Y.C." The three movement suite starts with 41st Parallel, a bouncing groove showing off Erskine's unique touch on the drums. The second movement, The Dance, is a more traditional swing feel, but with Zawinul's synthesizer orchestration heavily laid on top. The final movement, Crazy About Jazz, is a cordial ending that fits its name in every way.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Volcano for Hire" (Zawinul) – 5:25
  2. "Current Affairs" (Zawinul) – 5:54
  3. "N.Y.C. (41st Parallel/The Dance/Crazy About Jazz)" (Zawinul) – 10:11
  4. "Dara Factor One" (Zawinul) – 5:25
  5. "When It Was Now" (Shorter) – 4:45
  6. "Speechless" (Zawinul) – 5:58
  7. "Dara Factor Two" (Zawinul/Shorter/Pastorius/Erskine/Thomas Jr.) – 4:27

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Weather Report [1982] - Weather Report | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 

External links[edit]