Weather Report (1982 album)

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Weather Report (1982)
Studio album by Weather Report
Released January 1982
Recorded 1981
Studio 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)Night Passage1980
Weather Report
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Weather Report is the twelfth album from the jazz group Weather Report released in January 1982. 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


  • Neil Dorfsman, Mitch Gibson - engineer
  • Joseph Futterer, Richie Powell - art direction
  • Don Dixon - cover artwork


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Weather Report [1982] - Weather Report | AllMusic". Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 204. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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