Weather Report - The Best Of Weather Report


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Weather Report, co-founded by keyboard player Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, was among the elite of jazz-rock fusion bands. During their 15-year existence (1971-1985) Weather Report continued to advance the fusion idiom, dramatically expanding its harmonic vocabulary, tonal palette, rhythmic dynamism, extra-jazz influences and the relationship between ensemble and soloist in jazz.

The Best of Weather Report features 11 brilliantly remixed signature tracks from seven albums recorded between 1973 and 1980. Included are such outstanding compositions as Zawinul's worldwide crossover hit "Birdland," "A Remark You Made," and Shorter's "Mysterious Traveller," and "Elegant People." As annotator Hal Miller points out, Each song" serves to underscore the fact that what made this band beyond category was the sheer excellence and artistry of its compositions, and its willingness to venture from the safe and predictable to the new and different.


1. Birdland
2. Mysterious Traveller
3. Boogie Woogie Waltz
4. The Elders
5. Night Passage
6. Freezing Fire
7. A Remark You Made
8. Elegant People
9. Man In The Green Shirt
10. Blackthorn Rose
11. Black Market

Artist Weather Report
Title Best of Weather Report
Label Sony Jazz
Format Import
Release Date May 11, 2010