Weather Report - Zawinul, Shorter, Pastorius (1971 - 1976)

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By 1970, Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul were recognized as two of the finest hard bop composers and players having contributed the full range of their talents to The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis Quintet (in Shorter's case) and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet (in Zawinul's). Both contributed to Davis' Bitches Brew sessions and in 1971 formed the supergroup Weather Report, one of the most popular, influential and long-lived fusion bands.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Weather Report "Eurydice" from Weather Report (Columbia) 2:38
  • Weather Report "The Moors" from I Sing the Body Electric (Columbia) 8:19
  • Host speaks 12:59
  • Weather Report "Boogie Woogie Waltz" from Sweetnighter (Columbia) 13:24
  • Host speaks 26:25
  • Weather Report "Nubian Sundance" from Mysterious Traveler (Columbia) 28:41
  • Weather Report "Blacktorn Rose" from Mysterious Traveler (Columbia) 39:10
  • Host speaks 44:06
  • Jaco Pastorius -Don Alias duo "Donna Lee" from Jaco Pastorius (Epic) 46:11
  • Jaco Pastorius "Okonkole Y Trompa" from Jaco Pastorius (Epic) 48:38
  • Host speaks 53:00
  • Weather Report "Teen Town" from The Norton Jazz Collection (Norton) 54:02
  • Host Outro 56:50

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