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Black Market

Read "Black Market" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

As Weather Report returned to the studio to cut their next album the band was yet again in flux. Gone from 1975's Tale Spinnin' line up were percussionist Alyrio Lima and drummer Ndugu Leon Chancler.

Zawinul explained the latest comings-and-goings in a 1976 interview, “We're always happy with the group, because if we're not ...

ARTICLE: REASSESSING

Amigos

Read "Amigos" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

It's a cliche, but for Carlos Santana, the year of 1976 was a critical turning point in his long career. Coming after Borboletta, his third consecutive jazz fusion record, he was catching heat from the execs at Columbia Records to come up with something reminiscent of the classic Latin rock which had made him a star ...