The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Reports fine arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1977 fusion classic Heavy Weather would go on to yield one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and R&B charts thanks to the top charting hit single Birdland.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with smashes like Joe Zawinuls brilliant ballad A Remark You Made, the powerful Palladíum by Wayne Shorter and of course the funk assault of Jaco Pastorius on Teen Town all which made this a top charting album in 1977.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Heavy Weather also features the all-star lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Manolo Badrena (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion). All in all, Heavy Weather took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Heavy Weather by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design by Lou Beach.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Heavy Weather...an audiophile first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Pressed at RTI
Joe Zawinul, keyboards
Wayne Shorter, saxophone
Jaco Pastorius, bass
Manolo Badrena, drums
Alex Acuna, percussion
2. A Remark You Made
3. Teen Town
1. Rumba Mama
3. The Juggler