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Weather Report: The True US Art Form

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, July 1976

"PEOPLE ARE beautiful everywhere," says Josef Zawinul. "I think a real open person, I don't care what music he is playing, is going to be ...


Weather Report: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, Times, The, November 1975

MENTION "JAZZ rock" to me in the normal way, and I yawn. The two elements, apparently so close, seem mutually inimical: the fire tends to ...

Weather Report: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, December 1975

TO MYSTERIOSO OR not to mysterioso – that was the question facing Weather Report last Thursday at nine p.m. ...

Wayne Shorter Cuts It

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, December 1975

WAYNE Shorter used to be introduced by Art Blakey in the 1950s like this: "This is Wayne Shorter, ladies and genulmen... ‘cos he’s shorter than ...

Wayne Shorter: From Mr. Weird to the Hollywood Hills

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, December 1975

Here's WAYNE SHORTER taking care of business. TCB. And what business — taking in the days with Maynard, the Messengers, and Miles right through to today's WEATHER ...

Blow for Love and Money: Crossover Jazz in the Seventies

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1977

In the first part of a detailed investigation Davitt Sigerson chronicles how "jazz" found its way back to the commercial big league. ...

Weather Report: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, October 1977

JOE ZAWINUL's mob are the one band I would never expect to let me down – and although Weather Report didn't quite do that, they ...


Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, November 1977

DOWNSTAIRS AT Newcastle's City Hall, Josef Zawinul has just made a very astute point. "All the originators are always great," he repeats, looking inquisitively close ...

Weather Report: Joni Mitchell? Clark Gable?

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, November 1977

What have they got to do with JOE ZAWINUL ? ROBIN KATZ finds a connection ...

Weather Report: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, October 1978

IF YOU spent an evening in the company of some guys and the only word they uttered was 'Goodbye' you might well think they were ...

Weather Report: Mr. Gone

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, October 1978

WEATHER REPORT are suffering an identity crisis which has completely mitigated the potential of Mr. Gone. Their unwillingness to pursue the avenues of progression opened ...

Weather Report

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, October 1978

THIS YEAR'S Weather Report is twice as nice as last year's. And doubly dodgy. ...

Weather Report: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, July 1979

Driving with a devil in their tank ...

High Wind In Birdland: Weather Report's Procession

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, March 1983

I DON'T BELIEVE IT, but they've done it again. Just when it seemed that the tuneless roar of last year's Weather Report had permanently iced ...

Jaco Pastorius

Retrospective by Charles Shaar Murray, Independent, The, 1998

AS JOHN LENNON proclaimed in the 1970 Rolling Stone interview which effectively announced his final break with the Beatles, "Genius is pain". What he neglected ...

The World’s Greatest Bass Player?

Retrospective by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, October 2003

HEROES COME and heroes go. Most rise to the top and stay there for a while before their star fades; a few endure for a ...

see also Jaco Pastorius

see also Wayne Shorter

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