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Weather Report: The True US Art Form

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, 31 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 ...

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Weather Report: This Man Is Watching Out For Custard Pies

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 7 August 1976

It seems most successful artists participate in the ritual — with Presley coming to mind as a particularly adept dodger. Right now, though, we're watching ...

Wayne Shorter: From Mr. Weird to the Hollywood Hills

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 13 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 ...

Jaco Pastorius

Retrospective by Charles Shaar Murray, The Independent, 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 ...

Black Market: Wayne Shorter & Weather Report #6

Profile and Interview by Colman Andrews, Phonograph Record, April 1976

WEATHER REPORT — the adventuresome, electronically-spiced neo-jazz group founded five years ago by Josef Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, and Mirsolav Vitous, and still co-led by the ...

John Simon: Max's Kansas City; Weather Report: Bitter End, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 28 December 1972


Weather Report: Fair Weather Jazz Fans Leave Them Alone

Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 27 September 1973

PASADENA, CALIF. — "Our music demands everything from the listener," says Josef Zawinul seriously. "Either you love it or you don't — there's no middle ...

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: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 6 December 1975

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

Weather Report

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 28 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, 14 July 1979

Driving with a devil in their tank ...

Wayne Shorter: Alegria (Verve)

Review by John L. Walters, The Guardian, 21 March 2003

SAXOPHONIST WAYNE SHORTER still towers over contemporary jazz. Over four decades he's combined compositional flair with an original and masterly command of tenor and soprano ...

Wayne Shorter: The Sunny Weatherman

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 6 December 1975

TO SAY that Wayne Shorter looked happy would be the understatement of the year. ...

Weather Report: Mr. Gone

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 21 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 ...


Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 19 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: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 15 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 ...

Weather Report: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 14 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 ...

The Mothers of Invention, Weather Report, Copperhead: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 16 December 1972

Unique Blend Of Styles at Winterland Show ...

Weather Report: Keystone Korner, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 February 1973

Hot and Cool — Weather Report Casts Spell ...

Weather Report: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, The Times, 28 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: Mr. Gone (Columbia)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Creem, February 1979

I'VE ALWAYS been for labelling music, an unpopular attitude among some critics, some musicians and practically all record companies. The irritating thing about the anti-label ...

High Wind In Birdland: Weather Report's Procession

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 19 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 ...

Weather Report: Sweetnighter (CBS 65532)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 7 July 1973

WEATHER REPORT seems simply to represent a rather elegant waste of the well-known talents of Wayne Shorter. ...

Weather Report: Joni Mitchell? Clark Gable?

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 26 November 1977

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

Wayne Shorter Cuts It

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 13 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 ...

see also Jaco Pastorius

see also Cannonball Adderley

see also Wayne Shorter


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