Weather Report Procession (1983)

Weather Report - Procession (1983) {Columbia} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 17, 2014
Weather Report - Procession (1983) {Columbia} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Procession (1983) {Columbia}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 257MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

A new Weather Report lineup makes its debut here, with Victor Bailey filling Jaco Pastorius' shoes, Omar Hakim on drums, Jose Rossy on percussion, and Joe Zawinul now thoroughly in charge. But contrary to the conventional wisdom which claims that WR went downhill after the departure of Pastorius/Erskine, the new lineup actually recharged WR's creative batteries; the material here is superior to that of the previous two albums at least. Bailey, while not Jaco's technical equal, is mobile enough to project through the texture, and Hakim has the versatility and swinging Third World rhythmic influences that must have appealed to Zawinul. "Procession" itself is a masterly Zawinul tone poem, with moody electronics and voices building to an emotional crescendo and ebbing away, a high point in WR's output.

Weather Report - Procession (1983) {COL 489775 2}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 25, 2010
Weather Report - Procession (1983) {COL 489775 2}

Weather Report - Procession (1983) {COL 489775 2}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 257 MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

A new Weather Report lineup makes its debut here, with Victor Bailey filling Jaco Pastorius' shoes, Omar Hakim on drums, Jose Rossy on percussion, and Joe Zawinul now thoroughly in charge. But contrary to the conventional wisdom which claims that WR went downhill after the departure of Pastorius/Erskine, the new lineup actually recharged WR's creative batteries; the material here is superior to that of the previous two albums at least. Bailey, while not Jaco's technical equal, is mobile enough to project through the texture, and Hakim has the versatility and swinging Third World rhythmic influences that must have appealed to Zawinul. "Procession" itself is a masterly Zawinul tone poem, with moody electronics and voices building to an emotional crescendo and ebbing away, a high point in WR's output. Even Wayne Shorter's sole composition "Plaza Real" is the most interesting tune he had come up with in a long time. The Manhattan Transfer, the champions of "Birdland," make a fascinating electronically distorted appearance on Zawinul's marvelous "Where the Moon Goes." This is an unjustly overlooked Weather Report treasure, hopefully due for CD reissue soon.
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [Audio Fidelity 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [Audio Fidelity 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:52 minutes | Scans included | 1,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 821 MB
Mastered by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-258

Weather Report were a jazz supergroup formed in 1970, best known outside the jazz world for their hit "Birdland". Heavy Weather is Weather Report’s 7th album, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. It is the band’s 2nd album with bassist Jaco Pastorius. On Black Market, Pastorius played on 2 of the 7 tracks, but here he is a full member of the band. It is on the short list of LP's considered to be the greatest of all Jazz-Fusion recordings.
VA - Mysterious Voyages: A Tribute To Weather Report (2005) 2CDs

VA - Mysterious Voyages: A Tribute To Weather Report (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 913 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included | 02:32:35
Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Rock, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ESC | # ESC 03692-2

This double-CD has 24 different groups of fusion musicians (including some from Europe) paying tribute to Weather Report. Despite the personnel and often the instrumentation changing from track to track, there is a unity to the project and many of the bands sound quite a bit like Weather Report, either purposely as part of the tribute or naturally. The programming is somewhat random and the bands bring back the sound, grooves, and spirits of Weather Report rather than necessarily always sticking to their compositions. All in all, this is a heartfelt and very well-played tribute that can also serve as an introduction to a cross-section of some of today's top fusion musicians, many of whom are not household names yet.

Xolotl with Daniel Kobialka - Procession (1983) [Reissue 1993]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 27, 2016
Xolotl with Daniel Kobialka - Procession (1983) [Reissue 1993]

Xolotl with Daniel Kobialka - Procession (1983) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Erdenklang (30652)

Bernard Xolotl is a French synthesist who has worked with Clearlight's Cyrille Verdeaux, which could give some indication of his stylistic direction. Daniel Kobialka is a well known violinist from the bay area, and the author of music that you see in new age bookstores - fluffy, meditation music. "Procession" celebrates the harmonious fusion of violin and viola (played by Kobialka) and the serene, heavenly and uplifting electronic textures of Xolotl. The outcome is of an overall tranquil, spacious and sometimes even romantic nature as the tapestries of melodic cosmic music delicately unfold.
Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia} [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs] {Columbia}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 935MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 304MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30).

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2013
Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]

Weather Report - Live & Unreleased (2002) [2CDs]
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 935MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Live and Unreleased is a compilation of live recordings of Weather Report. The tracks are taken from live performances that took place from November 25, 1975 to June 3, 1983. Since its skill at live improvisation made up a large part of the band's appeal, its perhaps surprising that this is only their third official live recording (the previous two were 1972's Live in Tokyo and 1979's 8:30).

Weather Report - Domino Theory (1984) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 3, 2012
Weather Report - Domino Theory (1984) [Re-Up]

Weather Report - Domino Theory (1984) {CBS 25839}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 318 MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Here's more proof that Weather Report actually became a more potent, life-affirming musical force after the departures of its best-known sidemen. Things begin on an oddly commercial note with a pop song "Can It Be Done," sung by Carl Anderson, that actually lays out Weather Report's credo, searching for sounds never heard before. Then Joe Zawinul and company get down to business with the funky "D-Flat Waltz," marked by Omar Hakim's flamboyantly complex drumming. Zawinul's synthesizer textures become thicker and more flexible with the help of newly-introduced digital instruments, and the funk element in general becomes more pronounced than on any record since Tale Spinnin'.

Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011)  Music

Posted by robi62 at June 8, 2012
Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011)

Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 183 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, AC-3 5ch. at 448 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Art of Groove | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 31 Oct 2011 | Runtime: 108 min. | 7,07 GB (DVD9)

To celebrate the 40th 'birthday' of one of the world's best bands - Weather Report - the label Art of Groove releases the band‘s Rockpalast concert in Cologne 1983 - a premiere on DVD. What a feast the concert was for the Colognials that night, and is now for us all these years later.

Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 6, 2011
Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}

Weather Report - Live In Cologne 1983 (2011) {Art Of Groove}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 692 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 256 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Art Of Groove / WDR | AOG 80052 CD
Jazz / Fusion

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Weather Report the Zawinul estate is proud to release this live document of the band's performance in Cologne, Germany, on May 13th, 1983. This is the first time that this wonderful concert has been available and it's released simultaneously on 2CD. By this time leaders Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter had produced some of the most innovative and best selling jazz of the 1970's, often in the company of some of the foremost musicians of that time including Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine. By 1983 this bass and drums team had departed and Zawinul and Shorter completely refashioned the band bringing on board a new, younger, rhythm section including Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim and Jose Rossy.