The master timekeeper of the funk, Greg Errico, sat down with us and shared his incredible journey with WR. Following his ground-breaking rhythmic backbeats with Sly & the Family Stone (he was on all the hits, held the pocket together at Woodstock, took everyone “Higher”), Errico accepted an invitation to take the drum seat in the summer of “73. For the next six months he toured the States, Europe and Japan, providing what Joe Z himself called the best-sounding engine ever for the “Boogie Woogie Waltz.”
Teen Town premieres on JazzTimes!
Head over to Jazz Times facebook for an exclusive premiere of “Teen Town.” The track will appear on Weather Report’s new 4-disc collection, ‘The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981,’ out this Friday on Legacy Recordings: http://jazztimes.com/articles/170475-excusive-premiere-weather-report-s-teen-town
Prince is a fan of Weather Report!
Check out this article! Prince loves WR!
“Well, I don’t think people learn technique any more. There are no great jazz-fusion bands. I grew up seeing Weather Report, and I don’t see anything remotely like that now. There’s nothing to copy from, because you can’t go and see a band like Weather Report. Al di Meola, the guitar player, he’d just stand in the centre of the stage, soloing, until everyone gives him a standing ovation. Those were the memories that I grew up with and that made me want to play.”
Weather Report “Continuum/River People” premiere on Relix Magazine
The third song to be premiered off Weather Report’s ‘The Legendary Live Tapes’ is “Continuum/River People”! Listen to it on Relix Magazine
Here is a great article from Jazzwise in UK
“Fans of the band are in for a serious treat, as few will have heard the band ever play like this before, such is the revelatory quality of this magnificent box set”
Weather Report Exclusive!
Listen to “A Remark You Made” off ‘The Legendary Live Tapes’ on Yahoo Music:
You can pre-order your copy today: http://smarturl.it/WR_LiveTapes_Amazon?IQid=fb.wr
An unreleased Live version of “Birdland” premiered on The Wall Street Journal
Here’s a previously unreleased live version of Weather Report’s “Birdland” off their Nov 20 release, ‘The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981’:
Read the article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/10/21/weather-report-birdland-tokyo/
Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes Promo
Check out this great promo for the upcoming Weather Report 4 CD set. It features Peter Erskine, Wayne Shorter, Flea (Bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Robert Trujillo (Bassist for Metallica).
Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes Pre-Order now available!!
Recorded around the world from 1979-1981, Weather Report’s ‘The Legendary Live Tapes’ features four discs of unheard performances–completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely LIVE. Pre-order your copy today! http://smarturl.it/WR_LiveTapes_Amazon?IQid=fb.wr
Greg Errico Interview
Roger Powell Interview
Roger Powell arrived at a Boston Hotel room in the fall of 1971, carrying a large, unwieldy package – an ARP 2600 synthesizer. Joe Zawinul answered the door, took a look and instantly recognized that a new world of musical opportunities presented itself. “Just slide this fader here, patch this chord there… and stand back.” Joe took the young, enthusiastic product rep’s instructions and created an electronic template that continues to bewitch and bedazzle. Roger Powell tells the This Is This crew the whole story in his exclusive interview for the documentary.