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
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.”
The third song to be premiered off Weather Report’s ‘The Legendary Live Tapes’ is “Continuum/River People”! Listen to it on Relix Magazine
“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”
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
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/
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).
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
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.