Weather Report – Black Market (1976) [Japanese SACD 2001 #SRGS 4576]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 716 MB
Weather Report were a jazz supergroup formed in 1970, best known outside the jazz world for their hit “Birdland”. This is Weather Report’s sixth album and the first with the bass player Jaco Pastorius who features on two tracks. Black Market is an instrumental jazz fusion album. The album draws heavily from African influences and its style could be described as “world fusion”. The second song, “Cannon Ball” is tribute to Zawinul’s then recently deceased former band leader, saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.
The first two Weather Report albums to feature Jaco (and two of their very best) were combined on to a single cassette, containing the smash hit “Birdland”. If cassette was your format, this was a great way to pick up two great albums, but it is now out of print.
01. Black Market
02. Cannon Ball
04. Elegant People
05. Three Clowns
06. Barbary Coast
Produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter.
Recorded in December 1975 and first released in April 1976 through Columbia Records.
Jaco Pastorius – Bass
Alphonso Johnson – Bass
Chester Thompson – Drums
Narada Michael Walden – Drums
Alejandro “Alex” Acuña – Percussion, Congas
Don Elias – – Percussion, Congas
Joe Zawinul – Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer
Wayne Shorter – Saxophone, Strings [Lyre]