Post Tagged with: "Weather Report"

Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – Weather Or Not (2017)

Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – Weather Or Not (2017)

Wayne Shorter himself sees the “graphically arranged material of Weather Report” on ‘Weather Or Not’ as Gerry Gibbs keeping up with his “creative mission.”

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “The Epic” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “The Epic” (1979)

From the shades of Weather Report in its opening tumble of descending chords to the inspired solo passages to the explosive ending, “The Epic” brings to mind (in retrospect) some of Pat Metheny’s through-composed material such as The Way Up.

One Track Mind: Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, “Black Market” (2013)

It’s hard to deny the electricity, enthusiasm and emotion of Afro-Cuban music, and a certain drummer out of San Francisco has captured that essence in leading a band of like-minded specialists of the music form.

Lenny White – Live from 97 (2013)

Lenny White – Live from 97 (2013)

The truth is, both of the late-1990s Lenny White-led solo releases that preceded the Japanese concert featured here needed a little scuffing up, and this group happily obliges.

Desert Island Discs: 1970s Fusion Edition

Turns out, this was one funky ship that ran ashore. Our latest Desert Island Disc lists focus on 1970s fusion, and top vote-getters included Herbie Hancock’s thunderously groove-filled 1973 triumph Head Hunters.

Gimme Five: My 'Important Records,' from Tanya Tucker to Weather Report to ELP

Every collector has a few records that are ‘important’: bought during life-altering circumstances or maybe during a difficult time in life. Or heck, maybe some nutty karma-tidbit tossed the record into your hands.

Christian McBride Band – Vertical Vision (2003)

by Mark Saleski Vertical Vision would remind me of Weather Report even if it didn’t contain a smokin’ reading of “Boogie Woogie Waltz.” Honest!!

Half Notes: Troy Roberts – Nu-Jive (2011)

I probably say this too often, but here goes … this record is just too much fun! Saxophonist Troy Roberts knows how to lay down the funk and on Nu-Jive, the funk is relentless. From the David S. Ware-meets-Steely Dan opening salvo of “Chiver-town,” to the slippery “Shavon” (where electric bassist Eric England and keyboardist Silvano Monasterios really shine), theRead More

Gimme Five: Alphonse Mouzon on Weather Report, McCoy Tyner, solo songs

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to legendary fusion drummer Alphonse Mouzon.

Something Else! Interview: Jazz drumming legend Alphonse Mouzon

A seminal force in the berth of fusion, the versatile Alphonse Mouzon has played drums alongside of dizzying array of jazz greats. Even today, it’s no different.