Weather Report Remaster 24bit

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 524 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 208 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 259 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4229~30
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas".
Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4228}

Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4228}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 321 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4228
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Right from the start, a vastly different Weather Report emerges here, one that reflects co-leader Joe Zawinul's developing obsession with the groove. It is the groove that rules this mesmerizing album, leading off with the irresistible 3/4 marathon deceptively tagged as the "Boogie Woogie Waltz" and proceeding through a variety of Latin-grounded hip-shakers. It is a record of discovery for Zawinul, who augments his Rhodes electric piano with a funky wah-wah pedal, unveils the ARP synthesizer as a melodic instrument and sound-effects device, and often coasts along on one chord.
Weather Report - I Sing The Body Electric (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4227}

Weather Report - I Sing The Body Electric (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4227}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 297 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 154 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4227
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Beautiful early work from Weather Report – one of the finest statements ever uttered by group, and a set that's got a bit more soul and warmth than their first album! The lineup's changed slightly at this point – still Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and Miroslav Vitous on bass – but Eric Gravatt has replaced Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Dom Um Romao's taken over for Airto on percussion – giving the record an even earthier feel at times!
Weather Report - Weather Report (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4226}

Weather Report - Weather Report (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4226}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 137 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4226
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Here we have the free-floating, abstract beginnings of Weather Report, which would define the state of the electronic jazz/rock art from its first note almost to its last. Their first album is a direct extension of the Miles Davis In a Silent Way/Bitches Brew period, more fluid in sound and more volatile in interplay. Joe Zawinul ruminates in a delicate, liquid manner on Rhodes electric piano; at this early stage, he used a ring modulator to create weird synthesizer-like effects.
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.

Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) [Remastered 1994]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 5, 2017
Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) [Remastered 1994]

Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) [Remastered 1994]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 467 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Columbia, Legacy | # CK 57665 | Time: 01:11:35

Weather Report is generally regarded as the greatest jazz fusion band of all time, with the biggest jazz hit ("Birdland") from the best jazz fusion album (1977's Heavy Weather). But the group's studio mastery sometimes overshadows the fact that it was also a live juggernaut – so don't overlook the outstanding live and studio album from 1979, 8:30. This was a rare quartet version of Weather Report, with co-leaders in keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The bassist was the inimitable Jaco Pastorius, the drummer a young Peter Erskine. Pastorius is otherworldly on early gems like "Black Market," the breakneck "Teen Town," and his solo showcase, "Slang" (in which he quotes Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun"). Shorter is most involved on the CD's slower pieces like "A Remark You Made," "In a Silent Way," and his own solo piece, "Thanks for the Memory"; Zawinul and Erskine shine on the swinging version of "Birdland" and roller coaster ride of the "Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz" medley. Four studio tracks (composing what was side four of the original album version) close 8:30 with a flourish – and some surprises.
Miroslav Vitous Group W/ Michel Portal - Remembering Weather Report (2009) (Repost)

Miroslav Vitous Group W/ Michel Portal - Remembering Weather Report (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 279.08 Mb | 48:02 | Cover
Post-Bop | Label: ECM Records ‎– ECM 2073

On the surface, Remembering Weather Report possesses little in common with the fusion supergroup that Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous co-founded in the early '70s with keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, before being summarily removed on the cusp of greater commercial success. Weather Report was a decidedly electric group; Vitous' is unapologetically acoustic, and doesn't really resemble, musically, early albums including WR's remarkable self-titled, 1971 debut and '72 follow-up, I Sing the Body Electric, both on Columbia. But scratch beneath the surface and there's an intrepid spirit there that pays greater homage than more direct tributes.
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 258 | Time: 00:37:52

Weather Report's biggest-selling album is that ideal thing, a popular and artistic success – and for the same reasons. For one thing, Joe Zawinul revealed an unexpectedly potent commercial streak for the first time since his Cannonball Adderley days, contributing what has become a perennial hit, "Birdland." Indeed, "Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band. The other factor is the full emergence of Jaco Pastorius as a co-leader; his dancing, staccato bass lifting itself out of the bass range as a third melodic voice, completely dominating his own ingenious "Teen Town" (where he also plays drums!). By now, Zawinul has become WR's de facto commander in the studio; his colorful synthesizers dictate the textures, his conceptions are carefully planned, with little of the freewheeling improvisation of only five years before. Wayne Shorter's saxophones are now reticent, if always eloquent, beams of light in Zawinul's general scheme while Alex Acuña shifts ably over to the drums and Manolo Badrena handles the percussion.
Weather Report – I Sing The Body Electric (1972) Columbia/KC 31352 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Weather Report – I Sing The Body Electric
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb & 200mb
Label: Columbia/KC 31352 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of rock music
Free Form Jazz Fusion at its Best
Weather Report’s I Sing the Body Electric is an album that I’ve only recently been able to handle and appreciate. It’s extremely free form, pulling in sounds ranging from low spoken murmurs to more classic jazz soloing to strange atonal feedback. The album is custom made for lying back with headphones, as the mix is very open and airy. I feel like I’m floating in a spacy dream. The tonality will slide from pleasant melodic major phrases to chaos almost seamlessly, tricking you into thinking there was planned structure for just a moment and then flying off again into the stratosphere.