The Zawinul Syndicate Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (1997)

The Zawinul Syndicate can be considered the main successor of the legendary American jazz rock/jazz fusion band Weather Report which was co-fronted by Austrian-born fantastic keyboardist Josef ‘Joe’ Zawinul and American saxophonist extraordinaire Wayne Shorter between 1971 and 1986 (even though, briefly, Zawinul performed with a couple of ‘reporters’ under… Read more“The Zawinul Syndicate Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (1997)”

Weather Report – Live in Tokyo, Jazz Fusion Live Album (1972)

‘Live in Tokyo‘ is the title of the first live album by the legendary jazz rock/jazz fusion band Weather Report which was released through CBS/Sony in 1972. The album was officially released on 1 May 1972 and recorded during the same year, earlier on 13 January. The record was initially… Read more“Weather Report – Live in Tokyo, Jazz Fusion Live Album (1972)”

Rare Jaco Pastorius Jam At Musicians Institute (1985)

Below are embedded five great episodes of the most finest jazz fusion jam by the one and only legendary, innovative, technical, and creative American bassist Jaco Pastorius at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California in 1985. These jams are quite rare and they were uploaded on Youtube courtesy of… Read more“Rare Jaco Pastorius Jam At Musicians Institute (1985)”

Weather Update Live At The Jazz Festival Antibes In France (1986)

Weather Update was a short-lived jazz rock/jazz fusion project led by piano/keyboard virtuoso Josef ‘Joe’ Zawinul in 1986, shortly after the disbandment of the legendary jazz rock/jazz fusion band Weather Report which he had co-founded along with saxophone virtuoso Wayne Shorter. This brief article includes a great live performance by… Read more“Weather Update Live At The Jazz Festival Antibes In France (1986)”

Weather Report Live At Molde Jazz Festival, Norway (1972)

The legendary American jazz rock/jazz fusion band Weather Report performed live in Molde, Norway at the 1972 edition of the Molde Jazz Festival. At that time, the band co-led by Josef ‘Joe’ Zawinul (keyboards) and Wayne Shorter (saxophones) was only at the beginning of their activity. As such, the setlist… Read more“Weather Report Live At Molde Jazz Festival, Norway (1972)”

Weather Report Live In Tokyo, Japan (1984)

The legendary American jazz fusion/jazz rock band Weather Report performed a great concert in Tokyo, Japan in 1984, as part of their Domino Theory world tour. ‘Domino Theory‘ is the title of the band’s 12th studio album which was released in February 1984. The title of the LP is a… Read more“Weather Report Live In Tokyo, Japan (1984)”

Jaco Pastorius – Modern Electric Bass (1985)

The fantastic, legendary, highly innovative, tremendously creative, and extremely technical American bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius has influenced countless generations of fans worldwide. Best known for his time in the legendary American jazz fusion/jazz rock band Weather Report (with which he performed from the late 1970s up until the early 1980s),… Read more“Jaco Pastorius – Modern Electric Bass (1985)”

Jaco Pastorius Band – “So What?” Belgian TV Show (1985)

Legendary American bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius together with his backing band performed at the “So What?” Belgian TV show in 1985. Jaco and his band played live in the show’s studio for about 45 minutes. The setlist for this recorded live TV performance is as follows: Dolphin Dance; If You… Read more“Jaco Pastorius Band – “So What?” Belgian TV Show (1985)”

Weather Report – 8:30, Jazz Fusion Live Album (1979)

‘8:30‘ is the title of the second live album (after ‘Live in Tokyo’ from 1972) released by the legendary American jazz fusion band Weather Report in 1979. The album was issued in August 1979 by ARC/Columbia Records and has a total length of 80 minutes and 58 seconds. It was… Read more“Weather Report – 8:30, Jazz Fusion Live Album (1979)”

Jaco Pastorius – Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival In 1982

In July 1982, the fabulous, highly talented, tremendously technical, very creative, innovative, and revolutionary American bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius performed live at the Montreal Jazz Fest together with his big band, Word of Mouth. That year’s edition of the International Montreal Jazz Festival was truly blessed with Jaco’s invitation and… Read more“Jaco Pastorius – Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival In 1982”