Wed. Jan. 16, 2019

Weather Report – Birdland (Columbia)

A key figure in the maturation of the Jazz Fusion, Airto Moreira collaborated with Miles Davis, prior joinin’ Wayne Shorter and Miroslav Vitouš as a member of Weather Report, contributing to the recording of their sef-titled debut-album released back in 1971, before joining Return To Forever.
Countless luminaries would contribute to the establishment of Weather Report as a key band in terms of fusion along with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, from Alphonse Mouzon to Narada Michael Walden, Dom Um Romao, Alphonso Johnson, Jaco Pastorius and Leon Ndugu Chanclerr among many others along with time.
The 1977 released ‘Heavy Report’ would be their biggest commercial success, featuring the boiling ‘Birdland’ (arguably their most well known jam), which became a Pop hit and later a Jazz standard…

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