Unreleased Live Material from Weather Report’s Jaco Years Gets Release

Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981Jaco Pastorius and Weather Report fans have an early present this holiday season — Weather Report –The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981.

The previously unreleased tapes, sourced from the jazz-rock-fusion band’s soundboard recordings and from bootleg recordings, are arranged so that they reflect key performances, rather than the band’s typical set lists of the era, which featured the late Pastorius’ revelatory bass playing. Pastorius was in the band from 1976 to 1981.

The four-CD set was curated, assembled and produced by Peter Erskine and Tony Zawinul (son of band co-founder, the late Joe Zawinul) who is also working on a Weather Report documentary. Erskine also provides notes and song-by-song descriptions of performances for the set.

Weather Report –The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-81 is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Weather Report –The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. 8:30
  2. Sightseeing
  3. Brown Street
  4. The Orphan
  5. Forlorn
  6. Three Views of A Secret
  7. Badia/Boogie Waltz
  8. Wayne Solo
  9. Jaco Solo (Osaka 1980)

Disc 2:

  1. Joe and Wayne Duet (Tokyo 1978)
  2. Birdland
  3. Peter’s Solo
  4. A Remark You Made
  5. Continuum/River People
  6. Gibraltar

Disc 3:

  1. Fast City
  2. Madagascar
  3. Night Passage
  4. Dream Clock
  5. Rockin’ In Rhythm
  6. Port of Entry

Disc 4:

  1. Elegant People
  2. Scarlet Women
  3. Black Market
  4. Jaco Solo (Osaka 1978)
  5. Teen Town
  6. Peter’s Solo (Osaka 1978)
  7. Directions

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  1. Eric Rosenkrantz

    This is some of the best WR music I have ever listened to. All four artists are simply magnificent. Kudos to Anthony Zawinul and Peter Erskine for their dedicated efforts bringing this diamond to the surface. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.