Customer Review

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic. Buy!, 6 Mar 2011
This review is from: Heavy Weather (Audio CD)
Some reviewers complain that 'this is not jazz' or that some of the tracks are cheesy. What they don't like is that Weather Report show themselves for the first time to be capable of numerous styles.

Heavy Weather has tracks that are big band pastiche, punk jazz, and bop. The rhythm section is elastic, slippery, funky or jazzy as the individual track requires; Shorter and Zawinul deliver soloes, riffs - and melody, which is sometimes lacking in Weather Report tracks(Cucumber Slumber, for instance, from Mysterious Traveller). Pastorius shows himself capable both of working with the rhythm section and soloing in his own right.

The result is an album in which variety is key. All the tracks have different characters. And the recording itself feels spacious and airy. It's a joy to listen to; the fact that Birdland was a mainstream hit, I presume, is what leads some jazz 'purists' to describe this as cheesy. I couldn't agree less. This is a joyful album, exuberantly musical. A huge advance on the tentative, studio-bound stiffness of Black Market.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (15 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (10)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (3)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,497,473