Weather Report – Tokyo 1978 – 2CD
As close to a supergroup as jazz ever came, Weather Report played a storming set for their adoring audience at the Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo in 1978. The gig - broadcast live by NHK Radio on 28 June - featured the band as a quartet for the first time, with Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Jaco Pastorius joined by new kid Peter Erskine on drums. This recording captures the band at their creative height and showcases their music from the establishment of their signature jazz-funk fusion sound, through to their critically acclaimed and ground-breaking albums Black Market and Heavy Weather, material from which is heavily featured on this wonderful 2CD set.
1. Elegant People - 2. Scarlett Woman / Teen Town - 3. A Remark You Made - 4. Black Market -
1. Gibralter / Band Introo - 2. Shorter Solo / Zawinul Solo / Shorter and Awinil Duo - 3. Birdland -
Joe Zawinul (keyboards) , Wayne Shorter (saxophone) , Jaco Pastorius (fretless electric bass) , Peter Erskine (drums)