[JPL] New Weather Report Box Set "Forecast: Tomorrow" with the1978 Rockpalast DVD

Jackson, Bobby Bobby.Jackson at ideastream.org
Tue Sep 12 11:46:27 EDT 2006


I wouldn't say Weather Report was better with Jaco but he contributed
mightily to their sound as much with his pen as with his playing.  I
didn't like the band with Miroslav nearly as much as I did with Alphonso
Johnson and the others who came after him who brought the funk.  

No disrespect to any of the players who held down the bass chair in that
band but the sound of Weather Report is Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul in
no particular order.

Bobby Jackson

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On Tuesday 12 September 2006 09:55, jazzrockworld wrote:

> Hello all,
>

>
> Quiz - was Weather Report better with or without Jaco?
>
> My vote is for without. No disrespect to Jaco as great as he truly is
(the
> Hendrix of bass players).
>
> Best,
>
> Rick Calic
> www.jazzrockworld.com

Hi Rick,

Last night I aired 4 hours of Wayne Shorter in a kind of belated
birthday 
tribute. I listened to all the commercial Weather Report CDs that I own
in 
preparation for the show.

I have always thought that the 3 bassists that recorded with the band
each 
brought a different sound to the band. The first bassist, Miroslav
Vitous 
played acoustic bass but he used different effects on his sound
including 
what I guess is a wah wah pedal. Alphonso Johnson played electric and my

feeling is that the band got funkier with him as the bassist. There is
no 
doubt how dynamic a player Jaco was but I'm not sure I would say they
were 
better with him as a member. He certainly made the band sound different
then 
his predecessors did.

I also think the issue is not so clear cut or straight forward.
Everybody 
except Wayne and Joe changed over the 15 year history of the band so in
one 
sense, it wasn't really the same band. In addition, the concept behind
the 
band or what they were trying to do musically seems to have changed.
This 
again clouds the issue. Is the music or band better at a certain time in

their history or do you just prefer their music at a certain point in
their 
career?

Eric Jackson
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
WGBH Boston
89.7 FM
www.wgbh.org/jazz

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become an essential component of collections that favor jazz trios''
(Paula Edelstein-AMG).  ''Performed with class and a fine touch''
(Marion McPartland), ''SOMEWHERE is a masterpiece'' (Bucky Pizzarelli).

 
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