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BLACK MARKET

Weather Report

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.00 | 220 ratings

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b_olariu
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5 stars Weather Report sixth studio labum from 1976 named Black market. This is no doubt one of my fav album ever , not only from jazz - fusion zone, but from all music. It has that something that I always love on this album, he can grab my attention every time I listening to and never get bored, but aswell maybe is not as stunning as other masterpieces from jazz but for sure is an intristing , well performed album all the way. From the art cover 'till the last tune this is an essential album for everybody intrested in jazz and in complex elements that defines jazz-fusion. On this album featuring some great musicians, like Chester Thompson on drums , Alex Acuna (one of the best percutionists ever from jazz) and Jaco Pastorius on bass, but only on two tracks Cannon Ball and Barbary Coast and some others awesome ones aswell. So the music is jazz with funk arrangements that because of Pastorius bass lines, and in places some very intristing brass elements fullfiled the album in a great manner of interpretation. Black market can be considered, at least from my side, as one of the best albums ever, manly because the music is varied, smooth and elegant. The best pieces all, but with a plus on Black market, Gibraltar or Three clowns. Un overlooked album by jazz lovers considered unintristing and many times with a lack of musical direction. So an essential album, that stands in time very well, so I will vote as 5 stars album without hesitation.
b_olariu | 5/5 |

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