thanks for engaging in the discussion everyone. i tend to like the first "Weather Report" and "I Sing the Body Electric" the most but "Black Market" has really grown on me. i think Wayne Shorter was given alot more time to shine on the two earlier albums whereas Zawinul takes up all the space on the '80s album i've heard. i read an interview with Pastorious where he said this was one of the reasons he left the band (like Zawinul constantly doubling his bass lines on the keyboard).
btw, does anyone have the album "Live in Tokyo"; the three tracks from that show that closes "I Sing the Body..." are just AMAZING, and i really want to hear the complete show. if anyone got a link please hook me up
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