The Weather Report Black Market 180g LP
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180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso! Pressed at RTI!
The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early
seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock
and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic
reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and
electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends
like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would
prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report’s fine
arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music
charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield one of the
biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus
major showings in the pop and R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world
to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with
smashes like Joe Zawinul’s title track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People
by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul’s tribute to his recently deceased
bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market
also features the all-star line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius
(bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion). Friends likes
Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing
recording sessions. All in all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever
retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl
Black Market by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday
Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember
from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time
audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a first
time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold Jacket
1. Black Market
2. Cannon Ball
1. Elegant People
2. Three Clowns
3. Barbary Coast