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Checking the Weather

A friend of mine recently started University and, in a recent epistle, mentioned that he was listening to a brilliant jazz fusion album. I couldn’t resist asking what although I expected the answer would be something I’d never heard of since I’m so old.

Long-in-the-tooth readers may have guessed from the title of this post that it turned out to be Weather Report. I’m pretty familiar with the band’s output from the late-70’s period when Jaco Pastorius held the bass chair but it turns out that he was listening to Mysterious Traveller (1974), which was a pre-Jaco release – mainly supported by Alphonso although with founding member,┬áMiroslav Vitou┼í, on one of the tracks.

The prevalence of streaming services, like Spotify, do pose significant challenges to the way the music industry used to work but it does mean I can immediately start running the album past my ears. And, yes, it turns out to be an extraordinary piece of work. I might even add it to my Christmas list!

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