Weather Report: Live At Shinjuku Koseinenkin Hall Tokyo 1978

The mighty Weather Report were fusion legends in the studio – but somehow, they can sound even more amazing in a live setting – as you realize that all that complexity and razor-sharp performance in their music was never just an aspect of tricky tape work or editing, but the real deal from some of the greatest musicians of the 70s! This version of the group is a quartet – a killer lineup with Wayne Shorter on saxes, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Jaco Pastorius on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums – really soaring out on a strong double-length performance, with versions of “Teen Town”, “Birdland”, “Scarlet Woman”, “A Remark You Made”, “Black Market”, “Gibraltar”, and a special “Keyboard Solo”.