Weather Report: A Remark You Made

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A Remark You Made

Group

Weather Report

CD

Heavy Weather (Sony 1246)

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Musicians:

Joe Zawinul (keyboards), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Alex Acuna (drums).

Composed by Joe Zawinul

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Recorded: North Hollywood, CA, 1976

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Rating: 98/100 (learn more)

Just as mid-'70s jazz electronica struck rock bottom with Return to Forever's facile superficiality and the Head Hunters' headlong pursuit of the Almighty Funk, along came this incredibly beautiful ballad. With Zawinul's lush keyboards gently enveloping Shorter's yearning sax, and the extraordinary melodicism of Jaco Pastorius—was ever there a bassist with a more distinctive sound?—this track by itself nearly redeems the entire dreck-drenched decade, standing like a pristine tropical island in a sea turned murky by pawed-over dollar bills. "A Remark You Made" is as deeply moving as one of John Coltrane's Ballads (1962). There is no higher compliment.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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