Weather Report on the Cover of Down Beat

The January 2001 issue of Downbeat magazine features a cover story on Weather Report by Josef Woodard. The article chronicles the band’s history and attempts to put the band in historical perspective. Woodard calls Weather Report “the best jazz band of the past 30 years.” Contemporary comments are provided by Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine and Victory Bailey. The article also states that “a double CD of unreleased live material from various Weather Report groupings is expected for release [in 2001] from the vaults of Columbia/Legacy.” A must read for Zawinul, Jaco and Weather Report fans.

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