A Robert Collins Master Recording.

Artist / Title: Weather Report
Date June 16, 1984
Location: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
Seats: Unknown
Deck: Nakamichi 350
Mics: Nakamichi CM-300 (L, R)
Source: A:C Master Tape, 2-Mic Stereo
Sample Rate 44.1Khz, 16-bit (CD) (FLAC)
Rating: B
Length: 65 Minutes

Also Available:
* DVD-Audio, 96 Khz, 24-bit version of this show is also available.


Josef Zawinul Keyboards
Wayne Shorter Saxophones
Victor Bailey Bass Guitar
Omar Hakim Drums
Jose Rossy Percussion, Concertina


About this recording:
This recording didn't seem to fare so well over the years. It's originally listed as
an A- in my recording list, but after hearing now, I'm only giving it a B quality.
Two reasons for that: 1) Sound is too distant; 2) Low frequencies are lacking.
I played with fixing it up. But the more time I spent "fixing" it, the less
satisfied I became. I knew I would never be able to turn this one into a great
sounding recording, so I ended up deciding to put this out rather raw, just as
it appears on the tapes.

Weather Report Memorial Concert Series
This has been long overdue, and will still take a while to complete.
I wanted to release all of my Weather Report, Wayne Shorter, and Jaco
Pastorius recordings as part of a "Memorial" to Weather Report and its
members. Some of these recordings were given to friends many years ago, but
most have never had a proper mastering or released. So to most people, I
think these will be completely new recordings. And when you see how many of
them and how good the recording quality and show quality is, then you'll
probably ask: WTF...why haven't these ever been released? Answer is
simple: time. I knew releasing this many previously unreleased recordings
was going to take a lot of time.

Some people may have copies of these one or more generations down from the
master. All of these will be coming to you directly from the master

Here's what to expect in the series, and in the order to be released:

Date Artist Venue Recording Show Release status
1980-02-29 Weather Report Perkins Palace, Pasadena California B A- Previously unreleased
1981-06-21 Weather Report Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California A- A Previously unreleased
1982-06-01 Weather Report Starlight Bowl, San Diago California A A+ Previously unreleased
1982-06-19 Weather Report Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California B/B+ B+ Previously unreleased
1983-04-15 Weather Report Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City California A/A- A Previously unreleased
1984-06-16 Weather Report Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California B B+ Previously unreleased
1986-09-27 Weather Update Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California A- TBD Previously Unreleased
1988-07-08 Zawinul Syndicate Hollywood Palace, Hollywood California A TBD Previously unreleased
1990-08/25 Zawinul Syndicate Concord Pavilion, Concord California A- TBD Previously unreleased
1997-08-31 Zawinul Syndicate Yoshi's, Oakland California A+ A Previously unreleased
1998-09-12 Zawinul Syndicate Yoshi's, Oakland California A+ TBD Previously unreleased
1999-09-02 Zawinul Syndicate Yoshi's, Oakland California A+ TBD Previously unreleased
2000-05-06 Zawinul Syndicate Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco California A- TBD Previously unreleased
1979-09-16 Joni Mitchell Greek Theatre, Los Angeles California B+ A Remastered
1982-01-10 Jaco Pastorius Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles California A- A- Remastered
1982-04-15 Jaco Pastorius Rissmiller Country Club, Reseda California B+ A- Previously unreleased
1983-11-20 Jaco Pastorius Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles, California A TBD Previously unreleased
1984-06-17 Jaco Pastorius Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California A Note* Previously unreleased
1997-09-04 Hancock / Shorter Villa Montalvo Mountain Winery, Saratoga California A- A- Re-seed

Note: This is the "rumored" Jaco recording written about in a Jaco biography.
The author writes about a "rumored" recording made at the Playboy Jazz Festival
when Jaco tore the stage apart and his own musicians eventually refused to play
for him. Playboy Jazz promoters eventually turned the stage on Jaco to put an
end to his set. This is the recording referenced in the book. It's


AUD> Nakamichi 350
---> Nakamichi Dragon (playback)
---> Korg MR1000 (5.6 Mhz, 1-bit master tape)
---> Down sample to 96Khz, 32-bit using Korg Audiogate
---> iZotope RX-Advanced (noise reduction, spectral editing)
---> Sound Forge (put the concert back together)
---> iZotope RX-Advanced (downsample, dither)
---> CD Architect (CD Audio)
---> EAC
---> FLAC


Sound Samples:
Sample-1 (Swamp Cabbage):


Song List:
Start End Length Name
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00:00:00.000 00:11:19.417 00:11:19.417 D-Flat Waltz
00:11:19.417 00:21:12.067 00:09:52.650 Procession
00:21:12.067 00:27:25.642 00:06:13.575 Swamp Cabbage
00:27:25.642 00:31:39.087 00:04:13.445 Two Lines
00:31:39.087 00:35:51.743 00:04:12.656 Bass Solo
00:35:51.743 00:40:15.686 00:04:23.943 Two Lines (Reprise)
00:40:15.686 00:44:42.755 00:04:27.069 Can It Be Done
00:44:42.755 01:02:08.475 00:17:25.720 Where The Moon Goes
01:02:08.475 01:04:44.921 00:02:36.446 Birdland