Acoustic Weather Report

Having been a huge fan of Weather Report, my curiosity was peaked when I got a tweet about an upcoming online live release by Acoustic Weather Report. A quick search gave me some youtube results, it turns out these are some cool cats from Japan and very good too.

An outstanding piano trio with extraordinary interpretation & expression in music of the legendary “Weather Report”.
This second album release concert will be available online at 18:00 July 31st. (Japan Standard Time)

Here’s a link to the online Blue Note trailer for the event. Below are their covers of Black Market and Punk Jazz.

Of course the originals can never be replaced, here is their version of Black Market Live at Montreux in 1976 with the original album cover beneath that.

Weather Report - Black Market - Album Cover