8:30 is the tenth album of the jazz fusion group Weather Report issued in 1979 by ARC/Columbia Records. The album rose to Nos. 3 & 47 on the Billboard Jazz Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively. 8:30 also won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance.
Tale Spinnin' is the fifth studio album by Weather Report, recorded and released in 1975, featuring the addition of Leon "Ndugu" Chancler on the drums. Ndugu was recruited after Josef Zawinul heard him play with Carlos Santana. Weather Report was recording next door to Ndugu in the studio, and Chancler was asked to join them for a recording session.
Heavy Weather is the eighth album by Weather Report, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. The release originally sold about 500,000 copies; it would prove to be the band's most commercially successful album. Heavy Weather received a 5-star review from Down Beat magazine and went on to be voted jazz album of the year by the readers of that publication.
Black Market is an instrumental jazz fusion album released by Weather Report in 1976. This album was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. It was recorded in December 1975 and released in April 1976 through Columbia Records. This is Weather Report's seventh overall album and the first with the bass player Jaco Pastorius who features on two tracks.
"Weather Report" is the debut studio album by American jazz-fusion band Weather Report, released in May 12, 1971 by Columbia Records. Piano, Keyboards – Joe ZawinulSaxophone – Wayne ShorterBass – Miroslav VitousDrums – Alphonze MouzonPercussion – Airto MoreiraEngineer – Wayne TarnowskiPhotography By [Cover] – Ed FreemanDesign [Cover] – Ed Lee