Weather Report: Live In Hamburg 1971
Weather Report was established in the later half of 1970 by Austrian-born keyboardist, Joe Zawinul, and tenor and soprano sax player, Wayne Shorter, a long-time miles collaborator. In the band's first incarnation they were joined by Miroslav Vitous (basses), Alphonse Mouzon (drums) and Airto Moreira (percussion). Together they recorded the band's eponymous first album in March 1971. Eschewing the populist, indeed almost obligatory, contemporary requirement for an electric guitar - irrespective of the musical genre, Weather Report's continually evolving personnel nevertheless remained rooted in the same instrumental line-up though, in later years, often reduced by the absence of a percussionist to a quartet.