Black Market

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1 Black Market 6:31 51,517
2 Cannon Ball 4:41 28,961
3 Gibraltar 7:49 24,870
4 Elegant People 5:03 34,394
5 Three Clowns 3:20 24,590
6 Barbary Coast 3:10 29,458
7 Herandnu 6:36 22,917
7 Herandu 6:38 2,431
8 Portrait Of Tracy (Live) 5:55 385
9 Elegant People (Live) 4:26 724
10 Black Market (Live) 9:28 1,646

About this album

Black Market is an instrumental album released by Weather Report in . This album was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. It was recorded in December and released in April 1976 through Columbia Records. Columbia released it again as a digitally-remastered CD in .

This is Weather Report’s sixth album and the first with the bass player Jaco Pastorius who features on two tracks. The album draws heavily from influences and its style could be described as . The second song Cannon Ball is tribute to Zawinul’s then recently deceased former band leader, saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.

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AllMusic - ★★★★☆

Zawinul (ARP 2600, Rhodes electric piano, Yamaha grand piano, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer),
Wayne Shorter (Selmer soprano & tenor saxophone, Lyricon by Computone),
Alphonso Johnson (Fender bass, Charles la Boe electric bass),
Jaco Pastorius (Fender bass tracks 2 & 6),
Chester Thompson (Ludwig drums),
Alejandro Neciosup Acuna (congas & percussion),
Narada Michael Walden (drums),
Don Elias (congas & percussion)

Original Release: Columbia PC 34099
Recorded: December 1975 - Released: April 1976
Producer/Orchestrator: Zawinul- Co-Producer: Wayne Shorter

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