Weather Report / Mr. Gone

Ye gods, the jazz police shat themselves silly upon hearing Jaco render disco octaves on “River People.” My electric bass wielding generation responded by making this '78 slab a rare jazz certified Gold platter.  Predictably, Down (Bleep) Magazine panned this watershed work of art in the face of remarkable ensemble performances by Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine, and Mr. Pastorius along with brilliant contributions from Steve Gadd, Tony Williams, and Maurice White.