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    marye
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    Over in the Weather Report topic that's actually about the weather, Frankly posted this and then realized it wasn't about the band. However, this provides a golden opportunity to launch a topic about this great band, so it's all good!

     

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    they were the first band i saw live.jaco was still alive and playing like a wiz.that was 1976 when black market came out.the venue was stuttgart,west germany.heavily improvised music but as jerry once said,everybody seemed to be playing to himself.only once in a while there were short moments of "playing in the band!but that were only moments.....nothing like the euphoria in a dead concert when you would suddenly see the universe open up on you.hmm,these guy were perfect in their way for sure....but was it fun for the listeners?yes,the weather..i am in the czech republic an it is very icy....


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  • May 6, 2019 - 9:30am
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    but this does remind me to recommend to anyone who may have missed this band's work to check it out. Some amazing stuff. Also some names you'll probably recognize from their later work.
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    A Band We'll Never Hear Play Again
    I saw these guys at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago in '78 or '79 and was blown away. I was already pretty into them (as well as a lot of other fusion bands like Stanley Clarke, RTF, etc). But I was used to seeing big rock spectacles with lights and lasers and whatnot, and these guys came on stage under simple while light, barely talked to the audience, and played the most intense music imaginable. That was way before I started taking pictures at shows, but I can still see Jaco in my mind's eye, standing still on a small oriental rug, his long hair in braids on either side of his head, playing this fretless bass like nothing I had ever heard before. He looked like a Cherokee warrior and sounded like God. Big loss to the world when he went off the deep end a few years later.
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    I agree
    I saw them years ago when Heavy Weather came out. Amazing band. I also saw the original Return to Forever w/ Chick Corea around the same time."No matter where you go, there you are..." Buckaroo Bonzai
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    Great band, one of the finest in music. Zawinul rules
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Over in the Weather Report topic that's actually about the weather, Frankly posted this and then realized it wasn't about the band. However, this provides a golden opportunity to launch a topic about this great band, so it's all good!

 

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they were the first band i saw live.jaco was still alive and playing like a wiz.that was 1976 when black market came out.the venue was stuttgart,west germany.heavily improvised music but as jerry once said,everybody seemed to be playing to himself.only once in a while there were short moments of "playing in the band!but that were only moments.....nothing like the euphoria in a dead concert when you would suddenly see the universe open up on you.hmm,these guy were perfect in their way for sure....but was it fun for the listeners?yes,the weather..i am in the czech republic an it is very icy....


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I saw them years ago when Heavy Weather came out. Amazing band. I also saw the original Return to Forever w/ Chick Corea around the same time."No matter where you go, there you are..." Buckaroo Bonzai
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I saw these guys at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago in '78 or '79 and was blown away. I was already pretty into them (as well as a lot of other fusion bands like Stanley Clarke, RTF, etc). But I was used to seeing big rock spectacles with lights and lasers and whatnot, and these guys came on stage under simple while light, barely talked to the audience, and played the most intense music imaginable. That was way before I started taking pictures at shows, but I can still see Jaco in my mind's eye, standing still on a small oriental rug, his long hair in braids on either side of his head, playing this fretless bass like nothing I had ever heard before. He looked like a Cherokee warrior and sounded like God. Big loss to the world when he went off the deep end a few years later.
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but this does remind me to recommend to anyone who may have missed this band's work to check it out. Some amazing stuff. Also some names you'll probably recognize from their later work.