Weather Report Project (DK)
A tribute to the holy grail of fusion music
It is a solid tradition for the Weather Report Project to play at Aarhus Jazz Festival. The band celebrates the holy grail of fusion music and delivers a show that will delight any true Weather Report fan as they play the best and most melodic songs of the legendary fusion band. Prepare for a blast of a live music experience.
Weather Report Project has built up a large, faithful and committed audience and has played at both Aarhus Jazz Festival and Copenhagen Jazz Festival. They are not particularly surprised by the large interest.
- Birdland was a world hit, and then people just have to check whether we can actually play the versatile and challenging tunes, says bass player Claus Nauer Reher-Langberg.
The band also experiences an increasingly young audience showing up for the concerts.
The Weather Report Project has worked with the music and rehearsed the tunes since 2006 before they started touring, and the bass player spent years listening to Jaco Pastorius's ingenious bass lines.
Weather Report was the world's most successful instrumental band in the 70s and 80s. With the album Heavy Weather, they became the first fusion band to achieve the same height of popularity as rock's superstars. They toured constantly around the globe and had giant hits like Birdland, A Remark You Made, Teen Town and Boogie Woogie Waltz, which are still being played on television and radio today.
The Weather Report Project's repertoire is primarily from this golden period.
Ole Visby (sax), Henrik Lynbech (key), Claus Nauer Reher-Langberg (b), Thomas Ousager (perc), Sune Rahbek (drm)
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