Biography & Autobiography

Elegant People

Author: Curt Bianchi

Publisher: Backbeat Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 714

Elegant People is the definitive history of Weather Report, the premier fusion band of the 1970s and beyond. Founded in late 1970 by three stars of the jazz world--keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and bassist Miroslav Vitous--Weather Report went on to become the most unique and enduring jazz band of its era, with a style of music wholly its own. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of Weather Report's first album release, comes Elegant People: A History of the Band Weather Report, the first book to tell the band's story in detail. Based on years of research and dozens of interviews with musicians, engineers, managers, and support personnel, Elegant People is written from an insider's perspective, describing Weather Report's transformation from a freewheeling, avant-garde jazz band whose ethos was "We always solo and we never solo" to a grooving juggernaut that combined elements of jazz, funk, Latin, and rhythm and blues. Fueled by Zawinul's hit tune "Birdland" and the charismatic stage presence of legendary electric bass player Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report took on the aura of rock stars. By the time Zawinul and Shorter mutually agreed to part ways in 1986, Weather Report had produced sixteen albums, a body of work that ranks among the most significant in jazz and continues to resonate with musicians and fans today.
Biography & Autobiography

No Beethoven

Author: Peter Erskine

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 802

No Beethoven chronicles the life and times of drummer Peter Erskine, with the legendary band Weather Report being the nexus to this first-hand account. Erskine was in the midst of the modern American jazz music scene as it underwent its most dynamic change. Peter Erskine is a musician of his times with incredibly rich stories to tell in this autobiography. Including never-before published photographs. No Beethoven includes chapters dedicated to Weather Report and the musicians Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, and Wayne Shorter, plus the bands Steps Ahead, Steely Dan, and artists such as Elvin Jones, Joni Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Diana Krall, Steve Gadd, producer Manfred Eicher, composers John Williams, and Mark-Anthony Turnage, et al. The book provides a revealing look at the creative process involved in performing music on-stage and in the recording studio, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the musical instrument industry operates. This is a book for all musicians and fans of music. As famed drummer and Rush founder Neil Peart writes: No Beethoven is among the best musical autobiographies I have read. Peter's story is absorbing and compelling, full of well-drawn characters and incidents both humorous and serious. It flows with the same ease and naturalness as his drumming, and under that good-humored gloss, it conveys the same profundity of experience and ideas. This book should be read not only by every drummer, but by every musician. Even amateurs of music performance will find it entertaining and worthwhile.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Cosmic Weather Report

Author: Mark Borax

Publisher: North Atlantic Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 822

On a planet facing environmental and geopolitical catastrophes on every continent, the idea that human beings need to “evolve or die” is gaining currency on an almost daily basis. Cosmic Weather Report tackles the personal and collective obstacles to world transformation head-on, inspiring readers to rethink the whole purpose of humankind, and change their lives—and the course of the planet’s future—from within. In this book, eminent astrologers Mark Borax and Ellias Lonsdale pool their talents to explore what we are emerging from—“the age we need to leave behind”—and what we are approaching—“the age we’re on the verge of creating.” Readers are encouraged to see how the greatest difficulties can be seized for optimal growth. While Cosmic Weather Report is not an astrology book per se, it uses astrological concepts, which can also be read as metaphors to convey the universal scale of the transformations taking place. Preserving the lecture format and question-and-answer dialogue of Lonsdale and Borax’s famed mystery school, the authors usher readers into an exciting classroom of evolution in which students get to quiz the teachers.

Best of Weather Report

Author: Joe Zawinul

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation


Category: Music

Page: 143

View: 893

(Transcribed Score). A collection of 14 of their very best, including: Mysterious Traveller * Birdland * Palladium * Mr. Gone * Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz Medley * Brown Street * 8:30.

CMJ New Music Report





Page: 60

View: 393

CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.
Expert systems (Computer science)

A Single-station Weather Forecasting Expert System

Author: W. H. Jasperson



Category: Expert systems (Computer science)

Page: 32

View: 323

This report describes the development of an early prototype expert system for the classical single-station weather forecasting problem. The skills required to maximize forecast quality based on such limited data are being lost though they continue to have application to certain military scenarios which include communications interruptions. Knowledge for the expert system was obtained from a meteorologist experienced in single-station weather forecasting by working through case study data. The prototype was developed on a microcomputer and uses forward and backward chaining rules, frames, and other functions and procedures written in LISP. The expert, system is able to emulate the expert for a several day case study used in the development, although much more work must be done to make the system useful for the general meteorological situation.
Great Britain

Monthly Weather Reports

Author: Great Britain. Meteorological Office



Category: Great Britain


View: 103


The Impact of Weather on Aviation Safety

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight



Category: Aeronautics

Page: 719

View: 784

Business & Economics

The Effects of Adverse Weather Conditions on Transport

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 67

View: 559

The snowfall on 1 and 2 February 2009, the heaviest since 1991, had a drastic impact on transport in London, which had no bus service for most of the morning of 2 February. Overground trains and London Underground services were also affected by delays and cancellations. Disruption to services also affected other areas of the country and continued for several days. This report looks at why public transport had been disrupted and whether this disruption was handled better or worse by different authorities, whether planning and preparation by local authorities and the Highways Agency was sufficient, and whether co-ordination between the bodies involved in responding to the heavy snow was adequate. Local authorities and agencies need to examine any weaknesses or potential improvements to emergency plans that may have emerged from the events on 1-2 February. Responses to heavy snow and its impact on traffic can be improved, but these are to do with planning and co-ordination, not increased spending: extra money, increased salt stocks or more snow ploughs are not the solution. The report finds that three key elements are required for a successful response to severe weather: the relationship between all the bodies involved in ensuring that the road network and public transport systems can operate; emergency recovery plans and winter maintenance plans should give a clear indication of what the priorities for salting and gritting should be and that these priorities have been agreed with public transport operators and the emergency services; the presence of good leadership. Co-ordination, prioritisation and visible leadership are vital to the success and speed of recovery following severe weather.
Antiques & Collectibles


Author: Publications Division (India), New Delhi

Publisher: Publications Division (India),New Delhi


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 68

View: 698

"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 27 OCTOBER, 1963 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 68 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXVIII. No. 43 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 10-65 ARTICLE: 1.The Art of Living-I 2. Peking's Anger at Test-Ban Treaty 3. Geeta and Today's World 4. Weather to Order AUTHOR: 1. Dr. K. G. Saiyidain 2. G. Govindan 3. R. R. Diwakar 4. C. E. J. Daniel KEYWORDS : 1. Shopkeepers,Scavangers,Wisdom,Flood 2. China,Soviet Union,Moscow,Nuclear 3. Nuclear,Governments,India,Enmity 4. Temperatures,Theories,Cloud,Operation Document ID : APE-1963 (S-N) Vol-III-05 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.