320. Weather Report

The critically acclaimed Jazz “supergroup” receives credit for being one of the most important (some have called them the most important) Jazz Fusion group in history. Like many such designations the label is a debatable one, though it is virtually impossible to belittle their influence on the subgenre they helped to pioneer. With the legendary Miles Davis already in the Hall, the often raised question is which offshoot or disciple of his will get in next. Weather Report is not an impossible candidate.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1996   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Heavy Weather (1977)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Birdland (From Heavy Weather, 1977){acepolls 322}

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