Weather Report: Finale At Reading (1978)

Over the years, we’ve been treated to some videos of Weather Report’s 1978 performance in Reading and Washington, Pennsylvania. These videos, shared by Rick Suchow, were filmed by Dr. Fred Erskine, the father of drummer Peter Erskine.

As Rick shared previously, “The sound came direct from the front-of-house mix board, engineered by Brian Risner, and my dad was using an old RCA video camera (at least one of those shows without a tripod), a heavy beast of a thing.”

Here’s the finale, featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine, 35 years later.

You can catch all the previous videos we’ve shared from this performance, including A Remark You Made, Birdland, Teen Town and Jaco’s solo parts 1 and 2, and part 3.

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  1. I was there….fantastic performance!

  2. Thanks guys for posting, and huge thanks to Dr. Erskine for capturing it!