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Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Scarlet Woman”, Live (1978)

We have another video from the 1978 performances by Weather Report in Pennsylvania, thanks to Rick Suchow.

This is “Scarlet Woman”, which features one of the greatest lineups ever: Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Peter Erskine.

As we mentioned in the videos we’ve shared in the past from this show (“A Remark You Made” and “Birdland”), Dr. Fred Erskine (Peter’s father) filmed the concerts in both Reading and Washington, Pennsylvania. Peter shared with Rick, “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.”

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Damian Erskine

That was a special time! No doubt… Amazing band and, of course, my favorite version.