Photo Gallery: Peter Erskine's Candids of Jaco Pastorius
A rare, inside look at the Weather Report era
During his tenure with Weather Report during the late '70s and early '80s, Peter Erskine not only carried around his drum sticks, but a camera as well. Among the hundreds of candid, intimate shots he took during those years were a handful that display the many sides of Jaco Pastorius, one of the most influential and revered bassists in the history of the instrument.
As a preview of next month's cover story on Jaco, excerpted from Erskine's memoir, No Beethoven, Peter was kind enough to allow JazzTimes to publish this gallery of revealing, stunning photos, taken on the road, in the studio and at play.