Book Review

"No Beethoven: An Autobiography & Chronicle of Weather Report," by Peter Erskine

E. E. Bradman
Author

The bassist most associated with Erskine, of course, is Jaco Pastorius, his rhythm-section partner in Weather Report, in Joni Mitchell's Mingus band, on Jaco's late-career classics Word of Mouth and Invitation, as well as on the posthumous Birthday Concert. "Jaco stories" are as numerous and diverse as the crowds who flocked to see him, but few knew "The World's Greatest Bass Player" as well as Erskine, and even fewer are capable of creating a truly balanced portrait of Jaco, one that sheds great insight into the reasons why he remains such a polarizing figure.

Journal Bass Player
Year 2014
Volume 25
Issue 8
Pages 27

Bradman, E. E. (2014) Book Review: "No Beethoven: An Autobiography & Chronicle of Weather Report," by Peter Erskine. In: Bass Player, Vol. 25, No. 8, pp. 27. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/1029153/.

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