The classic WR lineup – Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius and Pete Erskine – performing Black Market in 1978. Wonderful piece, and one that I’ve used as a warm-up exercise in SOS rehearsal rooms for more years than I can remember…but here’s the question – what is remarkable about the clip below?
Here’s a clue – it’s Zawinul-related.. (my money’s on Wez to solve this one, or maybe Mark.. Jamie is perhaps just a bit too er, contemporary..
(..was just reading that, with the advent of new HD bittorrent technology, these grainy youtube clips will soon be a thing of the past – that’ll be great but occasionally these low-res vids have a charm all of their own – some of the scenes here look like the band are inhabiting a Rembrandt painting, especially the overhead shots of Zawinul at the keyboards, and the low-res haze makes Jaco look even more like some kind of Mayan deity than he usually does..)
UPDATE; If you want to figure it out yourself, don’t look in the comments. Somebody got there first..