bzbz wrote: ↑Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:09 am
His playing developed as a response to Garcia's brilliance. Do I need to go on?
In my opinion, he developed himself was as an accompaniment instrument vs lead player for the band not Garcia per say. He was inspired by jazz greats like McCoy Tyner and started modifying his chords and using stacked chords and rhythmic right hand techniques and further into shapes and leading tones in his rhythm.
Going on the Garcia vs Weir "response"... When Healy was fired, Garcia was quoted as saying without hearing Weir and where he was going musically, the listener didn't fully understand where Jerry was going!
All that said, they were equal contributors to the greatest band ever!