[JPL] Joe Zawinul

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Tue Sep 11 14:01:19 EDT 2007


Ditto, Jae.... His importance cannot be underestimated... From Ben
Webster to Cannonball (more important straight ahead work) to Miles to
Weather Report to Weather Update to Zawinul Syndicate.... An era comes
to a close.  I had the pleasure of interacting with him on several
occasions, interviews and just hangin' with him, and he was a real
character - very funny and a great cat.  I'll never forget the occasions
of seeing the Syndicate perform at the Kuumbwaa in Santa Cruz, and the
incredible funky, rhythmic stuff they laid down.  Joe was a master
improviser, who would often do "more with less", with his occasional
choice placement of a chord here and there.  He will be greatly missed -
truly one of a kind.

Rest in peace, Joe - Aloha!

Brad Stone

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Nice post, Jae...word!

Not too many people seem to remember Zawinul played acoustic piano with
lots of folks before he worked with Miles. I love him on the sessions he
did with Ben Webster, for example.


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