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Absolute Ensemble Featuring Joe Zawinul: Absolute Zawinul

Read "Absolute Zawinul" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Few musicians have left a stamp on modern music as indelible as Josef Zawinul. In an artistic life that spanned over fifty years, playing and absorbing the sounds of nearly every continent, Zawinul not only wrote and played beautiful music on the piano but also extended the horizons of the synthesizer in contemporary music. No one--not even Ralph Towner and Lyle Mays--has done more for the instrument in all its incarnations and Zawinul, probably out of a certain diffidence, made ...

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Absolute Ensemble featuring Joe Zawinul: Absolute Zawinul

Read "Absolute Zawinul" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The musical legacy of Austrian-born composer/keyboardist Joe Zawinul extends further than his illustrious tenure with Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis (1960s-1970s) or as co-leader of the fusion super-group Weather Report (1970s-1980s) with fellow icon musicians Wayne Shorter and Jaco Pastorius. In his later days, although with less notoriety, he continued to gain momentum by recording and performing with his newfound ensembles Weather Update and Zawinul Syndicate, which produced an eclectic and vibrant body of music. The posthumous ...


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