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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 ...

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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 ...

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Joe Zawinul - Absolute Ensemble: Absolute Zawinul

Read "Absolute Zawinul" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il connubio fra improvvisazione e accademia non è mai stato semplice, checché ne dicano coloro che citano, un po' a sproposito, l'improvvisazione così come praticata nella tradizione accademica europea fino alle estreme propaggini del Romanticismo, e che dimenticano come radicalmente sia diversa l'improvvisazione codificata dal Canone africano-americano, soprattutto nei suoi legami non con una tradizione scritta bensì con una ...