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Birdland: Jazz Ensemble Conductor Score & Parts: Joe Zawinul

In fact it was Ivan who was his sound engineer and co-producer. Archived from the original on 16 January Weather Report was active until the mids, with Zawinul and Shorter remaining the sole constant members jke multiple personnel shifts.

Named for legendary saxophonist Charlie “YardBird” Parker, the venue was celebrating it’s 10th anniversary when Zawinul visited for the first time; later, whenever Zawinul and wife of 40 years, Maxine celebrated their wedding anniversary, thoughts inevitably turned to Birdland, which is were they first met.


Pat January 10, at 1: Retrieved 6 May Zawinul also wrote a symphonycalled Stories of the Danubebirdlamd was commissioned by the BrucknerhausLinz. Sad that it pretty marked the end of fusion.

Zawinul became ill and was hospitalized in his native Vienna on 7 August[5] birdlanx concluding a five-week European tour. Their first two years emphasized a relatively open, group improvisation format not dissimilar to what Miles Davis was doing in a more rock oriented format.


Please don’t forget the brilliant lyricist, Jon Hendricks. As Zawinul put it”I heard him Pastorius play 4 biddland and I knew history was being made.


Anonymous May 31, at A Life of Jazz ] in German. He pioneered the use of electric piano and synthesizerand was named “Best Electric Keyboardist” twenty-eight times by the readers of Down Beat magazine. With David “Fathead” Newman. This has been corrected. His role was key to the commercial success of this tune!

Funk elements such as electric bass, wah-wah pedal, etc. First coming to prominence with saxophonist Cannonball AdderleyZawinul went on to play with trumpeter Miles Davisand birdladn become one of the creators of jazz fusionan innovative musical genre that combined jazz with elements of rock and world music.

Their most successful album was Birdlabd Weather inwhich included Zawinul’s hit Birdland, a radio favourite later covered by Manhattan Transfer and Quincy Jones. Just ask Quincy Jones or the scores of musicians who have performed or recorded it.

Joe Zawinul

In a Silent Way: All About Jazz News Loading With their 4th album, Mysterious Travellerthe musical forms were now through-composed similar to classical music, and the combination of jazz harmonies with s groove elements helped launch the band into its most commercially successful period. Having friends in high places came in handy when he branched out into other interests. A Portrait of Joe Zawinul. Live in Tokyo 8: Weather Report performing Birdland inStadthalle Offenbach.


Retrieved 28 December This led to his appointment by the Austrian government as “goodwill ambassador” for 17 African nations. Retrieved 7 February The song won him three Grammys.

His creativity and attention to detail resulted zawiul a very modern sound. Zawinul often paid tribute to his wife, Maxine, who died earlier this year, and his sons Anthony, Erich and Ivan also his tireless sound zawinl.

In he delivered the great soul-jazz classic Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, a commercial but subtle piece that demonstrated how successfully this white Austrian had absorbed the gospel-like idioms of black jazz. Wikiquote has quotations related to: We said Joe Zawinul “often paid tribute to In its seven movements, the symphony traces the course of the Danube from Donaueschingen through various countries ending at the Black Sea.