12 September 2007

“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” - Joe Zawinul (1932 -2007)

Pianist Joe Zawinul, likely best known for leading Weather Report, has died of cancer at age 75. I was never a fan of the WR sorts of fusion. But Zawinul contributed to jazz in other ways, playing, for instance with Dinah Washington and Cannonball Adderly before joining Miles Davis, himself on the precipice of fusion. You can find the obituary from The New York Times here.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! it's crazy, i didn't even know he has cancer! it was like it was yesterday he was here in tokyo at the blue note, jamming like there was no tomorow!

he was a great musician, and he will be missed!

12 September, 2007 19:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your tribute to a jazz musician is more thoughtful and sensitive than your weak 9/11 post.

12 September, 2007 20:10  

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