Skip to comments.Zawinul Gone at 75
Posted on 09/11/2007 5:30:42 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
The very great Joe Zawinul has passed at 75 Accordionist, proud Austrian, composer of Mercy, Mercy, In a Silent Way, and Birdland, associate of Miles, McLaughlin, Cannonball, Hancock, and Shorter, arguably the father of world music, Zawinul has left the building.
He’s not dead. He’s just taking 5.
I think it was in the mid 80’s I saw him with Weather Report in Ann Arbor, MI. You Tube has some good clips of the band. The guy had a long history of creativity. An aquaintance of mine who spent some time in Zawinul’s home said he liked gardening and would talk about it as much as, or more than, music.
With fond memories of picking up "Mysterious Traveler" in Fort Wayne, based on the cover artwork.
Hill Auditorium, 1983? I was at that one.
Yes, that's the one.
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