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Josef Erich Zawinul (born July 7, 1932 in Vienna, Austria, died September 11, 2007 in Vienna) was a jazz keyboardist and composer. He was one of the front runners in the development of jazz fusion along with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin and Miles Davis. Best known as the founder of the band Weather Report, with Miroslav Vitous and Wayne Shorter with whom he had previously recorded two albums as part…

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  • Met him a year before he died on a concert in Düsseldorf Hofgarten, where he introduced himself as a simple "Herr Kapellmeister"... well he impressed all of us, what else? RIP.
  • fabuloso! formidable!
  • Cant believe Im only hearing about him now + on Birdland he stole my secret keyboard rift :(
  • One of the best fusion artists to ever compose and play.
  • I like the self titled album a lot!
  • Love ya Joe!
  • ♫ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫
  • If you like Joe, I think you may like this guy too. http://www.last.fm/music/Calum+Marshall Joe was a big influence on him. Mags x
  • Hey! If you are fan o Weather Report (with Jaco or without him) join my group - http://www.lastfm.pl/group/Weather+Report
  • The bassist on tour with Joe Zawinul in his last years was the awesome Linley Marthe

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