Energy, sophistication, soul. Where did this defining source of inspiration come from? Weather Report performing Birdland in , Stadthalle Offenbach. It is here that Zawinul hears jazz for the first time when a fellow student performs an impromptu version of "Honeysuckle Rose". Lauderdale Fl.

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In the s, he began to play piano with leading Austrian musicians such as Hans Koller and the Fatty George group. Views Read Edit View history.

Would you be able to tell me who wrote this article for citing purposes? Wikiquote has quotations related bordland He was also among the first to use an electric piano, the Wurlitzer. It was first performed as part of the Linzer Klangwolke a large-scale open-air broadcast eventfor the opening of the Bruckner Festival in Linz. Stories of the Danube was a full-length symphonic work. Zawinul ignored most of his back catalogue and wrote a library of terrific new tunes, including Patriots, Indiscretions, Lost Tribes and Borges Jpe Aires, bubbling streams of energy that ran naturally into the growing delta of world music.

Weather Report summed up their approach with ibrdland musical policy statement: In its seven movements, the symphony traces the course of the Danube from Donaueschingen through various countries ending at the Black Sea. Weather Report performing Birdland inStadthalle Offenbach. Birdland song He died a little over a month later from a rare form of skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma on September 11, Listen to a random sampling of Weather Report tracks and you can hear every kind of music, from contemporary classical and ambient through nascent hip-hop th St Congress and tough post-bop Night Passage to emerging World Music Confians, Badianot to mention a masterly command of electronics, free-form improvisation, funk and ambient soundscapes, and the moving Cannon Ball, a beautiful elegy for Adderley.

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. 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.

Funk elements such as electric bass, wah-wah pedal, etc. His creativity and attention to detail resulted in a very modern sound. Jazzjazz fusionworld. A Portrait of Joe Zawinul. InZawinul joined the Quintet led by saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. Pat January 10, at 1: This has been corrected. He used the Fender-Rhodes thereafter, adding a wah-wah pedal and later the Mutron effect unit for a complex phased timbre.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. On the Creative Process. Also, Jaco remained in the band throughwhen they recorded the 2nd eponymous album which was released the following year. He remained with Adderley untilwhile young turks such as Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock grabbed headlines. After Zawinul and Shorter split inthe former produced a solo keyboard record Dialects before briefly and hastily forming Weather Update and then founding the more serious Zawinul Syndicate, which undertook a heroic touring schedule for much of the past two decades.

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Biography[ edit ] Early life and career[ edit ] Zawinul grew up in Vienna, Austria. Accordion was his first instrument. When he was six or seven, he studied clarinet, violin, and piano at the Vienna Conservatory [3] Konservatorium Wien. During the s he was a staff pianist for Polydor.


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Die Mutter Maria, geb. Diese musikalischen Erlebnisse weckten in ihr den Wunsch, dass auch ihr Sohn ein Musiker werden sollte. Daneben hielt er sich oft in Oberkirchbach auf, dem kleinen Heimatdorf seiner Mutter mitten im Wienerwald , die aus einer Familie mit elf Kindern stammte. Mit sechs Jahren bekam er ein kleines Akkordeon geschenkt und erhielt Unterricht bei einem Musiklehrer.


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