Featured Albums. Sign in to enter Sponsored by Frank Macchia. Emmet Cohen. Kowabunga Manteca. Echopraxia Frank Macchia. Weather Report was a perennial winner of awards in music publications around the world. After Weather Report, Joe concentrated on some oft-delayed personal projects.
He recorded the first album under his own name in fifteen years- Dialects -a tour de force in the use of synthesizers and drum machines, augmented by the human voice, most notably Bobby McFerrin.
Joe also teamed up with the great classical pianist Friedrich Gulda—a fellow Austrian and long-time friend—for a series of duo performances, and likewise toured with the Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu.
In the early nineties, Joe crossed over to the classical realm, composing the symphony Stories of the Danube , which was commissioned by the Brucknerhaus for the opening of the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Austria. It was later recorded by Phillips Classics and released on CD in They loved the music immediately. We had so much fun. They were the kindest, the most open people.
And I was struck by how well they played the rhythms, because I put my own things in there. In his later years, Joe continued to pursue special projects in addition to his activities with the Syndicate.
By then, Joe was suffering from the effects of terminal cancer. His wife, Maxine, was also critically ill and passed away later that month.
Zawinul continued to develop and experiment right until the end, making forays into classical music as well continuing to refine his own unique brand of jazz.
Three different line ups are deployed here and the presence of Blue Note stalwarts such as trumpeter Blue Mitchell and saxophonists Joe Henderson and Clifford Jordan may account for this similarity. Solos come from Jordan on slightly sour sending tenor, Mitchell on punchy, brassy trumpet plus Zawinul on inventive but unerringly funky piano. When I first listened to rough mixes of these tapes, the audience's applause sounds absolutely tinny and bizarre; then I began to suspect that the audience had been given access to some kind of small drumstick and that many were beating along with the music and using them to applaud.
Cannonball's introduction confirms the theory; the odd sound of the sticks may have been a factor in the LP not being issued at the time. When I came upon the unissued album, I hunted down all the surviving reels of outtakes to find the issued take of "The Sticks" and more material to fill out a CD.
The set lists were an interesting mix of new material for the album including "The Sticks" and "Hippodelphia" which were redone on Mercy, Mercy, Mercy , tunes to promote the previous album Domination with the Oliver Nelson orchestra "Introduction to a Samba" and "Shake a Lady" , and songs that would appear on the strings album he recorded a few weeks later "The End of a Love Affair," "Somewhere," and "Manha de Carnaval".
I've added three selections to the original album that Adderley and Tom Morgan had planned. This is the only recording of the quintet to include Herbie Lewis, who was in the band only from February to April of Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December Monday 2 December Tuesday 3 December Wednesday 4 December Thursday 5 December Friday 6 December Saturday 7 December Sunday 8 December Monday 9 December Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Tuesday 24 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December Sunday 29 December Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 JanuaryJun 15, · Joe Zawinul “Money In The Pocket” (Atlantic Masters ) Keyboard player Joe Zawinul () is one of the great jazz figures of recent times. His history is one of the best known in jazz so I won’t dwell on it too much here. Born in Vienna he moved to the USA in to study at the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston.3/5.