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crobbins
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Post Number: 464
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

July 7, 1932 September 11, 2007

sonicus
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Post Number: 338
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 1:41 pm:   Edit Post

The direction of this Giants mentation has been a major force to change and renew the way music is delivered in the moment of the flow of consciousness. He will never be forgotten and will inspire musicians to find their own voice forever.I send my love and respect.
crobbins
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Post Number: 465
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

pas
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Post Number: 210
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 6:13 am:   Edit Post

I sure do miss JZ. I saw him several times at Blues Alley in D.C. - very, very small room...the same place I saw Jaco in '84.

"Black Market"; "A Remark You Made"; "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" - some of my favorite Zawinul compositions.

I also loved the duets he would do with Wayne Shorter. I was watching the 09/28/78 show from Offenbach, Germany last night. "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good/The Midnight Sun Will Never Set On You" - playful, sweet, sad, unabashadly sentimental.

I think the title of one of Shorter's favorite solo pieces suffices here - "Thanks for the Memories."
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 1663
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 7:41 pm:   Edit Post

I was fortunate to see his Zawinul Syndicate in Coventry in 2004.
Here is a picture of Joe & myself when I had short hair.



Jazzyvee
sonicus
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Post Number: 340
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post

It must of been amazing to meet him .That's cool .
elwoodblue
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Post Number: 846
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post

That's a great picture!
thanks for sharing.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1664
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post

That was the first and only time I've seen him perform live. It was an awesome concert, their sound was so earthy. It was also the first time I'd seen Linley Marthe on bass. the incredible Amarjeet Chattergee on guitar, and vocalist Kabine Sabongo.

Musically it was easily in the top 10 concerts I've ever been to.

Jazzyvee

(Message edited by Jazzyvee on September 13, 2009)
pas
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Post Number: 212
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

Priceless pic!
mario_farufyno
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Post Number: 282
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 7:02 pm:   Edit Post

There are few keyboard players who knows how to really make a great bass line... Zawinul was one of those (as Stevie Wonder and Bernie Worrel are).

(Message edited by Mario Farufyno on September 13, 2009)
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2419
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 4:46 am:   Edit Post

Cool pic jazzy. Coincidentally I'm sitting at my desk listening to disc 2 of Weather Report's 'Forecast:Tomorrow'. Sublime playing.

Graeme
terryc
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Post Number: 1048
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

jazztvee..I have a documentary of Joe that was on BBC4 4 years ago, the live music was recorded at Cardiff and had the same line up.
It is outstanding, all the musicians are incredible, Linley is one amazing bass player, he does a great solo on it.
It explains Joe's childhood, shows his house in Malibu and the opening of his club in Vienna.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2420
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 7:56 am:   Edit Post

Linley was one of the guest artists at the first Bass day in manchester. He ended up playing last as his flight was delayed but, despite amp problems, he was well worth the wait. A really nice guy to chat to aswell.

Graeme
hankster
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Post Number: 212
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

I'm still in awe over the tour he did with his synth programmed so the keyboard was reversed (high to low, left to right instead of right to left), apparently just for the challenge. I couldn't figure it out and someone on this forum explained it to me. Absolutely incredible musician.
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1272
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:36 am:   Edit Post

The reversed synth was used on "Black Market" for sure. You can see Joe using it on the "Young and Fine Live" DVD, recorded 09/29/78 in Germany with the same lineup as "8:30" (Zawinul, Shorter, Pastorious, Erskine).
Mike

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