Joe Zawinul

Real Name:
Josef Erich Zawinul
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Austrian jazz and fusion keyboard player (born on 7 July 1932 in Vienna, Austria; died on 11 September 2007 in Vienna, Austria, aged 75).

Zawinul had his first introduction to music was playing the accordion with his family. As a jazz musician he began getting noticed in 1952, when he began working with Hans Koller. However, he is most recognized for his work as a musician and composer on the Miles Davis albums recorded between 1969 and 1972: "In A Silent Way" (1969), "Bitches Brew" (1970), "Live-Evil" (1971), and "Big Fun" (1974).

Zawinul is also recognized for co-founding Weather Report in 1970, one of the seminal jazz-fusion bands of the 1970s, along with Wayne Shorter – who was also an ex-Davis musician. Since the split of Weather Report in 1986, he has done some solo tours and recordings and has formed the The Zawinul Syndicate and played in other bands.

He was additionally a great composer, and known as one of the great pioneers of electronic keyboards in jazz music.
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Albums

RS 9476 Joe Zawinul - Soulmates album art Ben Webster And Joe Zawinul Ben Webster And Joe Zawinul - Soulmates (Album) Riverside Records RS 9476 US 1963 Sell This Version
3004 Joe Zawinul - Money In The Pocket album art Joe Zawinul Money In The Pocket (Album) Atlantic 3004 US 1966 Sell This Version
SPR 3141 Joe Zawinul - Eurosuite / Variations album art Friedrich Gulda Und Sein Eurojazz-Orchester Feat. J.J. Johnson, Joe Zawinul Friedrich Gulda Und Sein Eurojazz-Orchester Feat. J.J. Johnson, Joe Zawinul - Eurosuite / Variations (Album) Preiser Records SPR 3141 Austria 1967 Sell This Version
SD 2002 Joe Zawinul - The Rise & Fall Of The Third Stream album art Joe Zawinul The Rise & Fall Of The Third Stream (Album) Vortex Records (2) SD 2002 US 1968 Sell This Version
2400151 Joe Zawinul - Zawinul album art Joe Zawinul Zawinul (Album) Atlantic 2400151 UK 1971 Sell This Version
40-26813 Joe Zawinul - Dialects album art Zawinul* Dialects (Album) Columbia 40-26813 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
67 175 Joe Zawinul - Music For Two Pianos album art Friedrich Gulda / Joe Zawinul Friedrich Gulda / Joe Zawinul - Music For Two Pianos (Album) Capriccio (2) 67 175 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
454 143-2 Joe Zawinul - Stories Of The Danube album art Joe Zawinul Stories Of The Danube (Album) Philips 454 143-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ESC 03651-2 Joe Zawinul - My People album art Joe Zawinul My People (Album) Jms, CREAM Records (3) ESC 03651-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ZD 44010 Joe Zawinul - World Tour album art Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate - World Tour (Album) ESC Records ZD 44010 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Eric Essix / Joe Zawinul & Zawinul Syndicate* Eric Essix / Joe Zawinul & Zawinul Syndicate* - Small Talk / World Tour(CD, Promo, Smplr) Zebra Records none US 1998 Sell This Version
VICJ-60448, PR 7202 Joe Zawinul - Out Of The Forrest = アウト・オブ・ザ・フォレスト album art Jimmy Forrest = ジミー・フォレスト* ・フィーチャリング・ ジョー・ザビヌル* Jimmy Forrest = ジミー・フォレスト* ・フィーチャリング・ ジョー・ザビヌル* - Out Of The Forrest = アウト・オブ・ザ・フォレスト(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Prestige, Prestige VICJ-60448, PR 7202 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
EFA 03666-2 Joe Zawinul - Mauthausen ... Vom Großen Sterben Hören album art Joe Zawinul Mauthausen ... Vom Großen Sterben Hören(CD, Album) ESC Records EFA 03666-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
ESC 4905 Joe Zawinul - Faces & Places album art Joe Zawinul Faces & Places (Album) ESC Records ESC 4905 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
ESC 03687-2 Joe Zawinul - Midnight Jam album art Joe Zawinul Midnight Jam(2xCD, Album, Promo) ESC Records ESC 03687-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
BHM 4001-2 Joe Zawinul - Vienna Nights | Live At Joe Zawinul's Birdland album art Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate - Vienna Nights | Live At Joe Zawinul's Birdland (Album) BHM Productions BHM 4001-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
CR 830-2 Joe Zawinul - Brown Street album art Joe Zawinul Brown Street (Album) Intuition Records CR 830-2 France 2006 Sell This Version
BHM 4002-2 Joe Zawinul - 75th album art Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate - 75th (Album) BHM Productions BHM 4002-2 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
INT 3456 2 Joe Zawinul - Absolute Zawinul album art Absolute Ensemble Featuring Joe Zawinul Absolute Ensemble Featuring Joe Zawinul - Absolute Zawinul(CD, Album, Enh) Intuition Records INT 3456 2 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
870258 Joe Zawinul - Complete 1962 Live Performances album art Cannonball Adderley Sextet With Joe Zawinul Cannonball Adderley Sextet With Joe Zawinul - Complete 1962 Live Performances(4xCD) Phono (4) 870258 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

10 065 EPB Joe Zawinul - Jazz A La Carte album art Helmut Brandt Combo , Wolfgang Lauth Quartett , Karl Drewo With Bill Grah And Joe Zawinul Helmut Brandt Combo , Wolfgang Lauth Quartett , Karl Drewo With Bill Grah And Joe Zawinul - Jazz A La Carte(7", EP) Brunswick 10 065 EPB Germany 1956 Sell This Version
338 Joe Zawinul - Easy Living album art Joe Zawinul Easy Living(7", EP, Mono) GEP 338 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
45-301 Joe Zawinul - The Soul Of A Village / Lord, Lord, Lord album art Joe Zawinul The Soul Of A Village / Lord, Lord, Lord Vortex Records (2) 45-301 US 1968 Sell This Version
CAS 2287 Joe Zawinul - Carnavalito album art Joe Zawinul Carnavalito(12", Promo) Columbia CAS 2287 US 1986 Sell This Version
454 373-2 Joe Zawinul - Stories Of The Danube album art Joe Zawinul Stories Of The Danube(CD, Single, Promo) Philips 454 373-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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thomaskick

thomaskick

June 25, 2019
One of the greatest musicians ever graced this world, from WR to Zawinul Syndicate this man has been one of the biggest inspiration to a lot of artists.
Expansive09

Expansive09

December 19, 2018
One of the finest 20th century jazz musicians along with Miles Davis and Bill Evans. Zawinul was open to technology and really creating progressive jazz rather than sitting on the knee of old be-bop musicians to carry the torch of traditionalist's. Joe's foundations where in traditional jazz but his mind and heart was global and no one can recon Weather Report the titan of the 1970s with regards to pushing the edge of jazz into so many cultural landscapes.
Just listen to his 1971 album Zawinul and you can clearly hear where Miles Davis drew inspiration for A Silent Way and treading pseudo ambient jazz minimalism. Zawinul's contributions to the jazz world are benchmarks modern musicians should all take their cue from.....

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