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Birdland (song)

Encyclopedia of World Bird,and, v. Fans who attended Weather Report’s concerts in the s and 80s recall the warmth and spirit that infused those events. The song that made it’s composer – Joe Nirdland – and his band, Weather Report world famous. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Retrieved 2 January Not to take anything away from the immensely gifted Alphonso Johnson but, hearing his style then or now makes it virtually impossible to imagine him playing those signature and as Zawinul correctly said “historic” licks that make Birdland what it is today – an unqualified classic.

Zawinul often paid tribute to his wife, Maxine, who died earlier this year, and his sons Anthony, Erich and Ivan also his tireless sound engineer. Retrieved 7 February In a Silent Way: His creativity and attention to detail resulted in a very modern sound. Stories of the Danube. Bridland led to his appointment by the Austrian government as “goodwill ambassador” for 17 African nations.

Would you be able to tell me who wrote this article for citing purposes? Live in Tokyo 8: Over the past 15 years there were several projects alongside the band. Zawinul was born to lower-middle class parents his father was a clerk with the gas company in a poor district of Vienna. This section does not cite any sources. Retrieved 28 December He was also among the first to use an electric piano, the Wurlitzer. In fact it was Ivan who was his sound engineer and co-producer.


His role was key to the commercial success of this tune! Zawinul then toured and recorded with singer Dinah Washington from to Zawinul called Weather Report “the last of the great storytellers”, and those stories still have relevance for today’s music makers. Shorter and Zawinul then went separate ways, after the recording of their “final” Sportin’ Lifewhen it was discovered that they had to do one more album to fulfill their contract with CBS records.

His contemporaries included classical composer-pianist Friedrich Gulda obituary, February 1later to collaborate with Zawinul on Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, and he played for dances with Thomas Klestil, later president of Austria obituary, July 8 Also, Jaco remained in the band throughwhen they recorded the 2nd eponymous album which was released the following year. Zawinul became ill and was hospitalized in his native Vienna on 7 August[5] after concluding a five-week European tour.

Jazz composer Mike Gibbs, who arrived on the same day as Zawinul intold me: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

Joe Zawinul – Wikipedia

Archived from the original on 16 January Having friends in high places came in handy when he branched out into other interests. Zawinul told me in a interview that a “little crisis” came when pianist Barry Harris congratulated Zawinul for sounding exactly like Harris on a record.

Ein Leben aus Jazz [ Zawinul: He played on the album In a Silent Waythe title track of which he composed, and the landmark album Bitches Brew birdlannd, for which he contributed the twenty-minute track “Pharaoh’s Dance”, which occupied the whole of hoe one. Yet Birdland, an instrumental paean to the legendary New York jazz club, is a rich and complex composition, with more invention in one track than most jazz fusion artists manage on an entire album.


Zawinul and Shorter’s band combined the exuberance and energy of rock and funk with the depth and musicality zzwinul jazz. He had perfect pitch, and his musical talents were clear from an early age, honing his self-taught keyboard skills on the sawinul. Newer Post Older Post Home. Zawinul ignored most of his back catalogue and wrote a library of terrific new tunes, including Patriots, Indiscretions, Lost Tribes and Borges Buenos Aires, bubbling streams of energy that ran naturally into the growing delta of world music.


Absolute Zawinula CD recording by Absolute Ensemble, with music by Zawinul, is the last studio joee done during the year that Zawinul died inand features some of his original music as well as orchestrations by Absolute Ensemble member, Gene Pritskerwhich he created in collaboration with Zawinul.

Listen to a random sampling of Biddland Report tracks and zwainul 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.

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.

Black Market was a theme song on Radio Dakar in Senegal. Retrieved from ” https: Zawinul “discovered” Africa when he produced the album Amen, by Malian singer Salif Keita, and found it a revelation, along with its musicians. He used the Fender-Rhodes thereafter, adding a wah-wah pedal and later the Mutron effect unit for a complex phased timbre. Frankfurt am Main; Residenz. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

A Life of Jazz ] in German. Please don’t forget the brilliant lyricist, Jon Hendricks. Pastorius then joins the band for their upcoming European tour and Zawinul is so impressed that he says Jaco is Weather Report’s “catalyst.