Right up until the end of his life, Joe Zawinul could still bring it (and pick bass players).
Check out the Zawinul Syndicate’s version of Weather Report’s “Fast City”, a tune originally recorded for the Jaco Pastorius-era Night Passage album.
Bassist Linley Marthe is a monster on this one.
This clip comes from the Syndicate’s “75th” DVD.
I was lucky enough to see this tour at Blues Alley, less than a year before Zawinul’s passing. There will never be another like him.