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Absolute Zawinul

The last formal studio recording made by Joe Zawinul has been released. Absolute Zawinul, a project initiated by Kristjan Järvi, who collaborated with Zawinul on the project, was recorded in New York during the winter of 2006-2007, and released in Europe last November. The CD is now available in the U.S. The recording includes several members of the Zawinul Syndicate,...

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Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona live ’96

Here’s a video performance from the 1996 Hamburg Jazz fest, featuring Joe Zawinul’s band with Richard Bona on bass, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, Mokhtar Samba on drums and Abdou Mboup and percussion. Zawinul was promoting his just-released My People album.

3 Views on Jaco: Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller and Peter Erskine
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3 Views on Jaco: Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller and Peter Erskine

Here is another set of videos recommended by Ingrid Pastorius: Three parts to a broader video piece, with Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller and Peter Erskine each being interviewed about Jaco Pastorius. Intro (with Joe Zawinul): Marcus Miller: Peter Erskine: We’d love to know more about this project… if anyone has information on it, please drop us a note in the...

Metropole Orchestra with Victor Bailey & Peter Erskine: Nubian Sundance
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Metropole Orchestra with Victor Bailey & Peter Erskine: Nubian Sundance

Here’s the Metropole Orchestra performing “Nubian Sundance”, in a tribute concert to Joe Zawinul. Joining the orchestra are former Weather Report members, Victor Bailey on bass, Peter Erskine on drums and Alex Acuna on percussion. This isn’t our typical bass showcase video, but I couldn’t pass it up. Bailey does play some pretty sweet stuff during the performance, and Erskine...

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Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Fast City

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...