Joe Zawinul belonged within a category unto himself — a Euro in the heartland from the classical music custom (Vienna) who learned to golf swing as freely as any American jazzer, and whose urge for food for development and transformation remained insatiable. Zawinul’s interest and openness to all or any kinds of noises made him among the generating pushes behind the digital jazz-rock revolution from the past due ’60s and ’70s — and afterwards, he would end up being almost by itself in discovering fusions between jazz-rock and cultural music from around the world. He was among a bare couple of synthesizer players who in fact learned how exactly to play the device, to create it an expressive, swinging section of his arsenal. Before the invention from the portable synthesizer, Zawinul’s example helped provide the Wurlitzer and Fender Rhodes electrical pianos in to the jazz mainstream. Zawinul also became a substantial composer, varying (like his idol Duke Ellington) from soulful strike music to large-scale symphonic jazz canvases. However despite his traditional background, he desired to improvise compositions spontaneously onto tape instead of write them from paper. At age group six, Josef Erich Zawinul began to play the accordion in his indigenous Austria, and research in traditional piano and structure in the Vienna Conservatory quickly followed. His desire for jazz piano, in the beginning affected by George Shearing and Erroll Garner, resulted in careers with Austrian saxophonist Hans Koller in 1952 and gigs along with his very own trio in France and Germany. He immigrated to america in past due 1958 after earning a scholarship or grant to Berklee, however after just one single week in course, he left to become listed on Maynard Ferguson’s music group for eight a few months, where Mls Davis first had taken see of him. Carrying out a brief stick with Glide Hampton, Zawinul became Dinah Washington’s pianist from 1959 to 1961, and spent per month with Harry “Sweets” Edison before Cannonball Adderley selected him to fill up the piano seat in his quintet. There Zawinul remained and blossomed for nine years, adding several compositions towards the Adderley music group book — included in this the main pop strike “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Walk High,” and “Nation Preacher” — and eventually assisting to steer the Adderley group in to the digital period. While with Adderley, Zawinul advanced from a difficult bop pianist to some soul-jazz performer intensely steeped within the blues, and eventually a jazz-rock explorer over the electrical piano. Toward the finish of his Adderley gig (1969-1970), he was best in the dense of the brand new jazz-rock picture, recording many pioneering information with Kilometers Davis, adding the name tune of Davis’ Inside a Silent Method album. After documenting a self-titled single album, Zawinul remaining Adderley to create Weather Record with Wayne Shorter and Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous in November 1970. Climate Report offered the significantly self-confident Zawinul a system to evolve even more as his fascination with propulsive grooves and music from Africa and the center East ignited and created. He gradually fallen the electrical piano and only some ever more advanced synthesizers, which he perfected to levels under no circumstances thought feasible by those that derided the tools as sterile, unfeeling devices. Weather Report ultimately became a favorite group that appealed to viewers beyond jazz and intensifying rock, thanks a lot in no little component to Zawinul’s strike music “Birdland.” When Zawinul and Shorter finally found a parting of methods in 1985, Zawinul began to tour simply by himself, encircled by keyboards and tempo devices, but resurfaced the next year having a short-lived expansion of Weather Record called Weather Upgrade (which didn’t keep any recordings). Climate Update quickly progressed into another group, the Zawinul Syndicate, which on the period of ten years tilted more and more toward groove-oriented globe music affects. Zawinul showed restored curiosity about his European root base, collaborating with fellow Viennese traditional pianist Friedrich Gulda from 1987 to 1994, creating a full-blown classically structured symphony, Stories from the Danube, in 1993, and following near-disastrous Malibu fires of 1994, shifting from California to NEW YORK to become closer to European countries. In 2002 he released Encounters & Areas, his first studio room album in a number of years and something that boasted a global roster of helping musicians. He continued to release a small number of albums including Midnight Jam (2005) and Dark brown Road (2007), the last mentioned which was released the entire year his lifestyle was used by cancers. Though he explored brand-new musical paths at the same time of existence when many jazzers are very long occur their methods, Zawinul’s impact upon jazz waned because of the jazz mainstream’s retreat from consumer electronics back again to acoustic post-bop. But with global music carrying on to infiltrate the jazz globe of the 21st hundred years, Zawinul’s uplifting, still invigorating later on music might easily renew the departed keyboardist’s status like a prophet within the years ahead.
|1||Formed the band Weather Report in 1970.|
|2||Emigrated to the U.S. in 1959.|
|3||One of the creators of Jazz Fusion.|
|Ricki and the Flash||2015||writer: "In a Silent Way" - as Josef Zawinul|
|Better Call Saul||2015||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||2013||writer: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" - as Josef Zawinul|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011-2013||TV Series writer - 7 episodes|
|Sparkle||2012/I||writer: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" - as Josef Zawinul|
|Justin Bieber: Never Say Never||2011||Documentary writer: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" - as Josef Zawinul|
|The Simpsons||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Parashat Ha-Shavua||2008||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop||TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006|
|Gangster No. 1||2000||writer: "Mercy Mercy Mercy" - as Josef Zawinul|
|Österreich - Unser Jahrhundert||1999||TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode|
|Radiofreccia||1998||writer: "Black Market"|
|Late Bloomers||1996||writer: "Birdland" - as Joe Zawinul|
|Illusions||1992/II||TV Movie "Black Market"|
|Play Misty for Me||1971||writer: "Country Preacher" - uncredited|
|The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour||1967||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1967||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Bonne soirée au New Morning: Joe Zawinul Syndicate||2004||TV Movie musician: keyboards - as Joe Zawinul|
|25. Deutsches Jazz Festival - Joe Zawinul & Trilok Gurtu||1994||TV Movie musician: keyboards - as Joe Zawinul|
|Umbria Jazz '94: Joe Zawinul & Trilok Gurtu||1994||TV Movie musician: keyboards - as Joe Zawinul|
|Rockpalast||1978||TV Series musician - 1 episode|
|Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One||1968||Documentary composer: additional music|
|Joe Zawinuls Erdzeit||2008||Documentary||Himself (as Joe Zawinul)|
|Play Your Own Thing: A Story of Jazz in Europe||2006||Documentary||Himself (as Joe Zawinul)|
|Bonne soirée au New Morning: Joe Zawinul Syndicate||2004||TV Movie||Himself (as Joe Zawinul)|
|The Miles Davis Story||2001||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|25. Deutsches Jazz Festival - Joe Zawinul & Trilok Gurtu||1994||TV Movie||Himself (as Joe Zawinul)|
|Umbria Jazz '94: Joe Zawinul & Trilok Gurtu||1994||TV Movie||Himself (as Joe Zawinul)|
|Miles Davis and Friends||1992||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Keyboard|
|Grammy Legends||1990||TV Special||Himself|
|Friedrich Gulda und Joe Zawinul||1986||TV Movie||Himself (as Joe Zawinul)|
|The Midnight Special||1977||TV Series||Himself|
|Black Music in America: From Then Till Now||1971||Documentary short||Himself|
|Ein Jahr 'Ö 3'||1968||TV Movie||Himself - Musician (as Joe Zawinul)|
|Baumeister der Republik||2016||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|So what?! - Friedrich Gulda||2007||TV Movie documentary|
|Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Österreich - Unser Jahrhundert||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
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