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    Jazz Legend Joe Zawinul Dies at 75

    The Associated Press
    Tuesday, September 11, 2007; 4:52 AM


    VIENNA, Austria -- Jazz legend Joe Zawinul, who soared to fame as one of the creators of jazz fusion and performed and recorded with Miles Davis, died early Tuesday, a hospital official said. He was 75.
    Zawinul had been hospitalized since last month. A spokeswoman for Vienna's Wilhelmina Clinic confirmed his death without giving details.

    Zawinul won widespread acclaim for his keyboard work on chart-topping Davis albums such as "In A Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew," and was a leading force behind the so-called "Electric Jazz" movement.
    In 1970, Zawinul founded the band Weather Report and produced a series of albums including "Heavy Weather," "Black Market" and "I Sing the Body Electric." After that band's breakup, he founded the Zawinul Syndicate in 1987.
    Zawinul is credited with bringing the electric piano and synthesizer into the jazz mainstream.
    This past spring, he toured Europe to mark the 20th anniversary of the Zawinul Syndicate. He sought medical attention when the tour ended, the Viennese Hospital Association said in a statement last month.

    See - http://www.zawinulmusic.com/

    Also - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Zawinul
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    He also wrote one of my favs....made popular by "The Buckinghams"

    "During his nine-year stint on keyboards with Cannonball Adderley, Zawinul wrote the hit "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
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    "In a silent way"

    a Weather sad Report

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    He was active right to the end. I envy him that, and hope for as good a life.

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    How strange, I was listening to Heavy Weather today on the way home in the rain. Now he and Jaco can start a band again.
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