Tuesday, September 11, 2007

RIP Joe Zawinul

Joe Zawinul died in a hospital in Vienna today. He was 75.

Godspeed, Joe. I thank the powers-that-be I got to shake your hand on that rainy night in Seattle so long ago and tell you what an impact your music had on me and my life...You will be sorely missed!

What terrible news!

If Joe touched your spirit in any way or if you have any stories you'd like to share, please comment below.


Matocaster said...

Mr. Zawinul has left this earth to begin the journey of eternity. Thank you for sharing your gift of music with us here. Listening to Weather Report all day @ my music store!

Anonymous said...

Sad news indeed - Mr. Zawinul was/is such an inspiration to me for so many years... it is truly hard to believe he has passed from this world.

I am sure that he will continue to inspire generations for many, many years to come.

A great musician.


Todd Fletcher said...

My first synthesizer memory is of my older brother playing Weather Report's Mysterious Traveler album - still a favorite. This would have been in 1975 or so, maybe 76. I asked him what the strange sounds were and he showed me a picture of a Moog in the Whole Earth Catalog. I was very intrigued and remember telling my friends at school about this thing that looked and sounded like a scifi movie.

RIP in Joe.

iatromante said...

Forecast: heaven

Anonymous said...

The legacy of this music giant can be seen on 11 dvd's (concerts ranging from 1967-2007) posted on these torrentsites



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