February 29, 2024

&uotFew of the major US networks picked up on this,

Zawinul died early Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Vienna’s Wilhelmina Clinic said, without giving details. He had been hospitalized since last month and suffered from a rare form of skin cancer, said Risa Zincke, his manager, according to the Austria Press Agency.

Some articles about his death are here, here, here and here.

Weather report was one of the first jazz/fusion groups I was exposed to (Tom Scott and the L.A. Express was the other). Sad to see another great pass on.

1 thought on “Joe Zawinul Dies at 75

  1. The fact that soooo many of the greats are dying has got me wondering which direction jazz is going to go. I mean what’s it going to be like when our children are trying to emulate Chris Potter more than Coltrane, etc. (Not that it’s a bad thing, just a thought). I’m not sure exactly what to think but I’m keeping my eyes open. Any insights??

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