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Culture news, 20.10.2003 13:49

Greatest jazz musicians at the "Baltic-Jazz-2003" festival

Joe Zawinul The greatest jazz musicians are coming to the "Baltic-Jazz-2003" festival which will take place in the "Yubileiny" sports complex on October 29. Among them - Joe Zawinul and Eduardo Palmieri, Doo-Bop Sound band, Dadafon band and others.

Joe Zawinul is certainly the most famous of the guests. Arguably the fusion player of his or any other generation, Joe Zawinul has a catalogue of work spanning several decades. His innovative and unique synthesizer playing has never resorted, unlike his contemporaries, to amusing novelty, easy funk, a million notes a minute Born in Austria but moving to the USA in 1959, dues were paid the revolutionary Miles Davis group of the late sixties.before forming Weather Report with Wayne Shorter in 1971.

These two formed the nucleus of a band which hosted the finest drummers, percussionists and bass players of the day until it's split in 1986. Jazz - rock would be a poor description of the music produced, drawing as it did from sounds and styles all around the planet and beyond.

Currently recording and touring as the Zawinul Syndicate, this band continues all the best traditions of Weather Report, a fact which appears to elude the majority of the listening public.

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