Archive for January, 2010

75 Wins a Grammy Award

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The Recording Academy announced today that Joe’s album, 75, won the Grammy award in the category Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Other nominees in that category were Urbanus, Stefon Harris & Blackout; Sounding Point, Julian Lage; At World’s Edge, Philippe Saisse; and Big Neighborhood, Mike Stern.

It was Joe’s first Grammy win for an album under his own name. Several of his post-Weather Report albums were nominated, as was the Zawinul-produced Salif Keita album, Amen. Congratulations to Joe and the Zawinul estate.

Official Joe Zawinul Website Relaunched

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Zawinul estate has relaunched the official Joe Zawinul web site at zawinulmusic.com. A couple of tidbits from the news section: The estate is planning a Zawinul legacy band, and Joe’s son, Anthony, is in the process of filming a documentary about Joe’s life. No details on either of these projects, so we’ll have to see what happens.