A Few Odds and Ends

The Honors Committee of the Austrian Music Office Board unanimously decided to award the 2000 Hans Koller Prize to Zawinul, in honor of a lifetime of achievement in jazz. As the award’s recipient, Zawinul received 150,000 Austrian shillings (roughly $10,000 American dollars)… Julie Coryell and Laura Friedman’s 1978 book Jazz-Rock Fusion, the People, the Music, has been republished by Hal Leonard. It consists of interviews and photographs of the musicians of the 1970s fusion movement, including Weather Report members Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Miroslav Vitous and Alphone Mouzon… The soundtrack for the recent theatrical film Finding Forrester, now available on video, relies heavily on Miles Davis’ fusion work of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Zawinul’s composition “In A Silent Way” is prominently featured in the film.

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