Archive for August, 2006

Zawinul Touring Update

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Continuing Zawinul’s recent collaborative efforts, he will perform two concerts with Kristjan Järvi’s New York-based, Grammy-nominated Absolute Ensemble on September 17 and 18. Joining them will be long-time Syndicate member Sabine Kabongo. The performances promise to include some Zawinul compositions that have yet to be heard, as well as reworkings of some well-known tunes.

Also on the schedule is a rare Zawinul Syndicate performance in South Korea, sandwiched by performances in Austria, and a recently added date in Northampton, Massachusetts. See the Tour Dates page for details.

Joe Zawinul On The Creative Process Published

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Joe Zawinul On The Creative Process
Rittor Music has published a new book in Japanese, Joe Zawinul On The Creative Process. I don’t read Japanese, but the Google translation of Rittor’s web page makes it sound pretty interesting, despite Google’s Japanese-to-English limitations. Zawinul tells me that an English translation of the book has already been completed, and a publisher for it is being sought in the states or in the UK.

Zawinul Profile on Unknown Public Web Site

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Joe Zawinul by Eamonn McCabeA Zawinul Online visitor recently brought to my attention a well-done profile of Zawinul by John L. Walters, music reviewer for The Guardian. It’s worth a read, with lots of interesting anecdotes about Joe’s life and career.