75, a double CD of the Zawinul Syndicate’s July 7, 2007 performance at the Lugano Jazz Festival, will be released on October 17. This was the Syndicate’s last multitrack recording. An added bonus is the inclusion of Joe and Wayne Shorter’s duet performed on August 2, 2007 at Veszprem, Hungary, which was the next to last performance of Joe’s life.
Another release, Absolute Z with the Absolute Ensemble, is in the works, but has been postponed to 2009.
And finally, look for a relaunch of the official Joe Zawinul web site later this year.