R.I.P. Joe Zawinul

 Joe Zawinul Dies at 75

Joe Zawinul  was an innovative keyboardist and one of the creative leaders of "jazz fusion." A member of Miles Davies' touring band in the late sixties he played an influential role in the production of the groundbreaking albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew

He will be best remembered as a founding member of Weather Report, the fusion supergroup. this video shows Weather Report performing their most famous number,"Birdland", on September 28, 1978 at the Stadthalle Offenbach in Frankfurt, Germany.

He was performing almost to the end. He died of cancer in his native Austria.

       Josef Erich Zawinul - July 7th, 1932 - September 11th, 2007.