View Full Version : Joe Zawinul died at 75

Suga Duga
09-11-2007, 07:20 AM
Joe Zawinul died Tuesday morning in a hospital in Vienna. He was one of the greatest musicians coming out of Austria, he changes Jazz over here. Remember the legend...

In an interview '03, Zawinul said he's the creator of the hip-hop beat, after several rap groups used the beat from his song "125th Street Congress" from the "Sweetnighter" LP.


09-11-2007, 05:06 PM
some of his late sixties stuff is brilliant

Suga Duga
09-11-2007, 05:16 PM
some of his late sixties stuff is brilliant

finally somebody posts in here, you got taste man

09-11-2007, 05:23 PM
yeah man ive bumping a lot more jazz recently than hip hop, Weather Report had some classics also.

Suga Duga
09-11-2007, 05:27 PM
good to hear that, I'm tryin to get into jazz more and more, you can recommend something?

09-11-2007, 05:54 PM
well everything ive heard so far by Miles Davis has been absolute genius, theres tons of other stuff.
what jazz have you heard so far?

Suga Duga
09-11-2007, 06:07 PM
Charles Mingus, well Joe Zawinul of course, Louis Armstrong

09-11-2007, 06:17 PM
from there Miles Davis is where you want to go, most of albums are good, but his debut 'birth of the cool' is a good place to start, its actually crazy to listen to that album considering how laidback it is, cos his later stuff is way out there.
Ahmad Jamal is an incredible pianist, his album 'awakenings' has been sampled by many hip hop artists so thats definetly recomended.

Ramsey Lewis is an artist you might wanna check out if you're a Tribe Called Quest fan.
Theres a lot more that i could recomend, John Coltrane, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Eddie Harris etc

Suga Duga
09-11-2007, 06:37 PM
thx for the info

09-21-2007, 04:02 AM
wasnt he in weather report...he gotta be raw