13 September 2007
Keyboardist and Bandleader Joseph Zawinul, side-man for Miles Davis and founder of Weather Report, has died at the age of 75.
Joe, personally, you gave me so much, from your work on Miles Davis' In a Silent Way to the "We never solo, we always solo" trademark Weather Report concert I saw in my late teens -- the show was an uninterrupted two hour wall of improvisation at the highest level.
The Guardian's obituary documents his accomplishments, influence, and what he gave us all.
In memory of a jazz-rock fusion pioneer, thanks, and rest in peace.