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John McLaughlin - 100% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Weather Report - 73% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Funk Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by Joe Zawinul (Josef Erich Zawinul, 7 July 1932, Landstraße, Vienna, Austria, d. 11 September 2007, Vienna, Austria; keyboards) and Wayne Shorter (b. 25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA; reeds). The highly accomplished Weather Report was one of the groups credited with inventing jazz rock fusion music in the early 70s. The two founders had worked together Read more

Gil Evans - 60% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ian Ernest Gilmore Green, 13 May 1912, Toronto, Canada, d. 20 March 1988, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Although self-taught, Evans became extraordinarily proficient as a pianist and composer, though his greatest talent lay in his abilities as an arranger. He formed his first band in 1933 in California, where he was raised. He wrote most of the arrangements, a duty he retained when th Read more

Ron Carter - 47% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Levin Carter, 4 May 1937, Ferndale, Michigan, USA. As a child Carter played cello, hoping for a career in classical music. Adept on several instruments, including violin, clarinet and trombone, he eventually settled on bass. He also opted for a career in jazz when he became aware of the difficulties confronting any black youth with musical ambitions centred upon the c Read more

Charles Lloyd - 42% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 March 1938, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lloyd was self-taught on tenor saxophone, which he played in his high school band. He gained a Masters Degree at the University of Southern California and became a music teacher at Dorsey High in Los Angeles. In October 1960, he joined the Chico Hamilton Quintet, where he played flute, alto and clarinet as well as tenor, and soon beca Read more

Wayne Shorter - 41% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Shorter first played clarinet, taking up the tenor saxophone during his late teens. He studied music at New York University during the mid-50s before serving in the US army for two years. During his student days he had played with various bands, including that led by Horace Silver, and on his discharge encountered John Coltrane, with Read more

Jaco Pastorius - 40% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Francis Pastorius, 1 December 1951, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 September 1987, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Encouraged by his father, a drummer and vocalist, to pursue a career in music, Pastorius learned to play bass, drums, guitar, piano and saxophone while in his teens. As a result of a football injury to his arm, his ambitions were mainly orientated towa Read more

Freddie Hubbard - 38% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Funk Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Dewayne Hubbard, 7 April 1938, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Hubbard began playing trumpet as a child, and in his teens worked locally with Wes Montgomery and Monk Montgomery. When he was 20 he moved to New York, immediately falling in with the best of contemporary jazzmen. Amongst the musicians with whom he worked in the late 50s were Eric Dolphy (his room-mate for Read more

John Abercrombie - 34% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1944, Portchester, New York, USA. After studying at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Abercrombie spent four years playing guitar in Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith’s group. Touring with an established band offered him the kind of practical study that was ideal after Berklee’s academic hothouse of the late 60s. Moving back to New York in 1969, his a Read more

Steps Ahead - 34% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979 under the name Steps, this group was seen by founder and vibes player Mike Mainieri (24 July 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) as a way of bringing together some of the virtuoso musicians working in the New York studio scene. Originally comprising Michael Brecker (b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City Read more

The Brecker Brothers - 32% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randy Brecker (27 November 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Michael Brecker (b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City, New York, USA) were two of the most in-demand studio musicians of the last 35 years, having supplied the horn licks to untold major records. Randy originally attended Indiana University to study under Da Read more

Herbie Hancock - 31% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, 12 April 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Growing up in a musical household, Hancock studied piano from the age of seven and gave his first public performance just two years later. Although he played classical music at his debut Hancock’s interest lay mostly in jazz. During high school and college he played in semi-professional bands and on occasio Read more

Don Cherry - 29% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1936, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 19 October 1995, Alhaurín El Grande, Málaga, Spain. Cherry began playing trumpet while still attending high school in Los Angeles, where he was raised. He also played piano and some of his first public performances were on this instrument when he worked in R&B bands. An early musical associate was Billy Hig Read more

Mahavishnu Orchestra - 29% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Led by guitarist John McLaughlin (4 January 1942, Yorkshire, England), between 1972 and 1976 the Mahavishnu Orchestra played a leading part in the creation of jazz rock fusion music. Mahavishnu was the name given to McLaughlin by his Hindu guru Snr i Chimnoy, and the unit’s early work showed the influence of Indian ragas. The first line-up included several musicians who Read more

Brand X - 28% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brand X was one of the most commercially successful of the UK jazz rock groups of the late 70s and early 80s. Moroccan Roll reached number 37 in the UK album chart in May 1977 while Is There Anything About crept in at number 93 in September 1982. The original line-up of the band comprised John Goodsall (guitar), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Percy Jones (bass, ex-Liverpool Scene) a Read more


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