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Weather Report - 50% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Funk 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

The Brecker Brothers - 40% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Funk Jazz
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

Mike Stern - 33% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1953, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. While always a rock-orientated electric guitarist, Stern’s forays into contemporary jazz have never lacked edge or excitement. A student of Pat Metheny while at Berklee College Of Music, his first break came in 1976, when he joined Blood, Sweat And Tears. He worked with seminal fusion drummer Billy Cobham towards the end of t Read more

Michael Brecker - 32% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City, New York, USA. Like many musicians of his generation, saxophonist Brecker was attracted in equal measure to R&B and the music of John Coltrane. In 1970, he left home for New York and joined his older brother Randy Brecker in the jazz rock band Dreams, led by drummer Billy Cobham. Subsequen Read more

Frank Gambale - 30% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 December 1958, Canberra, Australia. A virtuoso guitarist nicknamed ‘The Thunder From Down Under’, Gambale has lived in Los Angeles for more than a decade and, after making his name with fusion keyboard legend Chick Corea’s popular Elektric Band, is most commonly associated with America’s west coast fusion/studio scene. In Australia he began his career Read more

Larry Coryell - 30% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1943, Galveston, Texas, USA. Coryell grew up in the state of Washington. He first worked as a guitarist in 1958 when he formed a rock ‘n’ roll band with keyboard player Michael Mandel. In 1965 he relocated to New York and joined Chico Hamilton’s band, overlapping with the legendary guitarist Gabor Szabo, whom he eventually replaced. In 1966 he formed F Read more

Steps Ahead - 30% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: 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

Yellowjackets - 29% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Over four decades, the Yellowjackets have achieved a formidable reputation for their live performances and critical and commercial success with their recordings of electric pop jazz. The members of the band are accomplished musicians in their own right and perhaps this accounts for the Yellowjackets’ two Grammys and six nominations. The formative line-up was assembled in 1 Read more

John Patitucci - 28% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 December 1959, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Patitucci is a technically gifted bass player best known for his work on both the electric and acoustic instruments for fusion keyboard legend Chick Corea. After playing some pop and rock in his brother’s band in New York, he moved with his family to America’s west coast, the home of a fearsome tradition for Read more

Trilok Gurtu - 28% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 October 1951, Bombay, India. Coming from a musical family, Gurtu played tablas from the age of six and studied with Ahmed Jan Thirakwa. In 1965 he formed a percussion group with his brother, and credits John Coltrane’s Plays The Blues with inspiring him to play jazz. Seated on the floor to play he has incorporated devices such as dipping resonating gongs in water (a Read more

Alain Caron - 27% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Oregon - 26% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This inventive and influential progressive jazz chamber group was formed in 1970 from the nucleus of the Paul Winter Consort, an aggregation led by Paul Winter. Oregon originally comprised Ralph Towner (1 March 1940, Chehalis, Washington, USA; guitar, keyboards), Collin Walcott (b. 24 April 1945, New York City, USA, d. 8 November 1984, Magdeburg, Germany; percussion, sitar, Read more

Richard Bona - 26% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 October 1967, Minta, East Cameroon. Raised in a music-filled home where his mother and grandfather were singers and the latter was also a percussionist, Bona took an early interest in playing music. At the age of three he showed an aptitude for the balafon, even making his own instrument. He also sang and by the age of five was performing in public with his family in the Read more

Bill Bruford - 25% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Scott Bruford, 17 May 1949, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. A founder member of progressive rock outfit Yes in 1968, Bruford left four years later at the height of the band’s popularity. An accomplished drummer, he opted to join King Crimson, where his skills were put to even greater test, and remained there until leader Robert Fripp dissolved the line-up in 1974. Bru Read more

Billy Cobham - 25% match to Joe Zawinul

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Cobham, 16 May 1944, Panama. Cobham began playing drums while growing up in New York City, to where his family had moved while he was still a small child. He studied at the city’s High School of Music before entering military service. In the army he played in a band and by the time of his discharge had achieved a high level of proficiency. In the late 60s he pla Read more


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