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November 30, 2009

 

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Extension: Clare Fischer In The 1960s

For 50 years pianist, composer and bandleader Clare Fischer had one of jazz's most interesting careers, exploring Latin, bossa nova, and other genres.

September 11, 2007

 

Joe Zawinul and Ben Webster’s “Soulmates”

Webster Zawinul SoulmatesReaction to the death of keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul will undoubtedly be pouring in today from around the jazz blogosphere for the man who wrote “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “In a Silent Way,” and “Birdland.” Zawinul’s European and conservatory background, his key role in the great Cannonball Adderley soul-jazz groups of the 1960s, his time with Miles Davis, and, of course, his legacy as co-architect of Weather Report make him an important figure in post-1960 jazz–especially in the realm of electric piano, a still oft-disparaged instrument.Zawinul had been enjoying a resurgence of attention in the past year, what with…

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