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Joe Zawinul about Jaco Pastorius, Wynton Marsalis...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Whousedtoplay, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Whousedtoplay


    May 18, 2013
  2. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Thought provoking stuff. Thanks for posting!
  3. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Another old (now dead) guy rewriting history based on faulty memories. I loved Zawinul and his music, he was one of the few good writers and players but he also had a rep as a pretty tough guy to get along with, and his denial of doing drugs and then backpedaling is a bit slimy. His view of the jazz world was very myopic I think though I am of the same mind that the emphasis of melody and song is not the current jazz trend.
  4. Wow. The next time you think your childhood was rough, read this again.
  5. pnchad

    pnchad Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    Joes the man
  6. Faulty memories? really… I knew Joe and he was anything but faulty memories.. Slimy? Have respect for a man who defined the music of his day…. myopic? I don't think so, he was THERE! He played with Miles, Cannonball… How do you say such things?
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    The I've never used drugs statement followed by the recollections of drugs he used after the GQ quote was mentioned was fairly glaring.

    Big Zaniwul fan since the mid 70's... but I can still read.
  8. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I cannot agree more about Cannonball. He was a giant who's popular appeal in the day somehow overshadowed his sheer brilliance as a player. Without question, he's of the same rarified breed as Bird, Rollins or Trane.