Ladies, gentlemen and fellows all at TalkBass ... I recently re-discovered the music of Joe Zawinul and of his bands. I personally believe that Zawinul has been able to combine the musical spirits of various areas in the world ... the American jazz culture of the late 60s, the European taste for the contamination of musical styles of the same period, reference to ethnic and world music etc... Joe's music is always a happy and joyful one for ... I used to go out and run some time ago listening to a random selection of Joe's and Weather Report's composition and it was fantastic; many times we have spoken about how wonderful was Weather Report's period with Jaco, but honestly I like a lot the first experimentations with Miroslav and Alphonse, the rhythm of Procession with the great Victor Bailey and the concerts with Victor, Omar Hakim and Steve Khan (great guitarist) ... I'd like to salute Joe and to hear your opinions in this regard. Joe's music undoubtedly helped me in expanding my musical horizons.