Friday, January 10, 2003


For those reading this in time, BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting a first-rate concert by Austrian jazz keyboards polymath Joe Zawinul, from 11.30pm – 1.00am tonight (GMT). If you can’t catch the programme, other real audio live gigs are available here. ‘Jazz on 3’ programmes are storedonline, but after four weeks they are edited to five minute extracts for legal reasons. The full list of what’s been broadcast since 2001 is here. There are also sessions.

Best known for his work with Weather Report, Joe Zawinul has his own band (featured tonight). The Zawinul Syndicate is now booking concerts in Europe during the months of March, April, June and July. Three have been confirmed for Italy in April. The line-up will be Zawinul, Sabine Kabongo on vocals, Etienne M'Bappe on bass, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, Paco Sery on drums and Manolo Badrena on percussion. All the latest information can be gleaned at the encyclopaedic Zawinul Online site. There are soundclips, scores, interviews and many other goodies at the Italian Zawinulfans site (this is the English version). See also the biography at EJN.

The Jazz on 3 weblinks are also worth investigating.

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