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My Personal 911 2007/09/11

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[Picture of Joe Zawinul]I am sad today. It is the 20th anniversary of the death of a hero of mine – Jaco Pastorius (although he officially died on 21st, the 11th was his last day of consciousness), so I naturally browsed the web today and got a shock and a surprise — Jaco’s musical partner in Weather Report died today — the great Viennese Keyboard player and composer Josef Zawinul

Joe lost his battle with a type of skin cancer variously called ‘Trabecular cancer’, ‘Apudoma of the skin’, and ‘Merkel cell carcinoma’. He died aged 75, in his native Vienna where he ran a Jazz bar called ‘Birdland’. (more…)