Jazz

Joe Zawinul, A Musical Portrait

A documentary by Mark Kidel

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Cast

Joe Zawinul — Pianist, singer
Sabine Kabongo — Singer
Linley Marthe — Bass guitarist
Amit Chatterjee — Bass guitarist, singer
Nathaniel Townsley — Drummer
Manolo Badrena — Percussionist

Program notes

It doesn't take long to introduce the stellar career of Joe Zawinul. He spent his childhood in Vienna where he learnt to play piano and experimented with jazz, the forbidden music banned during WW2, under cover of night. In 1958, he moved to the USA as a young man and quickly found his feet in the predominantly black jazz world, playing with the likes of Dinah Washington, Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis, for whom he wrote the timeless standard "In A Silent Way" and music from Bitches Brew.

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Directed by:
Mark Kidel
Duration: 58 min
Production: © BBC/ Calliope Media
Available subtitle(s): FR, ES, De
Resolution: SD