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JOE ZAWINUL HOSPITALIZED IN VIENNA

Joe Zawinul, who performed and recorded with Miles Davis, has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness, officials said Tuesday.

Zawinul, 75, was admitted to Vienna's Wilhelmina Clinic on Sunday, the Viennese Hospital Association said.

The group declined to confirm reports by Austrian public broadcaster ORF that Zawinul was seriously ill, saying the musician had requested that his rights as a patient and a private person be respected.

Zawinul won widespread acclaim for his keyboard work on chart-topping Davis albums such as "In a Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew." He was a leading force behind the so-called "Electric Jazz" movement.

In 1970, he founded the band Weather Report and produced a series of albums including "Heavy Weather," "Black Market" and "I Sing the Body Electric." After that band's breakup, he founded the Zawinul Syndicate in 1987.

Zawinul is credited with bringing the electric piano and synthesizer into the jazz mainstream.

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This past spring, he toured Europe to mark the 20th anniversary of the Zawinul Syndicate. He sought medical attention when the tour ended, the Hospital Association said.

His record label, BirdJAM, said there was no word on whether he planned to go ahead with concerts scheduled for next month.

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His recent album, "Brown Street", is a strong effort. Let's hope he gets well soon!

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C'mon Joe, not just yet, ok?

Please.

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I hope he get's better...

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Will be thinking of Joe in the coming days.....

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Joe Zawinul & Syndicate as they appeared last May at the 2007 Vienna Festwochen:

Orient Express

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joe lost his wife of over 40 years on july 26th. i am praying for him and their family.

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joe lost his wife of over 40 years on july 26th. i am praying for him and their family.

Sad news. Many people inconsciously lose the strenght to live and struggle when their long-life partners are gone. I hope this wouldn't be the case. :(

Edited by porcy62

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Man, if he goes before I have a chance to see him live, I"m going to be pissed. C'mon Joe, pull through and make some more music!

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Yeah, here's hope he pulls through this!

Edit: I just played parts of Cannonball's "Nippon Soul" on the way home from work - great playing by all, including Joe!

Edited by king ubu

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More :tup thoughts for Joe's speedy recovery.

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According to Austria's National Broadcasting, ORF, Joe is seriously sick. :(

from the ORF website

Die Wiener Jazz-Legende Joe Zawinul ist schwer erkrankt. Der 75-jährige gebürtige Erdberger wird derzeit im Wilhelminenspital behandelt. Es bestehe aber keine Lebensgefahr, hieß es aus dem Krankenhaus.

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According to Austria's National Broadcasting, ORF, Joe is seriously sick. :(

from the ORF website

Die Wiener Jazz-Legende Joe Zawinul ist schwer erkrankt. Der 75-jährige gebürtige Erdberger wird derzeit im Wilhelminenspital behandelt. Es bestehe aber keine Lebensgefahr, hieß es aus dem Krankenhaus.

can someone translate this?

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The Viennese jazz legend Joe Zawinul is heavily sick. The 75 year old treated at present in the Wilhelminenspital. There is however no mortal danger, as confirmed by the hospital.

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According to Austria's National Broadcasting, ORF, Joe is seriously sick. :(

from the ORF website

Die Wiener Jazz-Legende Joe Zawinul ist schwer erkrankt. Der 75-jährige gebürtige Erdberger wird derzeit im Wilhelminenspital behandelt. Es bestehe aber keine Lebensgefahr, hieß es aus dem Krankenhaus.

can someone translate this?

Well, I hoped that some german speaking forum members could do it, but if you forgive an italian trying to translate german in english...more or less it sounds like this

The Jazz legend from Wien Joe Zawinul is seriously sick. The 75 y/o Erdberger (I presume is it referred to the neighbour of Wien where Joe is born, or a nickname for a real Wien born) is recovered in Wilhelminen Hospital, thou not in danger of life.

More or less.

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The Viennese jazz legend Joe Zawinul is heavily sick. The 75 year old treated at present in the Wilhelminenspital. There is however no mortal danger, as confirmed by the hospital.

Thanks. My german's skill is 30 y/o. :)

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looks familiar...

Yeah, you beat me, if I saw your post before I could have had spare some of my few survived nerv cells.

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The Jazz legend from Wien Joe Zawinul is seriously sick. The 75 y/o Erdberger (I presume is it referred to the neighbour of Wien where Joe is born, or a nickname for a real Wien born)

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erdberg_%28Wien%29

seems like it's his neighborhood :) if my English were better i'd try to translate Erdberger in a way that makes clear why this is an extremely funny word - but maybe it's just because i'm drunk

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if unfortunately he makes no more recordings, his last recording was a beautiful masterpiece.

this bleeping sucks.

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yes it does. Brown Street is a great album, dare I say I like it better than most WR. But I guess this puts on hold Joe's one off Syndicate show w/ none other than Wayne Shorter, September 6th in Paris

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For which I have a ticket! Come on, Joe, we're rootin' for you!

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Joe Zawinul will not be able to be at the Grande Halle de la Villette for the September 6 concert, it was confirmed this week.

The concert sans Zawinul is maintained.

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Hes had a high profile in Sweden the last couple of years, and I have tickets for his show here in Helsingborg in the autumn, hope he pulls through.

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