Weather Report - Birdland

Last week I featured Cannonball Adderley. His keyboardist in the 1960's was Joe Zawinul who had success in the 1970's with the fusion group Weather Report which featured on the most talented bassists of all time (from South Florida no less), Jaco Pastorius.

Here's their most famous piece, Birdland.

Interesting note; in the 1960's, Cannonball was criticised a lot by the Nation of Islam for having a white keyboardist in his group. Cannonball retorted, "I don't care what color he is, as long as he shows up on time and can play."

Touche Cannonball. Joe's been ill lately, so hopefully he gets better and can return to performing soon.

See ya cats later.