Joe Zawinul was a Swiss-born keyboardist who made a big mark in the jazz scenes of the 1960s and 1970s. After writing the hit “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” for Cannonball Adderley’s band in the mid-sixties, he went on, with Weather Report, to pioneer “fusion” as well as helping to birth the ambient music genre. He passed away today at age 75 in Vienna.
In his memory, I’m posting the unspeakably beautiful, Zawinul-penned title track from Miles Davis’ landmark 1969 In a Silent Way album. Rest in peace.