Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Zawinul, Shorter

The other Zawinul composition (besides "Birdland") that I turned to this morning was "In a Silent Way," from the Miles Davis album of the same name. And here's a video of Zawinul and Shorter doing "In a Silent Way" in 1991. It's called "Miles Davis and Friends," but Miles just stands there!

When listening to "Birdland" last night, I found a note about Zawinul's death that said he died of cancer. As my mother-in-law (two years older than JZ) is also dying of cancer right now, I found myself sobbing in front of the computer, while scatting along with the tune.

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