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Zawinul Syndicate at the North Sea Jazz festival (1997)

I think I was there. I played at this festival three times. The last time was with Teddy Edwards (Tom Waits’ sax player). Backstage was Lou Donaldson (who I knew and sat in with many times) and Milt Jackson. Lou introduced me to Milt. Good times.

And it doesn’t get much better than the Master Joe Zawinul. This is a fantastic Austrian/African jazz fusion. Other years I remember an awesome piece by Joe featuring the bassist Victor Bailey and some other LA cats. It was like a New World Concerto. Enjoy.

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