Zawinul (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1971
RecordedAugust 6, - October 28, 1970
StudioAtlantic Studios, New York City
GenreJazz fusion, hard bop, soul jazz
ProducerJoel Dorn
Joe Zawinul chronology
The Rise and Fall of the Third Stream

Zawinul is an album by jazz composer and pianist Joe Zawinul recorded in 1970 by Zawinul performing music for two electric pianos, flute, trumpet, soprano saxophone, two contra basses and percussion. The album reached number 17 in the Billboard Jazz album charts.[1]


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Conceptually, sonically, this is really the first Weather Report album in all but name, confirming that Joe Zawinul was the primary creative engine behind the group from the beginning".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone(not rated)[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Zawinul

  1. "Doctor Honoris Causa" – 13:48
  2. "In a Silent Way" – 4:51
  3. "His Last Journey" – 4:36
  4. "Double Image" – 10:32
  5. "Arrival in New York" – 2:01
  • Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, N.Y


  • Gene Paul - recording engineer
  • Lew Hahn - recording and remixing engineer
  • Ed Freeman - cover design and photography

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1971 Billboard Jazz Albums 17[1]


  1. ^ a b "Zawinul - Joe Zawinul | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 1, 2010.
  3. ^ Bangs, Lester. "Joe Zawinul: Zawinul : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 213. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.