Syndicate Update

Zawinul 2007 (taken from user bobtravis on Flickr, Attribution-Share Alike 2.0)

Zawinul 2007 (taken from user bobtravis on Flickr, Attribution-Share Alike 2.0)

Though one of my favourite musicians died back in September 2007, the Band is still alive and on tour in Europe 2010. The current lineup consists of four remaining members.

Paco Sery is playing the drums:

Paco Sery 2009 (wikimedia commons, Sví?ková, CC-by-SA 3.0)

Paco Sery 2009 (wikimedia commons, Sví?ková, CC-by-SA 3.0)

He can be heard in some recordings I’d like to recommend. Together with Joe Zawinul he performed »My people« (1996), »World tour« (1998) and »Faces and places« (2002). He also played with Salif Keita on »Amen« (1991), an excellent recording (which was produced by Joe Zawinul on request of Salif). See him performing Zansa (using a thumb piano) and Bimoya.

Aziz Sahmaoui acts as percussionist and vocalist, Jorge Bezerra as percussionist. Here is guitarist Alegre Corrêa:

Alegre Corrêa, concert with Sandra Pires (Wikimedia commons, Tsui, CC-by-SA 3.0)

Additionally Aloune Wade can be heard on bass, Emile Parisien on sax, and Thierry Eliez replaces Joe on keyboards.

Unfortunately there are no tour dates in germany.