Joe Zawinul Hospitalized; Herbie and Joni; Beastie Boys

Joe Zawinul was hospitalized this weekend in Vienna for an undisclosed illness. The fusion legend just turned 75 last month. Get Well Soon, Joe!

Herbie Hancock follows up his previous album of reinvented songs with a new album of reinvented songs, this time for Joni Mitchell. River: The Joni Letters features Mitchell herself, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Tina Turner, and more. Release date is September 25.

Know about the Beastie Boys’ new all-instrumental recording, The Mix-Up? I liked what I heard and put a track on tomorrowJazz Radio. Jed Gottlieb heard them live and wrote “There’s no ‘Mix-up’: Beasties drop cool jazz” for the Boston Herald.

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