The Hot Box #060 - A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 24 – The Letter Z

The final episode of The Piano Files A-Z. The Z File

Not too may surnames start with the letter Z but here we find 4 amazing piano players that give us a wide spectrum of style and content……the majority of tracks included here were recorded live, in front of an audience. Remember those days?

Joe Zawinul, the former Miles Davis collaborator and founding member of Weather Report.

Denny Zeitlin, professor of Clinical Psychiatry with over 30 jazz albums to his name.

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, classical student fusing jazz with Azerbajani Mugam.

Peter Zak, prolific proponent of the Eternal Triangle - his phrase for the jazz piano trio.

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Track Listing for The Hot Box #060 - A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 24 – The Letter Z

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 00:00
02 Joe Zawinul & the WDR Big Band Brown Street 02:26
03 Cannonball Adderley Quintet Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 14:30
04 Weather Report In A Silent Way 20:28
05 Weather Report Birdland 22:48
06 Aziza Mustafa Zadeh Passion 30:24
07 Denny Zeitlin at The Maybeck Recital Hall Country Fair 38:42
08 Peter Zak Trio The Walk-Up 45:08
09 Joe Zawinul & the WDR Big Band Black Market 55:51


Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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