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Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 19 November 1977

DOWNSTAIRS AT Newcastle's City Hall, Josef Zawinul has just made a very astute point. "All the originators are always great," he repeats, looking inquisitively close to be sure I understand. "But when the imitators come in, the hangers-on, they just take the music to a place where it becomes indigestible after a while. Jazz became like that, and rock is becoming like that now."

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