Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band’s ‘Second Opinion’ is every bit as good of a fusion jazz record as the first one.
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German trumpet/piano brother act Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr rise to the high level of their much-ballyhooed supporting cast.
Here is a sneak peek stream of “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Arto Lindsay’s upcoming album ‘Cuidado Madame.’
Hand percussionist, ethno-musicologist, composer and bandleader Adam Rudolph is one of those under-noticed but crucial guys in jazz who has dedicated his
A godfather of original funky fusion has lately made it a point to demonstrate that there’s still no one who can make this kind of music better than him. Since reviving the
‘Just Passing Through’ embraces more styles (especially rock) but in the final analysis it’s still the feel-good grooves of Flowtilla.
The mission on Gorilla Mask’s third long player ‘Iron Lung’ is much the same as before: direct, confrontational thrash-jazz that’s more purposeful, unpredictable and just plain fun.
Never has anyone made spunky roots rock go down so easy like Robert Randolph and his Family Band. All that’s needed is a heapin’ helping of soul and, of course, maximal pedal steel guitar. There’s plenty of both on ‘Got Soul.’
From their first, self-titled album of 2005, Kneebody has been bringing a fresh conception to fusion or electric jazz.
“N.T. Bag” isn’t played by a trio where one player dominates over the others. With the AMP Trio, everyone dominates.