Fusion Jazz

Incognito – In Search Of Better Days (2016)

Incognito – In Search Of Better Days (2016)

‘In Search Of Better Days’ never needs to go searching for a feel-good groove, because Bluey and the rest of Incognito are naturals at creating them.

Scott Amendola and Wil Blades announce crowdfunding campaign for debut album

Scott Amendola and Wil Blades announce crowdfunding campaign for debut album

San Francisco Bay Area drums/organ sensation Amendola vs Blades are finally putting out a record. And here’s how you can help underwrite it.

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale – Funkcronomic (2016)

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale – Funkcronomic (2016)

For twenty minutes, ‘Funkcronomic’ captures that sweet core of George Clinton’s P-Funk innovations.

Jeff Parker – The New Breed (2016)

Jeff Parker – The New Breed (2016)

Few are in a better position than Jeff Parker to bring jazz into the 21st century by combining it with 21st century music forms with all the finesse of jazz intact, and he does just that with ‘The New Breed.’

Nick Millevoi – Desertion (2016)

Nick Millevoi – Desertion (2016)

It’s by far the most listenable effort led by Nick Millevoi, but lack of harshness, density and dissonance doesn’t mean the lack of art in ‘Desertion.’

Mark Lettieri – Spark And Echo (2016)

Mark Lettieri – Spark And Echo (2016)

A few years back the fusion guitarist Mark Lettieri put forward an EP that was all killer/no filler. Three years later, he’s back

Burning Ghosts – Burning Ghosts (2016)

Burning Ghosts – Burning Ghosts (2016)

The ‘Rage Against The Machine’ of jazz? The guys in Burning Ghosts probably wouldn’t shy away from that comparison.

The Yellowjackets – Cohearence (2016)

The Yellowjackets – Cohearence (2016)

The Yellowjackets’ superb musicianship along with insightful composing and arrangements make ‘Cohearence’ maintain this group’s reputation as one of the foremost fusion groups operating. Since 1981.

Cory Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band, “Wheel Remix” (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Cory Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band, “Wheel Remix” (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Barely lasting one hundred seconds, Corey Healey’s “Wheel Remix” transforms a solid song into a modern, solid groove.

Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile – Continuum (2016)

Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile – Continuum (2016)

That Nik Bärtsch can apply his innovations so effectively with a bass-less combo and even with a small string section further validates the soundness of this unique approach.