Fusion Jazz

Craig Scott’s Lobotomy – War Is A Racket (2015)

Craig Scott’s Lobotomy – War Is A Racket (2015)

What do you get when you cross Captain Beefheart with Sun Ra, Negativland and the Residents? Hang on to your hats, the Craig Scott Lobotomy has arrived.

Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King (2015)

Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King (2015)

In spite of more modern touches, no one will call ‘Groove Is King’ outdated in twenty years because of the time-honored ways it was conceived and put together.

Here’s the latest on that new CD/DVD, tour dates from Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty

Here’s the latest on that new CD/DVD, tour dates from Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty

Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty’s long-awaited collaborative CD/DVD is coming soon. We’ve got details on tour dates, too.

Merzbow/Pandi/Gustafsson with Thurston Moore – Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (2015)

Merzbow/Pandi/Gustafsson with Thurston Moore – Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (2015)

This ain’t pop music, ladies and gentleman. It’s a party of noise.

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton’s creative, embraceable, contemporary take on the ol’ acoustic jazz trio makes the jazz idiom fresh and exciting again.

Simon Phillips – Protocol III (2015)

Simon Phillips – Protocol III (2015)

Simon Phillips and his Protocol collaborators have nothing to prove, yet deliver another no-holds-barred jazz fusion album.

Steve Holtje, “Hunger Artist” from A Man Full of Days (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Holtje, “Hunger Artist” from A Man Full of Days (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Holtje’s dark, ambient “Hunger Artist” is from a soundtrack that actually sounds like backing music for a motion picture, and helps to tell a story.

Dr. John, “Jungle Strut” from Ramsey Lewis’ Taking Another Look: Deluxe Edition (2015)

Dr. John, “Jungle Strut” from Ramsey Lewis’ Taking Another Look: Deluxe Edition (2015)

The eminent Dr. John plays Ramsey Lewis’ “Jungle Strut,” a deep groove that originally graced Lewis’ classic 1974 funk-jazz album ‘Sun Goddess.’

Jason Miles + Ingrid Jensen – Kind Of New (2015)

Jason Miles + Ingrid Jensen – Kind Of New (2015)

With ‘Kind of New,’ Jason Miles and Ingrid Jensen show us the fusion genius of Miles Davis while emphasizing Davis’ most critical ingredient: his attitude.

Tim Kuhl, “Drive” from 1982 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek video

Tim Kuhl, “Drive” from 1982 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek video

The video completes the whole presentation for Tim Kuhl’s “Drive,” which is musical art, poetry, and, as it turns out, visual art — all rolled into one.