Fusion Jazz

Daniel Rosenboom – Astral Transference and Seven Dreams (2015)

Daniel Rosenboom – Astral Transference and Seven Dreams (2015)

Restless trumpeter, composer, poet, bandleader and record label entrepreneur Daniel Rosenboom sets up a multitude of challenges for this ambitious pair of projects and meets every one of them head-on.

Gov’t Mule + John Scofield – Sco-Mule (2015)

Gov’t Mule + John Scofield – Sco-Mule (2015)

Here is a review of Gov’t Mule’s first encounter with jazz guitar great John Scofield, ‘Sco-Mule.’ This concert souvenir takes jamming to its highest level.

Kenosha Kid, “Mushmouth” from Inside Voices (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Kenosha Kid, “Mushmouth” from Inside Voices (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is the exclusive video premiere of “Mushmouth,” a track by Athens, Georgia’s own Kenosha Kid from their upcoming album ‘Inside Voices.’

Ali Bey – My Finest Hour (2015)

Ali Bey – My Finest Hour (2015)

A funky, groovy midnight run of a record, Ali Bey’s satisfying ‘My Finest Hour’ features an abundance of grooves.

DRKWAV [Skerik, John Medeski + Adam Deitch], “Darkwave” from The Purge (2015)

DRKWAV [Skerik, John Medeski + Adam Deitch], “Darkwave” from The Purge (2015)

Here is an early listen to the new psychedelic fusion supergroup DRKWAV (John Medeski, Skerik, Adam Deitch), a stream of the track “Darkwave.”

Kevin Eubanks + Stanley Jordan, “Lights” from Duets (2015): One Track Mind

Kevin Eubanks + Stanley Jordan, “Lights” from Duets (2015): One Track Mind

That Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan offer fine takes on jazz staples here comes as little surprise. But Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”

Peter Brotzmann, Jim O’Rourke + Keiji Haino – Two City Blues 2 (2015)

Peter Brotzmann, Jim O’Rourke + Keiji Haino – Two City Blues 2 (2015)

With ‘Two City Blues 2,’ Peter Brotzmann and friends prove that there is room for all kinds of music in this world.

The Soft Machine, “Hazard Profile” from Switzerland 1974 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The Soft Machine, “Hazard Profile” from Switzerland 1974 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The smokin’ “Hazard Profile” will be included on a previously unreleased 1974 Montreux performance by Soft Machine with Allan Holdsworth.

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra – Imaginary Cities (2015)

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra – Imaginary Cities (2015)

Chris Potter’s string quartet-supplemented ‘Imaginary Cities’ is ambitious, maybe the high-water mark of ambition so far in Potter’s career.

The Matthew Yeakley Group, “Happy F*ckin’ New Year” (2014): One Track Mind

The Matthew Yeakley Group, “Happy F*ckin’ New Year” (2014): One Track Mind

Here’s a stream of Matthew Yeakley’s polished funk-jazz number “Happy F*ckin’ New Year.”