Fusion Jazz

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

‘Over The Honeymoon’ glows as much as it grooves.

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

A wake-up call to anyone who thought free jazz was a dying art.

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

A prog-leaning album that is noisy, experimental and brave.

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith and his band of free jazz icons show the young guys how it’s done.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, “Betamax” from Worker (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, “Betamax” from Worker (2014)

Reconciling the icy precision of electronic music with the immediacy of fusion.

Johnny DeBlase – Guided Motion (2014)

Johnny DeBlase – Guided Motion (2014)

Embracing technology in the making of music doesn’t guarantee good results, of course, but it always helps when time-honored principles and philosophies are also applied. And, of course, an open, creative mind. Johnny DeBlase held true to all of these things when crafting the darkly ambient ‘Guided Motion.’

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Every song finds a different way to soothe, groove and satisfy the soul. Blades and his badassed organ trio never seem to run out of ideas.

Something Else! sneak peek: Colin Webster + Mark Holub – Viscera (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Colin Webster + Mark Holub – Viscera (2014)

This is what free playing is all about.

One Track Mind: Johnny Butler, “Macaroni Dip” (2014)

One Track Mind: Johnny Butler, “Macaroni Dip” (2014)

Earlier this year, outlier saxophonist Johnny Butler made an EP titled Raise It Up, pulling most everything from the pantry and throwing it into a logic board-laden blender.

Something Else! sneak peek: Euge Groove, “Got 2 Be Groovin’” from Got 2 Be Groovin’ (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Euge Groove, “Got 2 Be Groovin’” from Got 2 Be Groovin’ (2014)

“Got 2 Be Groovin’” is another calling card tune from smooth jazz sax master Euge Groove, destined to delight his fans.