Fusion Jazz

Rock Candy Funk Party, “Don’t Be Stingy with the SMPTE” (2015): Something Else! sneak peak

Rock Candy Funk Party, “Don’t Be Stingy with the SMPTE” (2015): Something Else! sneak peak

Tal Bergman, Joe Bonamassa and the rest of the Rock Candy Funk Party gang are back with a new, hard-groovin’ song “Don’t Be Stingy With the SMPTE.”

The Spanish Donkey [Joe Morris, Jamie Saft, Mike Pride] – Raoul (2015)

The Spanish Donkey [Joe Morris, Jamie Saft, Mike Pride] – Raoul (2015)

Here is a review of the freaky fun psychedelic improv free jazz/rock jam ‘Raoul’ by the Spanish Donkey, featuring Joe Morris, Jamie Saft and Mike Pride.

Sam Trapchak – Land Grab (2015)

Sam Trapchak – Land Grab (2015)

Here is a review of Sam Trapchak’s solid second album, ‘Land Grab,’ with Greg Ward, Tom Chang and Christian Coleman.

Tim Kuhl – 1982 (2015)

Tim Kuhl – 1982 (2015)

Here is a review of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s Tim Kuhl’s latest project, ‘1982,’ an alternately soothing and moderately disquieting record.

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Here is a review of the debut album by Toronto electric bassist Brad Cheeseman, the fun but sophisticated ‘Brad Cheeseman Group.’

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.

Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh – Riding The Moment (2015)

Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh – Riding The Moment (2015)

Here is a review of a uniquely experimental set of electro-acoustic improvisations between Denny Zeitlin and George March, ‘Riding The Moment.’

Galactic, “Right On” from Into The Deep (2015): Something Else! sneek peak

Galactic, “Right On” from Into The Deep (2015): Something Else! sneek peak

Here is an advance stream of “Right On,” a track from Galactic’s upcoming album ‘Into The Deep’ due out July 17, 2015.

Scott Amendola, with Nels Cline and Trevor Dunn – Fade To Orange (2015)

Scott Amendola, with Nels Cline and Trevor Dunn – Fade To Orange (2015)

Scott Amendola was right, his opus orchestra piece just couldn’t be a special, one-night-only performance. Fortunately, it won’t be now.

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

When Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ ‘As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls’ arrived in May 1981, it sounded like nothing else in my record collection.