Fusion Jazz

The Cellar and Point – Ambit (2014)

The Cellar and Point – Ambit (2014)

Once again, the Cellar and Point puts disparate classical/jazz/rock/experimental elements together into a consistent, connected whole.

Anthony Pirog Trio – Palo Colorado Dream (2014)

Anthony Pirog Trio – Palo Colorado Dream (2014)

A record that’s equally capable of enchanting you and pummeling you with many shades of aura in between, ‘Palo Colorado Dream’ catapults Anthony Pirog into the corps of elite experimental guitarists.

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

A welcome return to fusion, ‘Up’ finds Stanley Clarke going back to his genre-defying ways.

Bryan Murray, “Lundblam!” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Bryan Murray, “Lundblam!” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Bryan Murray creates a scary hip-hop/out-jazz Frankenstein that points ahead to an interesting new direction for this intensely creative saxophonist.

Daniel Blacksberg Trio – Perilous Architecture (2014)

Daniel Blacksberg Trio – Perilous Architecture (2014)

The Daniel Blacksberg Trio takes a conventional format and creates something refreshingly unconventional from it.

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

‘Magic’ finds Sergio Mendes crossing boundaries once again with an album that will appeal to multiple generations.

Beat Funktion – Mandy’s Secret (2014)

Beat Funktion – Mandy’s Secret (2014)

‘Mandy’s Secret’ is a fine entry point into this fundamentally solid, funky jazz ensemble from Sweden, Beat Funktion.

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.

Dylan Ryan Sand – Circa (2014)

Though Dylan Ryan Sand is a small band, they create a big sound; though the songs are short, they’re complete musical statements. ‘Circa’ makes a lot out of a little.

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

This goes much farther out than the celebrated rock music of its time.