Fusion Jazz

Incognito, “Send Your Love” (2015): One Track Mind

Incognito, “Send Your Love” (2015): One Track Mind

UK acid-jazz masters Incognito have quickly issued a soulful groover to help UNICEF provide aid for the children of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

As one of the final artistic statements by the multi-talented Bob Belden, Animation’s ‘Transparent Heart’ stands as a fitting coda to a rich career.

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Here is a review of the Steve Gadd Band’s ’70 Strong’ – which, just as the title states, shows Gadd going as strong as ever at age 70.

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

New musical combinations can offer incredibly special moments. As Davey Payne, Terry Day and others performed, I realized: This was such an evening.

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

Here is a review of John Patitucci’s guitar-dominant quartet’s debut, ‘Brooklyn,’ a freshly cast reconnect back to the bass extraordinaire’s roots.

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I [Radio edit]” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I [Radio edit]” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Guapo’s upcoming ‘Obscure Knowledge,’ a heavy, groove-minded edit from the first movement.

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc of Slavery #72” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc of Slavery #72” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra’s upcoming ‘Galactic Parables: Volume 1,’ an early ’70s-styled rock/jazz orgy.

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Here is a review of Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot album ‘Kiss The Brain’, their imaginative, freeform electro-acoustic jazz debut.

Charlie Hunter Trio, “Those People” from Let The Bells Ring On (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Charlie Hunter Trio, “Those People” from Let The Bells Ring On (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance listen from the Charlie Hunter Trio’s upcoming ‘Let The Bells Ring On’ album, the tough Memphis groove of “Those People.”

Andree / Doble D + Hedras Ramos, “Revolucion” (2015): One Track Mind

Andree / Doble D + Hedras Ramos, “Revolucion” (2015): One Track Mind

Andree / Doble D featuring Hedras Ramos preview their new album with “Revolucion,” a hard-hitting track with biting lyrics and screaming guitar.