Fusion Jazz

Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Noble – Mental Shake (2014)

Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Noble – Mental Shake (2014)

This is what free jazz is all about. Period.

Incognito – Amplified Soul (2014)

‘Amplified Soul’ is Incognito’s usual great stuff, which qualifies as well above average classic-style soul.

Bobby Avey – Authority Melts From Me (2014)

There have been times in the recent history of jazz when I thought that the MuseumAuthority™ would win out.

Something Else! sneak peek: Incognito, “Hats [Makes Me Wanna Holler]” (2014)

In the acid-jazz scene, there’s no one that has been doing it longer than Incognito. As the only band that’s largely styled after 70’s jazz-inflected RnB that actually existed in the 70’s,

Aaron Comess – Blues for Use (2014)

He might be best known in rock circles as a founding member of the Spin Doctors, but Aaron Comess has long ran on a parallel course focusing on jazz and blues — collaborating with Brad Meldau, Roy Hargrove and Robert Glasper along the way.

Ross Hammond – Humanity Suite (2014)

Ross Hammond typically invests a lot into his recording projects, as we witnessed with instinctual rock-jazz excursions like 2012’s Adored and 2013’s Cathedrals.

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

When Wilco released the Ashes of American Flags DVD for Record Store Day in 2009, I finally “got” it.

Rich Halley 4 – The Wisdom of Rocks (2014)

Amazon.com Widgets Just like last year’s Crossing The Passes, Rich Halley’s latest album The Wisdom of Rocks draws its inspiration from Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains.

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

With precious few recordings prior to his staggering, self-titled 1976 debut, Jaco Pastorius’ Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions is a set of demos that, for once, really do matter and matter a lot.

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

Harvey Mason’s upcoming debut on the Concord Music label puts the iconic session drummer squarely into his old jazz-funk environs where he made a name for himself back in the 1970s.

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