Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Henry Kaiser (Yo Miles!) and Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers) plan a live-in-the-studio improv record together

Henry Kaiser (Yo Miles!) and Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers) plan a live-in-the-studio improv record together

Two Bay Area pacesetters of improvised and avant-garde music will soon join forces.

Nicholas Payton – Numbers (2014)

Nicholas Payton – Numbers (2014)

‘Numbers’ coolly delivers Payton’s message of natural flow. It’s funky-good, angular vibe jazz.

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

A lot of Dirty Loops’ covers have been released via YouTube, and the latest one to hit the video circuit is their more organic, more virtuosic rendition of Avicii’s Aloe Blacc-sung “Wake Me Up.”

Ada Rovatti  – Disguise (2014)

Ada Rovatti – Disguise (2014)

The tunes are solid and so are the arrangements, but there’s no disguising good playing and ‘Disguise’ has all of those things out in the clear open. A welcome return to form for Ada Rovatti.

Something Else! Interview: Wilco guitarist Nels Cline on Scott Amendola’s Fade To Orange

Something Else! Interview: Wilco guitarist Nels Cline on Scott Amendola’s Fade To Orange

Cline recently took a break from his North American tour with Julian Lage to chat.

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Fusion Jazz): Nels Cline Singers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jaco Pastorius

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Fusion Jazz): Nels Cline Singers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jaco Pastorius

Everything from ambient post-rock to improvisational, to scattered rock-jazz.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Terje Lie, “You Know” from Bright Moments (2014)

Something Else! exclusive stream: Terje Lie, “You Know” from Bright Moments (2014)

Summer time is here and we could go for a sunny groove, right? Cue up the sounds of beach-lovin’, LA-based Norwegian saxophonist Terje Lie.

Gene Segal Quintet – Mental Images (2014)

Gene Segal Quintet – Mental Images (2014)

It was a long stretch between Gene Segal’s first and second albums but ‘Mental Images’ assures that the intervening time was time was spent.

Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz – A View From Below (2014)

Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz – A View From Below (2014)

Scott Feiner successfully introduces the pandeiro into electric jazz fusion to produce a breezy concoction that goes down as easy as rum punch, and is just as intoxicating.

One Track Mind: Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, “Sham Time” from Juice (2014)

One Track Mind: Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, “Sham Time” from Juice (2014)

You won’t be able to keep completely still while listening to this.