Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Thollem/Clouser/Chase – Dub Narcotic Session Vol. II (2018)

Thollem/Clouser/Chase – Dub Narcotic Session Vol. II (2018)

Thollem’s idea of taking a break from the usual grind of wearing all those hats is to duck into a studio and jam with a noted, up-and-coming fusion guitarist and the drummer from an established garage-punk band.

Spirit Fingers feat. Greg Spero, “maps” (2018): Something Else! video premiere

Spirit Fingers feat. Greg Spero, “maps” (2018): Something Else! video premiere

Here is the video premiere of a dazzling live performance of ‘maps’, by Greg Spero’s envelope-pushing fusion outfit Spirit Fingers.

Leslie Johnson Discusses Getting Funky on #3, Looks Ahead to What’s Next

Leslie Johnson Discusses Getting Funky on #3, Looks Ahead to What’s Next

Leslie Johnson joins Preston Frazier to discuss his latest album ‘#3,’ and a newfound focus on getting deep into a groove.

Nolatet – No Revenge Necessary (2018)

Nolatet – No Revenge Necessary (2018)

With ‘No Revenge Necessary,’ Nolatet once again come up with something that defies categorization outside the very broad confines of “jazz.”

Kait Dunton, “Re-Entry” from trioKAIT 2 (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

Kait Dunton, “Re-Entry” from trioKAIT 2 (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

Here is the premiere of “Re-Entry,” the lead-off track from trioKAIT’s third album ‘trioKAIT 2.”

Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper’s ‘Kudu’ suggests that there is so much art waiting to be tapped with only a trumpet, drums and a little bit of circuitry.

Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project, March 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project, March 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Respected for his incalculable influence on both jazz and rock, Billy Cobham is an important drummer – and one that I had never seen perform.

The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band – Chinese Butterfly (2018)

The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band – Chinese Butterfly (2018)

Chick Corea and Steve Gadd’s ‘Chinese Butterfly’ breaks no new ground but in this case, that can be completely forgiven.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade

The baker’s dozen in this Best of 2017 list reveals that fusion jazz has expanded and diversified way past its ‘Bitches Brew’-era beginnings.

Lara Bello, Nick Finzer, Chris Greene + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Jazz of 2017

Lara Bello, Nick Finzer, Chris Greene + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Jazz of 2017

Preston Frazier’s Best Jazz of 2017 list touches on Lara Bello, Nick Finzer and Chris Greene, as well as other favorites from Joe Jackson sideman Vinnie Zummo and Lucas Pino.

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