Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Kait Dunton, “OCD” from trioKAIT 2 (2018): One Track Mind

Kait Dunton, “OCD” from trioKAIT 2 (2018): One Track Mind

‘trioKAIT 2’ was released last spring, but that doesn’t mean that Kait Dunton and her sharp, small squad aren’t done creating some buzz with it.

Rogério Boccato Quarteto – No Old Rain (2018)

Rogério Boccato Quarteto – No Old Rain (2018)

Calling this band “Rogério Boccato Quarteto” instead of the “Rogério Boccato Quartet” serves notice that this is Brazilian jazz music and ‘No Old Rain’ is a very good celebration of that music.

Medeski Martin & Wood with Alarm Will Sound – Omnisphere (2018)

Medeski Martin & Wood with Alarm Will Sound – Omnisphere (2018)

‘Omnisphere’ combines the nimble gumption of Medeski, Martin & Wood with theconvention-busting modern creative twenty-person band Alarm Will Sound in a gutsy collaboration.

Henry Kaiser/Simon Barker/Bill Laswell/Rudresh Mahanthappa – Mudang Rock (2018)

Henry Kaiser/Simon Barker/Bill Laswell/Rudresh Mahanthappa – Mudang Rock (2018)

Henry Kaiser has long found spiritual fulfillment playing music informed by the ancient songs of Korean Shamanism. This time he finds further fulfillment in the comradery of musicians who like him understand the power of the mudang.

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Impact (2018)

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Impact (2018)

Get used to seeing that adjective ‘funky’ applied to the Jeff Lorber Fusion’s latest album ‘Impact;’ it applies all over this record and that’s just the way it was intended.

Sonar with David Torn – Vortex (2018)

Sonar with David Torn – Vortex (2018)

No adjustment was necessary for this new collaboration, because Sonar or David Torn complement each other uncommonly well on ‘Vortex.’

Bob James Trio –  Espresso (2018)

Bob James Trio – Espresso (2018)

‘Espresso’ doesn’t always stick to the script of being an acoustic, piano/bass/drums trio playing straight ahead jazz, but in the so-called war between the traditionalist and fusionistas/progressives in jazz, Bob James never really chose a side. His best music comes when he grounds himself firmly in both camps, as he does here.

Circles Around the Sun – Let It Wander (2018)

Circles Around the Sun – Let It Wander (2018)

Is it jazz-rock fusion or just instrumental jam-rock? Such descriptions are superfluous when the music connects as ‘Let It Wander’ by Circles Around The Sun does.

Bobby Previte – Rhapsody (2018)

Bobby Previte – Rhapsody (2018)

Whether it’s individual heroics or wonderful ensemble symmetry, ‘Rhapsody’ begins with the mind of Bobby Previte. He not only had a concept but saw it to a fully developed work that stays true to its mission and articulated it well.

Rob Dixon Trio, with Charlie Hunter and Mike Clark – Coast To Crossroads (2018)

Rob Dixon Trio, with Charlie Hunter and Mike Clark – Coast To Crossroads (2018)

The Rob Dixon Trio’s ‘Coast To Crossroads’ is funk-jazz that’s the best because it comes from the best.

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