Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Thank You Scientist – Maps of Non-Existent Places (2012; 2014 reissue)

Thank You Scientist – Maps of Non-Existent Places (2012; 2014 reissue)

Thank You Scientist more than deserves a second audition; don’t miss out this time.

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.

Medeski Scofield Martin Wood – Juice (2014)

Medeski Scofield Martin Wood – Juice (2014)

A prominent acid-jazz trio and an elite guitarist discover each other all over again.

Ben Tyree – BT3: Burn It! LIVE (2014)

Ben Tyree – BT3: Burn It! LIVE (2014)

Live in front of an audience is how this music demands to be played, if the musicians are good enough. Ben Tyree and BT3 are way more than ‘good enough.’

Vinnie Sperrazza – Apocryphal (2014)

Vinnie Sperrazza – Apocryphal (2014)

Yes, ‘Apocryphal’ is ethereal, an adjective that might be overused a tad, but it’s all about the way Vinnie Sperrazza and his three accomplices give the music that quality. It puts Sperrazza’s formal debut in a far corner of jazz that’s rarely occupied with so much moxie.

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

‘The Where’ is a solid step up from a level that was already high. No one should think jazz is stuck on neutral after listening to this trio, and one senses that they are just getting started.

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

‘Over The Honeymoon’ glows as much as it grooves.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, “Betamax” from Worker (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, “Betamax” from Worker (2014)

Reconciling the icy precision of electronic music with the immediacy of fusion.

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Every song finds a different way to soothe, groove and satisfy the soul. Blades and his badassed organ trio never seem to run out of ideas.

Interstatic – Arise (2014)

Interstatic – Arise (2014)

The rougher edges of the guttural ‘Arise’ revisits the period when jazz and rock collisions created explosive music and rekindles the old magic with new vigor.