Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Mykeljon and Groovexpress – Ukrainian Doll (2014)

Mykeljon and Groovexpress – Ukrainian Doll (2014)

There’s almost nothing they can’t do, as this project so amply shows.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”

One Track Mind: Mats/Morgan, “Rubber Sky” (2014)

One Track Mind: Mats/Morgan, “Rubber Sky” (2014)

“Rubber Sky” is an example of this wonderful trait of Mats/Morgan, who merrily obliterate fences put up in music not just across genres, but across age groups as well.

Ken Husbands Trio – Keepin’ It Going (2014)

Ken Husbands Trio – Keepin’ It Going (2014)

Covering a wide expanse of moods but maintaining the same airy feeling, Ken Husbands’ “Keepin’ It Going” is trio date that has a little something for most tastes of jazz wrapped into a tidy, funky little trio.

fo/mo/deep – The Groovy Goodness (2014)

fo/mo/deep – The Groovy Goodness (2014)

Fresh from the fusion triumph of A Beautiful Bang, Columbus, Ohio’s fo/mo/deep is poised to take listeners on another funky ride through the fun side of jazz.

Richard Pinhas and Oren Ambarchi – Tikkun (2014)

Richard Pinhas and Oren Ambarchi – Tikkun (2014)

These three extended pieces take minimalism to exotic – and redemptive – places

Joel Harrison – Mother Stump (2014)

Joel Harrison – Mother Stump (2014)

‘Mother Stump’ covers a lot of ground, with Harrison’s blues-inflected progressive jazz guitar as your guide.

Tohpati, with Jimmy Haslip and Chad Wackerman – Tribal Dance (2014)

Tohpati, with Jimmy Haslip and Chad Wackerman – Tribal Dance (2014)

Impossibly labyrinthine but appealing harmonies combine here with a high level of acumen.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Are You Going With Me?” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Are You Going With Me?” (1981)

This song has become The Anthem at live shows.

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck, “Why Give It Away” from Yosogai (2014)

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck, “Why Give It Away” from Yosogai (2014)

The first thing that grabs ya’ about this new Jeff Beck tune is the gigantic groove Beck establishes from the get-go, and a soaring lead that brings this too-brief three minute funk-rock excursion to its end.