Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II is a jazz saxophonist you should get very familiar with, especially once his debut album Akuma hits the streets on February 11. You don’t have to remember that name though, “Sly 5th Ave” will work just fine.
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Ensemble, Et Al. is a four-piece band that could have just as easily been named “Percussion, Unlimited” for its makeup of all-percussive instruments: marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, drums, Indian cowbells and Tibetan Bowls.
The West Coast ensemble The Ocular Concern meekly touts their product as “Music for the Curious Listener,” but that belies a whole lot of adventure contained within their songs.
When I sized up the best fusion jazz discs of 2013 at mid-year, I came up with ten I really liked a lot.
There aren’t a whole lot of guitarists who can claim fitting in with big names as diverse as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Smith and Bobby Hutcherson, but super sideman Calvin Keys has been there, done that.
As we — or me, anyway — await the first full album by one of New Orleans’ best-kept secrets of late, The Nth Power continues to tantalize.
In twenty years as a bass player who’s equally proficient on both the standup and electric, Aaron Germain has played in bands performing virtually every kind of music from every corner of the world
They gathered for five days at this countryside studio in Finland, plugging in and recording whatever happened.
Danny Gottlieb tosses in a quick drum lick before the introductory chord sequence takes off. For just a few bars, there’s a chance that the non-stop energy of (Cross the) Heartland will be maintained.
The Indonesian fusion scene is one of the great under noticed modern music developments currently going on in the world.