Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Ferenc Nemeth and Attila Laszlo [featuring the Yellowjackets’ Jimmy Haslip + Russell Ferrante] – Bridges of Souls (2014)

Ferenc Nemeth and Attila Laszlo [featuring the Yellowjackets’ Jimmy Haslip + Russell Ferrante] – Bridges of Souls (2014)

Here’s a review of ‘Bridges of Souls,’ a tasteful fusion excursion from Hungarian drum ace Ferenc Nemeth and Hugarian guitar ace Attila Laszlo.

Throttle Elevator Music – Area J (2014)

Throttle Elevator Music – Area J (2014)

Powered by the garage jazz-rock songs of Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery with the brash saxophone stylings of Kamasi Washington, Throttle Elevator Music is back with a second helping.

Ross Hammond + Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)

Ross Hammond + Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)

We review ‘Blues and Daily News’ by Ross Hammond and Grant Calvin Weston, a creative guitar/drums improv record.

Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin + Jon Durant) – Etymology (2014)

Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin + Jon Durant) – Etymology (2014)

‘Etymology’ by Burnt Belief, featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin and Jon Durant, is as good as you can get with downtempo music.

Rob Mazurek + Black Cube SP – Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost (2014)

Rob Mazurek + Black Cube SP – Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost (2014)

Rob Mazurek pours his heart out with a very sympathetic squad from Brazil for this paean to his mother.

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – Worker (2014)

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – Worker (2014)

A thinking man’s garage band, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey unveils ‘Worker,’ suggesting that at twenty years old, this endeavor is nowhere near the end.

Anthony Pirog Trio – Palo Colorado Dream (2014)

Anthony Pirog Trio – Palo Colorado Dream (2014)

A record that’s equally capable of enchanting you and pummeling you with many shades of aura in between, ‘Palo Colorado Dream’ catapults Anthony Pirog into the corps of elite experimental guitarists.

Beat Funktion – Mandy’s Secret (2014)

Beat Funktion – Mandy’s Secret (2014)

‘Mandy’s Secret’ is a fine entry point into this fundamentally solid, funky jazz ensemble from Sweden, Beat Funktion.

Dylan Ryan Sand – Circa (2014)

Though Dylan Ryan Sand is a small band, they create a big sound; though the songs are short, they’re complete musical statements. ‘Circa’ makes a lot out of a little.

Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal (2014)

Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal (2014)

‘The Signal’ is bold, personal and completely lucid audio art from Elizabeth Shepherd. It wouldn’t be overstating it at all to assert that this is the most important vocal jazz record of 2014.