Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

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.

Ross Hammond – Humanity Suite (2014)

Ross Hammond typically invests a lot into his recording projects, as we witnessed with instinctual rock-jazz excursions like 2012′s Adored and 2013′s Cathedrals.

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

When Wilco released the Ashes of American Flags DVD for Record Store Day in 2009, I finally “got” it.

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

With precious few recordings prior to his staggering, self-titled 1976 debut, Jaco Pastorius’ Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions is a set of demos that, for once, really do matter and matter a lot.

Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

The Nels Cline Singers’ identity has always been elusive thing to pin down, which is kind of the point of the band.

Medeski, Martin and Wood + Nels Cline – Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2 (2014)

Remember back in the late 90′s, when the then-little-known acid jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood got together with John Scofield and caused a funk-jazz commotion?

Daniel Rosenboom Quintet – Fire Keeper (2014)

We’ve firmly established a few things about Daniel Rosenboom from his Best of 2013 release Book of Omens: he’s a fearless composer, bandleader, and trumpet player who lunges headfirst into the frontiers of modern progressive jazz

Carl Weingarten – Life Under Stars (2014)

Carl Weingarten didn’t intend to follow-up his ensemble long player Panomorphia with another ensemble album but that’s how Life Under Stars — eight years in the making — turned out.

Mike Dillon – Band of Outsiders (2014)

Gonzo vibes man Mike Dillon is the secret weapon in whatever project he’s involved with, whether it’s Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny G’s or even Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Jamie Saft and Joe Morris – Plymouth (2014)

Out of the box thinkers Jamie Saft and Joe Morris combined forces last year for an update on the guttural, jam-rock aesthetic popular around the turn of the 70s.