Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

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.

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.