Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Les McCann – Invitation to Openness (1972; 2015 reissue)

Les McCann – Invitation to Openness (1972; 2015 reissue)

Les McCann’s free-form soul-jazz experiment ‘Invitation to Openness’ is the sound of someone loosing himself from the bonds of expectation.

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis sideman Lenny White talks about recording the groundbreaking, genre-shattering ‘Bitches Brew,’ released in April of 1970.

Donny McCaslin – Fast Future (2015)

Donny McCaslin – Fast Future (2015)

Donny McCaslin’s ‘Fast Future’ manages to be original, adventurous and engaging all at once, making this one of his very best efforts to date.

Jeff Oster, featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey + Bernard Purdie – next (2015)

Jeff Oster, featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey + Bernard Purdie – next (2015)

Here is a review of trumpeter Jeff Oster’s new groove-laden new age release ‘next’, featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey and Bernard Purdie.

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Here is a review of the Greg Ward/Caleb Willitz experimental Gaps & Space project ‘Synoptic Optiks.’ Once again, Greg Ward finds another way to defy not only expectations but discourage the very notion of setting expectations on him in the first place.

Vahagn Stepanyan – Moonlight (2015)

Vahagn Stepanyan – Moonlight (2015)

‘Moonlight’ covers a lot ground musically, yet Armenian-born keyboardist Vahagn Stepanyan manages to hit the mark with each song.

Dave Douglas and High Risk + Shigeto, “Molten Sunset” (2015): One Track Mind

Dave Douglas and High Risk + Shigeto, “Molten Sunset” (2015): One Track Mind

A new collaboration with DJ Shigeto represents the lastest musical twist in an intriguing journey filled with them for trumpeter Dave Douglas.

Marc Cary – Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2015)

Marc Cary – Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2015)

Here’s a review of Marc Cary’s next album, the eclectic/electric ‘Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2,’ a multi-ethnic fusion affair that reveals the Fender Rhodes’ possibilities.

Spin Marvel featuring Nils Petter Molvær – Infolding (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Infolding,’ an explosive techno-jazz record by Martin France-led Spin Marvel featuring trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær.

Dewa Budjana – Hasta Karma (2015)

Here’s a review of Indonesian guitar whiz Dewa Budjana’s new MoonJune release ‘Hasta Karma,’ featuring the elite Pat Metheny rhythm section of Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams.