Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Kalle Kalima and K-18 – Out To Lynch (2012)

Kalle Kalima and K-18 – Out To Lynch (2012)

An album applying some of the Eric Dolphy conception of out-jazz to the cinematic creepiness of David Lynch’s classic films can only be rightfully called Out To Lynch, right?

‘Intense music being played by very cool people’: Billy Sherwood takes us inside The Fusion Syndicate

‘Intense music being played by very cool people’: Billy Sherwood takes us inside The Fusion Syndicate

The forthcoming Fusion Syndicate finds Yes alum Billy Sherwood exploring his lesser-known passion for free-form instrumental sounds associated with Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever.

Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion Project DVD (2012)

After seeing Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion concert, I had this frustrating feeling of wanting to more accurately convey what that experience felt like.

Ron Miles, with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade – Quiver (Live) (2012)

Ron Miles, without making a bunch of loud, weird noises, has become one of the most eloquently unique trumpet players of the last twenty years.

Jake Playmo – My Favorite Toys (2007, 2012 reissue)

If you were standing at the intersection of electronica, jazz and kraut rock, you’d be bound to bump into Jake Playmo and his Das Böse Ding band.

Donny McCaslin – Casting For Gravity (2012)

Donny McCaslin – Casting For Gravity (2012)

Perpetual Motion was Donny McCaslin’s big change of direction record, one which brought him a bevy of accolades last year, and rightly so, for a successful transition from the acoustic format to one that intelligently blends acoustic with electronic sonorities.

São Paulo Underground – Tres Cabeças Loucuras (2011)

When Chicago-based trumpeter/cornetist Rob Mazurek decided to dig deeper and absorb the rich and festive melodies of Brazilian music, he didn’t do so by merely listening to a bunch of Jobim records

Steve Gadd on ‘Aja,’ ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,’ ‘Take It Away,’ others: Gimme Five

Steve Gadd takes us inside mythical sessions with Paul Simon, Paul McCartney and Steely Dan.

Desert Island Discs: 1970s Fusion Edition

Turns out, this was one funky ship that ran ashore. Our latest Desert Island Disc lists focus on 1970s fusion, and top vote-getters included Herbie Hancock’s thunderously groove-filled 1973 triumph Head Hunters.

Animation – Transparent Heart (2012)

Coming off of not one but two albums of the same live concert performing the songs of Bitches Brew, Bob Belden decided to wipe the slate clean on his exciting, hard-hitting fusion band Animation and turn inward for inspiration.