Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Derek Sherinian – Oceana (2011)

Derek Sherinian, known for his work both with Black Country Communion and Dream Theater, is a keyboardist. It’s worth repeating, under your breath, as the forthcoming guitar-heavy Oceana spins

Skip Heller – Homegoing (2002)

by Mark Saleski Artists deserving wider recognition. You see this kind of thing all the time in music polls. And do they ever gain wider recognition? Not usually.

Half Notes: Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble – A Fresh Take (2011)

Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble’s follow-up to last year’s Celebrations CD is also its predecessor. Let me explain. Marlow’s first Heritage Ensemble record, Making The Music Our Own (2006) was Marlow’s first stab at making a record of modern, multicultural takes on old Hebraic (Jewish) music. Since that album was recorded, the personnel has changed and the arrangements evolved. Thus, concludedRead More

One Track Mind: Alex Machacek, "Very Sad" (2011)

We’ve raved before about the thrilling pyrotechnic brilliance of Alex Machacek, one of the most exciting new voices in fusion guitar right now.

David S. Ware – Live in the World (2005)

by Mark Saleski There’s this notion in the world of sculpture that the artist is merely freeing the shape locked within the raw source material.

One Track Mind: Vincent Lyn, "Stolen Moments" (2011)

Pianist Vincent Lyn puts a groove into Oliver Nelson’s classic lead-off number from his Blues And The Abstract Truth masterwork.

Bill Frisell – Unspeakable (2005)

by Mark Saleski Big ears: usually a none-too-nice description of some poor kid on the elementary school playground. In the jazz world, “big ears” is a good thing.

Craig Taborn – Junk Magic (2004)

by Tom Johnson Another slab of envelope-pushing jazz from Craig Taborn, one that relies heavily on the strong improvisatory skills of the band backing his keyboards and piano.

Ben Tyree/BT3 – re:Vision (2010)

A couple of years back while covering a record by the whack jazz-funk-rock big band Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber I picked out Living Colour’s Vernon Reid’s contributions to the collective, but he wasn’t the only guitarist on there.

Half Notes: Teddy Presberg – Outcries From A Sea Of Red (2010)

Teddy Presberg is the kind of jazz guitarist whose greatest appeal likely to come from those music fans where the closest they come to jazz might be Booker T. And the MG’s, early Meters or Harvey Mandel: bluesy and soulful funk instrumentals. And to be sure, Presberg’s songs on Outcries From A Sea Of Red are heavier on the grooveRead More