Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

One Track Mind: Santana, "Angelica Faith" (2012)

May 15, 2012 will be a day of celebration for Santana fans, and not just the ones who celebrate any new Santana release.

Half Notes: Ro Sham Beaux – Ro Sham Beaux (2012)

Sprung from classmates at the well-regarded New England Conservatory of Music, Ro Sham Beaux, est. 2009, is a Boston based band that, in a rarity for a fusion jazz ensemble, takes the “band” word seriously: they operate as a true cooperative.

New Music Monday: Dar Williams, Hank III, Donovan, the Grateful Dead, Lurrie Bell

Pull up a chair; there’s piping hot newness in store from the likes of Dar Williams, Duke Robillard, Hank Williams III, Jon Cleary and Lurrie Bell

One Track Mind: Andrew Swift, "Understanding" (2012)

Back in 1984 I purchased my first McCoy Tyner album, Dimensions, which was his current release at the time.

Amanda Ruzza – This Is What Happened (2012)

Amanda Ruzzo is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English. She’s also extremely fluent in bass guitar.

Eivind Opsvik – Overseas IV (2012)

Sometimes when it comes to listening to music, patience is a virtue… Imagine cueing up a record by a jazz bassist and being greeted with the ornate sounds of a timpani, harpsichord and bowed bass.

Flowtilla – Waves and Particles (2011)

Since its formation as the Len Paterson Trio in 2000, Bay Area funk-jazz outfit Flowtilla has been going against the grain when it comes to funk.

New Music Monday: Dr. John, Ian Anderson, Tab Benoit, James Taylor, David Sylvian

Another Monday, another teetering stack of new music goodness — just waiting to be tipped over, then rifled through.

Chad Wackerman – Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations (2012)

The title says it all here, as Chad Wackerman leads a crack group of musicians including ever-adventurous guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth through a complex and varied series of dynamics and tempos.

Forgotten series: Robert Wyatt – Comicopera (2007)

“Why would you listen to this?” The question must have travelled through nearly everyone’s mind at some point upon hearing some seemingly offensive bit of music.