Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Dennis Haklar, with Larry Coryell and Jon Anderson – Lizard's Tale (2012)

You come in expecting modern-day melding of fusion and prog that recalls the 1970s glories of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever and Eleventh House.

Hot Club of Detroit – Junction (2012)

Jon Irabagon adds a series of new twists, turns and new ideas to the fourth album from Hot Club of Detroit. His arrival, however, signals a period significant change for the Django-inspired gypsy jazz group.

Claudio Scolari Project with Daniele Cavalca and Simone Scolari – Synthesis (2012)

When Italian drummer Claudio Scolari decided to record his fifth album Colors of Red Island, he was taking a risk by having Daniele Cavalca perform on this album, not because there was any question about Cavalca’s musicianship

'Miles really affected me': Marcus Miller talks about Davis' towering influence

Bassist Marcus Miller’s newest release, Renaissance, directly references his time as a member of the Miles Davis band in the 1980s

Janel and Anthony – Where Is Home (2012)

When it comes to boy/girl musical acts, there’s nothing typical at all about Washington, D.C.-based duo Janel & Anthony. They don’t sing, they don’t play jazz, they sure as hell don’t play pop

Daren Burns, with Wadada Leo Smith – Fear is not the Natural State of Civilized People (2012)

Daren Burns teaches bass, piano, music theory and composition at Verde Valley School out of Sedona, Arizona.

Marcus Miller – Renaissance (2012)

A couple of years ago when bassist/composer/bandleader Marcus Miller revisited Miles Davis’ Tutu, a late-period Miles album that was essentially a Marcus Miller album with Miles as the primary lead voice, Miller was revisiting himself, too.

Melvin Taylor – Beyond The Burning Guitar (2010, 2012 reissue)

About a dozen or so years ago when I first came across the impossibly great blues guitarist Melvin Taylor, I noticed how much his guitar playing owes to jazz and particularly George Benson

Avi Granite’s Verse – Snow Umbrellas (2012)

Born in Toronto, living in Brooklyn (where, it seems, all the good musicians aspire to call home), jazz guitar specialist Avi Granite has recently put forth Snow Umbrellas.

Jan Garbarek – Dansere ECM Box Set (2012)

With the possible exception of his one-time employer Keith Jarrett, there’s no other musician who epitomizes ECM Records more than the saxophonist from Norway, Jan Garbarek.