Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

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.

Ross Hammond – Adored (2012)

Sacramento, CA-based experimental guitarist Ross Hammond has been making records since 1999, and his latest one Adored features his Quartet of himself, Vinny Golia on saxophones, Alex Cline on drums and Steuart Liebig on electric bass.

Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Legends Live: Stuttgart, 1969 (2012)

Julian “Cannonball” Adderley is the undisputed leader on this date — the big-hearted, soul-lifting center of every song. But the proper focus here might just be on keyboardist Joe Zawinul

William A. Thompson/WATIV – Syntaxis (2012)

The Clash once had an album called Combat Rock, but William A. Thompson’s combat music called Baghdad Music Journal (2006) was hardly a figurative statement

New Music Monday: Cowboy Junkies, Papa Grows Funk, Steve Lehman, Tommy Bolin

Monday morning offers another chance to dig into the bounty of new music scheduled for release this week, a list topped by Cowboy Junkies, Justin Townes Earle, Papa Grows Funk, Steve Lehman and Tommy Bolin.

Tonbruket – Dig It To The End (2011)

They say nobody cares about album art, but art still sells. At least to me. It’s too small on CDs, everyone says, and when reduced down even further to iPod and iPhone size, it’s just a thumbnail.

Toots Thielemans – Yesterday and Today (2012)

On April 22, Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor “Toots” Thielemans turns 90 years old. Four weeks before that comes a look back on one of the richest and yet disregarded career in jazz music, Yesterday & Today.

New Standard Quintet – The Many Faces (2012)

New Standard Quintet lives up to its name, time and again, not by resurrecting age-old tracks but by trying to fashion its own rules for approaching original jazz music.

Juozas Milasius – Slow (2009)

This was a rare thing: an album of guitar music where the guitar isn’t really the point. Put a different way, it’s the ideas that are given the focus, not the chops.