Post Tagged with: "Fusion Jazz"

Spectrum Road – Spectrum Road (2012)

Spectrum Road – Spectrum Road (2012)

Fusion jazz is a music form where there’s been very little out there truly fresh and new for a long while. Spectrum Road changes that.

Steve Smith and Vital Information – Live! One Great Night (2012)

Steve Smith, like Paul McCartney, has a solo career that’s way more extensive than the higher profile rock band he belonged to for a relatively short period of time, but he’ll always be known as that Journey drummer

Chad Wackerman on the legacy of Frank Zappa, and a stirring new jazz-rock project

May 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of drummer Chad Wackerman’s studio debut with Frank Zappa on Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. Wackerman would eventually appear on some two dozen Zappa recordings

Half Notes: Tim Carey – Room 114 (2012)

Seattle-based Tim Carey is a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, composer and member of the zany sextet Reptet, a delightful outlaw jazz troupe I stumbled upon a few years back

New Music Monday: Santana, Ryan Shaw, Pantera, Willie Nelson, Dizzy and Bird

Looks like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays. Time to dig into some new music, then!

Choban Elektrik – Choban Elektrik (2012)

Imagine if in the mountainous region of Albania or southern Yugoslavia during the Communist ruled days of the 1970s, the sons of sheep herders clandestinely tuned in to rock radio from the other side of the Iron Curtain

Mole – What Is The Meaning? (2012)

The keyboardist is a Mexican expatriate living in Prague, the drummer is an Argentinian expatriate living in Mexico, the acoustic bassist is a Mexican still in Mexico and the guitarist is a guy from New York.

Vernon Reid, of Spectrum Road and Living Colour: Something Else! Interview

Vernon Reid, of Spectrum Road and Living Colour: Something Else! Interview

Founding Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid is playing a different tune these days – a hard-driving jazz-rock tune alongside an all-star cast of Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana.

David Fiuczynski – Planet Microjam (2012)

One surefire way to know if your ears are trained to listen to European-derived music forms is to listen to microtonal music for even just a few seconds. If it strikes you as exotic and weird, then you are most attuned to Western style music

Jazz Punks – Smashups (2012)

The L.A.-based quintet Jazz Punks’ thing is to create jarring music by mashing up classic songs of straight ahead jazz with diametrically opposed classic songs of rock.