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Garaj Mahal – More Mr. Nice Guy, plus a bonus from Fareed Haque! (2010)

Garaj Mahal – More Mr. Nice Guy, plus a bonus from Fareed Haque! (2010)

by Pico Right about a year and a half ago, jam band extraordinaire Garaj Mahal wowed us with their nimble, creative offering w00t, which made 2008’s “Best Of” list of fusion records, and contained a killer track I thought topped all other songs in the fusion jazz category. Now in their tenth year of existence, this quartet of jazz-rock-world musicRead More

Fareed Haque + The Flat Earth Ensemble – Flat Planet (2008)

Fareed Haque + The Flat Earth Ensemble – Flat Planet (2008)

by Pico Fareed Haque has become one difficult dude to ignore whenever you talk about fusion these days, including world fusion. He’s come up prominently in reviews of the latest by the Dixon-Rhyne Project and the jam band supergroup he helped to form, Garaj Mahal. Of Chilean and Pakistani descent, Haque is a complete master at both classical and jazzRead More

Garaj Mahal – w00t (2008)

Garaj Mahal – w00t (2008)

Photo: Susan J. Weiand by Pico With jazz fusion having been around for some forty years, now, it’s not so easy to be distinctive in that field anymore. Garaj Mahal manages to stick out, mainly due to massive chops by all four group members and a dizzying array of influences each group member brings to the table. Those influences getRead More

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