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Stanley Clarke, Biréli Lagrène, Jean-Luc Ponty – D-Stringz (2015)

Stanley Clarke, Biréli Lagrène, Jean-Luc Ponty – D-Stringz (2015)

The magic we’ve heard from these virtuosos over all these years has been rekindled with the ‘D-Stringz’ project, and without the need to burn fossil fuels.

Paul McCartney, “Hey Hey” from Pipes of Peace (1983): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “Hey Hey” from Pipes of Peace (1983): One Track Mind

Stanley Clarke made a key assist on Paul McCartney’s ‘Pipes of Peace,’ released Oct. 31, 1983. He tells us why those sessions were among his favorites.

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

A welcome return to fusion, ‘Up’ finds Stanley Clarke going back to his genre-defying ways.

Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others: Gimme Five

Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others: Gimme Five

On Beck’s birthday, we select five examples of his frisky genius.

Gimme Five: Stanley Clarke, Steve Gadd, Steve Lukather, Dave Mason + Brian Ray celebrate Paul McCartney

Gimme Five: Stanley Clarke, Steve Gadd, Steve Lukather, Dave Mason + Brian Ray celebrate Paul McCartney

Collaborators from across his solo career talk about what McCartney has meant to them.

Movies: Stan Getz Quartet – Live At Montreux 1972 (2013)

Movies: Stan Getz Quartet – Live At Montreux 1972 (2013)

It seems that in the early seventies, many of the notable jazz musicians of the sixties went electric and dabbled in fusion.

Chick Corea – The Vigil (2013)

With song titles like “Galaxy 32 Star 4,” “Portals To Forever” and “Outside Of Space” and a CD cover of Chick Corea striking a Romantic Warrior pose, The Vigil looks to be a Return To Forever kind of Corea album.

Desert Island Discs: 1970s Fusion Edition

Turns out, this was one funky ship that ran ashore. Our latest Desert Island Disc lists focus on 1970s fusion, and top vote-getters included Herbie Hancock’s thunderously groove-filled 1973 triumph Head Hunters.

Lee Ritenour – Rhythm Sessions (2012)

“I love making albums!” declared super session guitar player Lee Ritenour, and he continues: “For me, creating a new project from beginning to end, is one of the most musically and spiritually rewarding things that I do in my life.”

Return to Forever – The Mothership Returns (2012)

Return to Forever, as Lenny White proudly told me, was a “jazz quartet on steroids” — with all of the muscular virtuosity and boisterous flourishes implied. Enter violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

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