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What most impresses the listener to Personae by the trio of Jonas Helborg, Shawn Lane and Jeff Sipe is the incredible technical chops these three musicians possess. …
Guitarist Nels Cline has played in jazz contexts (Julius Hemphill, Tim Berne, Gregg Bendian) and rock contexts (Mike Watt, Geraldine Fibbers), but nothing (well, almost not…
Some listeners/readers familiar with less-commercial variants on what’s come to be know as "alternative rock" (a phrase about as useful these days as "progressive jazz," as…
For those that think that quality/creative fusion is a thing of the past, here your wake-up call. To be sure, this dobro-playing Jerry Douglas guy represents the acoustic s…
I recognized the names, Henry Mancini and Charlie "Bird" Parker. I figured that because this band was a jazz oriented unit that they took those two well known names and put…
Third Level is an interesting fusion of styles; incorporating oncontemporary and commercial jazz and instrumental rock, Blue Ginger putsforth an enjoyable sampling ofcompos…
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Soft Machine were one of the MOST ORIGINAL AND UNDERRATED of the bands from the "golden age" of Fusion (1969-74), only not that m…
Curlew are one of those darn-near unclassifiable bands: part art/prog-rock, part-fusion jazz, part avant-garde jazz, with over/undertones of 20th century classical/notated …
PERSONAE is a vital, energetic blend of fusion with contemporary jazz. It features the artistry of composer Jonas Hellborg on bass, accompanied by Shawn Lane on guitar and …
08.01.2002

Arkham by Arkham

Published in Fusion - CD Reviews
The 70s (and the late 60s) were a time when "fusion" was NOT a commercially accepted genre/classification. In many ways, fusion was just as distrusted and reviled as bebop …