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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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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 …
Blown Fuse is a fantastic release with hot creativity almost reaching overload mode through each of the ten compositions! Bassist Lucas Pickford and veteran fusion keyboard…
Bill Laswell helped Herbie Hancock (see also U0104) with his "Rockit"breakthrough some twenty years ago. And the Material man is heavily presenthere as well, as co-producer…
Brazilian electric guitarist Miguel Mega’s CD Coastline is his third solo effort. The recording combines elements of Latin, rock and jazz music into an electrifying …
Guitarist Joel Newton’s self-produced One showcases an adventurous guitarist with chops to spare. Based out of New York, he and his band One re-invent the early jazz…
The first time I picked up Strange & Wonderful, I knew the experience would be a unique one. The group's name sounded like something out of the realm of normality by…
Any Jazz musician will tell you that playing Fusion is risky business, as blending styles and sounds together can create just as much cacophony as harmony. The trick is to …
Guitarist John Scofield is one of the few musicians whose sound has remained distinctive even as he’s moved forward and grown. Over the decades, he’s honed a style that doe…
There are many, many bands doing Klezmer these days - Klezmer, of course, being that maverick-by-default fusion-music that wedded/weds jazz and Hebraic/Yiddish folk music o…