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There are bands that specialize in the music of the Big Band era, Elvis Presley imitators, The Herbie Nichols Project, there’s even a Brooklyn band that plays only the song…
This group performs with high energy and enormous depth. Better to listen than to read, amen?The first three tracks, "Around the Bend," "Shifting Sands," and "Pursuit" w…
Larry Coryell is considered to be one of the pioneers and original innovators of jazz rock fusion. He got his start in the 60’s and continues to produce great and ground-br…
It’s hard to believe that this is Jean Luc Ponty’s first album in seven years. I was introduced to Ponty’s music in the early eighties while I was making my way around the …
In 2001 the Chicago Composers Project, a joint venture of the American Composers Forum and the Jazz Institute of Chicago, commissioned bassist Tatsu Aoki to compose a music…
In the 60s & early 70s, Jeff Beck was considered by many to be in the Rock Guitar Pantheon with Clapton, Page and Hendrix. Even before Jimi Hendrix, Beck established himsel…
A really fresh and satisfying fusion release from this family trio. Over forty years ago, brothers Hugo and Jorge Fattoruso were playing in street festivals in Uruguay. Tod…
Aways back, I reviewed in these (web)pages the HiM album Sworn Eyes - that album was a fine jazz-oriented dub/world music disc. Their latest, New Features, finds HiM moving…
This is a good enough CD for what it is. If you are a fan of guitar driven jazz fusion a la Joe Satriani and the like, it will appeal to you. If you aren't, it will do noth…
While Miles Davis didn't invent fusion, his groups of the late sixties and early seventies were certainly a major catalyst in the development of the style. Along with the t…