Articles tagged jazz fusion

Shining: International Blackjazz Society

Shining continue to thrill with their latest studio LP, even if their playbook is more predictable this time around.

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Jeff Lorber Fusion: Step It Up

The latest in a series of top-notch recordings from the reactivated fusion unit is funkier than you think.

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Widespread Panic: Street Dogs

This first studio effort in five years captures Widespread Panic doing what they do best: playing live.

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John McLaughlin: Black Light

One year after releasing a ferocious live album, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension return to the studio for a more varied style of jazz fusion.

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15 Jul 2015 // 1:20 AM

Galactic: Into the Deep

When Galactic explores the deep, it's the places we all found before, explored, had a little fun with, left, and sort of forgot about for a while.

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6 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia

Bassist/composer Marcus Miller delivers a tour de force with his latest, a hybridization of African and Western styles that finds the similarities in the differences of each.

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24 Apr 2015 // 1:02 AM

Steve Howe: Anthology

Anthology serves its purpose -- that is, to compile Howe’s solo stock and spotlight him outside the confines of his day job.

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Beth Hart: Better Than Home

On Better than Home Beth Hart delivers a veritable tour-de-force that highlights her remarkable prowess as both a singer and songwriter.

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Gavin Harrison: Cheating the Polygraph

The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.

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Jaco Pastorius: Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.

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Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood: Juice

The jazz trio, supplemented by frequent partner John Scofield, put out another appealing blend of jazz and groove music -- a flavorful if somewhat slight version of what they do best.

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Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age!

Space Cadet Frisell requests permission to come aboard.

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The New Mastersounds @ The Hideout - San Diego - 1 October 2014

The New Mastersounds are sort of like a hybrid strain of cannabis. The music has an uplifting effect, yet one that’s blended with a relaxed vibe.

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.

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Jazz giant Chick Corea tours with his classic fusion group for the first time in 25 years

Why has it taken, um, forever, for jazz-rock fusion masters Return to Forever to reunite? It’s been 25 years—which is like forever in the

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//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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