Articles tagged jazz fusion

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Thunder of the Gods

Fifty years after their recording, we can finally hear some of Sun Ra's strangest and most complex compositions.

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Galactic and the Funky Meters Bring the Sound of New Orleans Back to the Warfield

One of the hardest working bands in showbiz over the past two decades, Galactic continues to tour relentlessly to carry the torch for the New Orleans funk pioneered by the original Meters in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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John Abercrombie Quartet: Up and Coming

The influential guitarist and his regular group produce a lovely follow-up recording that could use a dose of caffeine.

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3 Mar 2017 // 3:30 AM

Thundercat: Drunk

With Drunk, Thundercat has delivered a fascinatingly scattershot series of song fragments, snippets, and ideas perfectly suited to the increasingly limited, equally fragmented attention spans of modern listeners.

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Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tempo Dos Mestres

Awe-inspiring and all analog, Fabiano Do Nascimento fuses music and nature deep in the Amazon rainforest with enchanting results.

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Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart

Solo classical guitar from the ECM stalwart whose music is so beautiful that it can seem vanilla. But it isn't.

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Thundercat - “Show You The Way” (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)

Thundercat can take anything and make it sexy. Damn.

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Keith Jarrett: A Multitude of Angels

This newly-discovered box set captures the last gasp of Keith Jarrett's marathon concert phase.

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: The Space Age Is Here To Stay

Sun Ra soars into space on his latest album.

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John Scofield: Country For Old Men

The guitarist serves up some country tunes with a quartet of old friends. But he is reliably swinging on everything.

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Seeking, Salvation and the First Vibration: Moon Hooch Returns With ‘Red Sky’

Moon Hooch performs music you can dance to but there's something much deeper there. "Music has basically been my personal savior", says Mike Wilbur, "I worship it."

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Edgar Winter: The Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection features the big singles, the lost classics, and so many more facets to the Edgar Winter tale that time has mostly forgotten.

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Esperanza Spalding: Emily’s D+Evolution

The jazz singer and bassist -- and former Grammy "Best New Artist" -- has created a beyond category masterpiece that sounds better than if Joni Mitchell hired Living Colour as her band and then grafted it all onto a hip-hop sensibility of sorts.

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Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981

This comprehensive live set moves back and forth in time, and between quintet and quartet line-ups. The comparisons make for fascinating listening, and suggest that maybe the jazz fusion band is actually more genre defying than defining.

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Frank Zappa and the Mothers: Roxy the Movie

Frank Zappa’s long-requested Roxy shows final see the legitimate light of day in this new DVD/CD release.

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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 // 2:20 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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