jazz fusion

Michael League Is in a League of His Own with ‘So Many Me’

Michael League Is in a League of His Own with ‘So Many Me’

Michael League’s pop fusion So Many Me blends catchy hooks and conventional song forms with his characteristic jazz fusion harmonies and intricate grooves.

Graham Haynes vs Submerged Compelling Blend Jazz and Electronic on ‘Echolocation’

Graham Haynes vs Submerged Compelling Blend Jazz and Electronic on ‘Echolocation’

Graham Haynes vs Submerged’s Echolocation marries drum ‘n’ bass with jazz and stirs cyberpunk visions of electronic music with the work of Miles Davis.

David Crosby Reaches for Transcendence (and Groove) with ‘For Free’

David Crosby Reaches for Transcendence (and Groove) with ‘For Free’

As he approaches 80, David Crosby makes his best solo album, climaxing his late career with poignant lyrics, strong grooves, and jazz harmonies.

Melvin Gibbs Breathes New Life Into Protest Music on ‘4 + 1 Equals 5 for May 25’

Melvin Gibbs Breathes New Life Into Protest Music on ‘4 + 1 Equals 5 for May 25’

Long-time New York jazz sideman Melvin Gibbs breathes new life into protest music on the short but highly potent EP, 4 + 1 Equals 5 for May 25.

The Ever-Evolving Georgia Anne Muldrow’s ‘VWETO III’

The Ever-Evolving Georgia Anne Muldrow’s ‘VWETO III’

Georgia Anne Muldrow’s VWETO III is a 17-track clinic on creating rhythmic frameworks that wow you with their complexity and propel you into movement.

Black Midi’s ‘Cavalcade’ Is Spellbinding and Circuitous

Black Midi’s ‘Cavalcade’ Is Spellbinding and Circuitous

Black Midi’s Cavalcade displays superlative skills, fierce chemistry, and avant-garde vision, offering spellbinding performances while also falling prey to sonic tautologies and circuitousness.

The 11 Best Chick Corea Albums

The 11 Best Chick Corea Albums

Across 81 studio albums as a leader, another 25 live recordings as a leader, and then scores of albums as a sideman, Corea was an unerringly superb pianist, a thrilling soloist, a propulsive and sensitive accompanist, and a band member even though he was a superstar.

J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’ Pointed the Way to 21st Century Hop-Hop

J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’ Pointed the Way to 21st Century Hop-Hop

J Dilla's Welcome 2 Detroit announced where hip-hop could go in the 21st century. This reissue, expanded and spread over 12 seven-inch records, with a book that tells the whole story, reveals just how crucial an album it remains.

Jazz? Soul? A Bit of Both and Lots of Good Vibes on ‘I Told You So’

Jazz? Soul? A Bit of Both and Lots of Good Vibes on ‘I Told You So’

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio channel the organ soul-jazz of Jimmy Smith and Booker T. on their second LP, I Told You So.

Is Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’ a Tradition-Carrier or a Sellout?

Is Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’ a Tradition-Carrier or a Sellout?

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew does not sound like any mainstream popular music in the US from its time. What made this album different?

Dan Weiss Starebaby Blend Metal and Jazz on ‘Natural Selection’

Dan Weiss Starebaby Blend Metal and Jazz on ‘Natural Selection’

"New jazz" drummer Dan Weiss has composed varied landscapes for a band that use doom metal textures and delve into electronica, but just as often use acoustic piano and organic drumming to make complexity sound luscious.

Pianist Holly Bowling Discusses Grateful Dead, Jazz, and Jam Bands

Pianist Holly Bowling Discusses Grateful Dead, Jazz, and Jam Bands

Classically trained pianist Holly Bowling is releasing her latest recording of Grateful Dead songs in a few weeks. PopMatters catches up with the virtuoso to discuss the intersection of jazz and rock with classical technique.