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Aditya Nain
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:37 am    Post subject: Jazz Fusion recordings. Reply with quote

hey everyone...
i'm into a lot jazz fusion. living in India, i can't get access to a lotta material. the only means of getting "rare" old old recordings apart from the main stream material is from friends. beg is borrow!!!
it would be great if you could share your thoughts on various jazz fusion recordings. various jazz-rock material etc.
coming from india, i'm more aware of the Jazz-India classical scene.of course pioneered to some extent by john mclaughlin's "shakti".
would be great to aqire new info and insight into this topic.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the first names that come to mind when it comes to fusion are Al DiMeola and Allan Holdsworth. Others might think of McLaughlin, Jean Luc Ponty, or Scott Henderson. Vital Information, Bella Fleck and the Flecktones, and Tribal Tech are great fusion bands. And, there's always Vital Tech Tones which features members from all three.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey wes...
yeah it is helpful...!
i like Al Di Meola's "splendido hotel" a lot!
have also listened to a bit of bella fleck...and will listen to more of the flecktones shortly...
will give scott henderson a listen and jean luc ponty...if i can get hold of any of their recordings...well shouldn't be that difficult...
i loved billy cobham's "spectrum"!!!
doesn't necessarily have to be guitarists only. could be anything...would be great...!

thank a lot...!

Aditya Nain
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aditya Nain wrote:
hey wes...
yeah it is helpful...!
i like Al Di Meola's "splendido hotel" a lot!
have also listened to a bit of bella fleck...and will listen to more of the flecktones shortly...
will give scott henderson a listen and jean luc ponty...if i can get hold of any of their recordings...well shouldn't be that difficult...
i loved billy cobham's "spectrum"!!!
doesn't necessarily have to be guitarists only. could be anything...would be great...!

thank a lot...!

Aditya Nain
Anytime. Jean Luc Ponty is a violinist but his bands have featured Allan Holdsworth and Scott Henderson. And, if you liked Splendito Hotel, you'll love Elegant Gypsy and Casino. Don't forget Return To Forever either. First fusion supergroup featuring Chick Corea, Al DiMeola, and Stanley Clarke.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and stop by http://www.fusiongroovin.com/ for today's up and comers. Some really incredible stuff like Planet X featuring Tony MacAlpine.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Jazz Fusion recordings. Reply with quote

Aditya Nain wrote:
hey everyone...
i'm into a lot jazz fusion. living in India, i can't get access to a lotta material. the only means of getting "rare" old old recordings apart from the main stream material is from friends. beg is borrow!!!
it would be great if you could share your thoughts on various jazz fusion recordings. various jazz-rock material etc.
coming from india, i'm more aware of the Jazz-India classical scene.of course pioneered to some extent by john mclaughlin's "shakti".
would be great to aqire new info and insight into this topic.

Aditya Nain


medeski, martin, and wood
chicago underground
isotope 217
HiM
robotobibok
AGD
Tortoise
Vandermark 5
Charlie Hunter

those should be somewhat of a good refernce of newer material...

otherwise
electric miles.....69 and on...(bitches brew ....)
thelonius monk
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Roscoe Mitchell
Fred Anderson

hope that helps some.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and we can't forget one of the greats in fusion: Miles Davis!!!
Granted, not all of his albums were "fusion" by any means, but the few albums he did record in that style are excellent. Check out: "On the Corner", "Big Fun", "Bitches Brew", and "Live-Evil". I'm sure some of you fellow fusion listeners out there could name some other of Davis's fusion albums as well.

Also, Herbie Hancock. In my mind, he is the BEST when it comes to funky fusion. Of course, there's the standard "Headhunters" album, but I believe that "Man Child" and "Thrust" far out-do "Headhunters".

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no doubt. miles basically invented fusion.

how about weather report? their music would also closely tie in with that of jaco pastorius.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With all due respect to Miles, does anyone remember Gary Burton? And since this is a jazz guitar forum, how about Larry Coryell? The first guy I ever heard who came from a jazz background but played Rock & Roll as passionately and believably as any of the 60's legends--exception: Hendrix, who was a universe unto himself. In fact Jimi and Larry knew each other in Seattle in the early 60's from all acounts and were mutual admirers. I guess I'm starting to feel old...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you give some examples of fusion tunes gary has played? i've heard some different stuff from him, like the record "reunion" maybe, but nothing that struck me as "fusion."
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The absulte classics/essentials are
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew era, Return to Forever and Chick Corea,Weather Report (Heavy weather is the benchmark), Mahavishnu (Inner Mounting Flame/Birds of Fire)
But now check out;
Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Scott Henderson with Tribal Tech, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea electric Band, and more
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me as far as all time classics and guitar playing, Last Night by Larry Carlton is an amazing musical inspiration. A fusion of blues and jazz, expressive individual and band dynamics and great sound, tone and mood.

For recent great albums Up all Night by John Scofield is fascinatingly different and going new places. Greater focus on rythms and group dynamics than individualitic 'blowing' guitar. When I first listened to it I thought yeah thats a great try at something different. Now after listening to it solid for 9 months I think, wow what a musical escape.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good suggestions above.
I'd like to add a couple of more electronica influenced records:
Ejvind Aarset: Electronique Noire. The first cut in particular is a masterpiece.
Erik Truffaz: Mantis. More of a drum and bass influence, but cool guitar textures and noise
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply to Fusion Reply with quote

Mahavishnu Orchestra is an incredible fusion group. Mcglaughlin is sensational and Billy Colbham is just insane. Check out "The Inter Mounting Flame"!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Broiling Fusion Reply with quote

Yo man

To serve fusion, you need ingredients! for a drummer, I suggest Bill Bruford. Why? Listen to Yes' "Close to the Edge", and then check out his eponoymous(love that word) "One of a Kind" with Holdsworth, Jeff Berlin and the keyboardist from National Health. This was recorded in 1979 and was their 2nd album. Bruford played rock while studying jazz, weraing out the Blue Note records from the '60's. He moved into King Crimson and then on into Ghana drumming yada yada yada. I watched Bruford with and without Holdsworth and watching him ride herd over that band of Mad Scientists was as thrilling as it gets. Hell's Bells!

Check Mahavishnu's "between Nothingness and Eternity". John McLaughlin "gets" Coltrane and channels the "Love Supreme" being like none other-FUSION!! Billy Cobham pushes these MF's HARD! Come on-Al DiMeola is fantastic, but the fact is he is a notch below these guys is proof of how good this stuff was back in the day. Shocked
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