Jazz Fusion Playlist

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  1. Cactus Bob

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    The Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Between Nothingness & Eternity
    Columbia, 1973

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  2. Acoustic Alchemy - The Beautiful Game

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    Iceberg - 1977 - Sentiments
    Any fans of this amazing band from Spain
    Fits into the Return to Forever/Mahavishnu/Eleventh House style perfectly.
    This is a classic, they have 5 albums total, 4 studio and 1 live, all are essential, given the contributions of guitarist Joaquín "Max" Sunyer, and keyboard virtuoso - José "Kitflus" Mas.
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    Tony Williams Lifetime
    Polydor, 1971

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    The New Tony Williams Lifetime
    Columbia, 1975

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    Weather Report ~ Mysterious Traveller
    Columbia, 1974

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    Cucumber Slumber . . . a Weather Report favorite.

     

     

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    Horacee Arnold - 1974 - Tales of the Exonerated Flea
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  8. Keiko Matsui - Under Northern Lights

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    Resonance Vox - 1993 - st
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    Kazumi Watanabe-Guitar/Synths
    Vagabone Suzuki-Electric Bass
    Rikiya Higashihara-Pearl Drums
    Tomohiro Yahiro-Percussion
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  10. Michael Franks - Time Together

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    Picked up a couple Allan Holdsworth albums,
    Copies of his Sand and Secrets solo albums (both opened but still in shrink) to add to his collection.
    I still don't understand fully *what the heck he's doing, but I dig it/find it fascinating to put on and listen to.
    What a mind/approach to the instrument that guy had.
    I'm beginning to even appreciate the synth axe stuff a little more, but his guitar playing will always be where it was truly at for this listener.
    *Link to an explanation in music theory terms his whole tone half tone diminished scale

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    Caldera - 1977 - Sky Islands
    Oft overlooked band from the mid 70's, they are a perfect combination of Weather Report ethnofusion thanks in large part to Eduardo Del Barrio' keyboards, and the percussion ensemble of Mike Baiano Azevedo, Carlos Vega, Hector Andrade, Steve Barrios Jr. Ray Armando, and Return to Forever for the contributions of guitar Maestro Jorge Strunz, who has a sizzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitar. Not to be overlooked is sax/flautist - Steve Tavaglione, who rates as one of the tastiest and fiery players these ears have ever heard. This is an extremely talented band, and was given the best accomodations for their creativy by the record labels of the day.
    A solid recording both performance, compostionally and recording quality.Finally re-released on cd with remastering in 2011.
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  13. Excellent synopsis, MJB1959. I've played the albums you posted until I got sick of them... And then I played them some more. They are one of those "there but not quite there" acts in regard to celebrity that end up becoming an underground treasure. No, they didn't receive the same acclaim as Weather Report, Mahavishnu, Return to Forever and others of the genre, but their music sounds just as good to my ear. Of their four releases, my favorites are Caldera, Sky Islands, and Time and Chance. I tried to force the issue with 1979's Dreamer, but it simply didn't jibe with me. Excellent albums from an excellent band.
     
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    Happy Fusion Friday! I'm starting mine off with this classic.

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    Miles Davis ~ Big Fun
    Columbia, 1974

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    John Scofield ~ Blue Matter
    Gramavision, 1987

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    I remember when Lifetime came to town. We were all so excited to see Holdsworth and of course Tony.
    The show was at Dooley’s. Not sure what it’s called now. Anyway, Tony was there, but the band was a bunch of guys that he had picked up on the road. There were two guitarists, I don’t remember who any of the players were. One of the guitarists was a fusion guy and very good but NOT Holdsworth. The other guy was obviously a rocker who was struggling to keep up but earned points for a good attitude. Overall, very disappointed in the whole show. It was obvious Tony was not happy with things. Never did hear any of the back story of what happened. Just probably one of the weirdest shows I have ever seen.
     
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    Great story Jim! I would have loved to have seen Lifetime and somehow missed out. I'm surprised they made it out here back then.
     

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