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Allan Holdsworth – Velvet Darkness (1976) {Epic}

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Allan Holdsworth – Velvet Darkness (1976) {Epic}

Allan Holdsworth – Velvet Darkness (1976) {Epic}
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Genre: Fusion

This debut solo release by Allan Holdsworth has an "in the raw," coarsely presented, jam-session quality complete with warts and all, as well as real gems of jazz fusion shining through. This is the 1990 CD that was digitally remastered from the original analog tapes (AAD/ADD). Tracks 9-13 did not appear on the 1976 CTI vinyl release.

El Portal - New Trophy (2012) {CamJazz}

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El Portal - New Trophy (2012) {CamJazz}

El Portal - New Trophy (2012) {CamJazz}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

El Portal comes from Miami, and they took their name from a suburb of 2,500 inhabitants. It's a quintet formed by Nolan Lem on saxophone (all of the pieces were written by him), Rainer Davies on electric guitar, Paul Bedal on Fender Rhodes, Joe Rehmer on bass and Dion Keith Kerr IV on drums. It was in the autumn of 2006 when the five musicians found themselves hiding out in the same house for days from the violent Hurricane Katrina. They made a pact that, if all of them escaped unharmed, they would found a jazz band together.

Joe Zawinul - Absolute Zawinul (2009) {Intuition} [Enhanced CD]

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Joe Zawinul - Absolute Zawinul (2009) {Intuition} [Enhanced CD]

Absolute Ensemble Featuring Joe Zawinul - Absolute Zawinul (2009) {Intuition}
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Genre: Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

Last Joe Zawinul album recorded before he passed away in 2007. Musically all release is based in Zawinul's post-Weather Report music,played with Absolute Ensemble, conducted by Estonian director Kristjan Jarvi.It's interesting, that two members of one of most current Zawinul band's (Zawinul Syndicate) are participated on recordings as well (Congolese vocalist Sabine Kabongo and the Mauritius-born bassist Linley Marthe).

Brian Bromberg - Jaco (2002) {A440}

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Brian Bromberg - Jaco (2002) {A440}

Brian Bromberg - Jaco (2002) {A440}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

This is a logical tribute album from one great bassist (Brian Bromberg) to another (Jaco Pastorius). The front of the CD purposely resembles Pastorius' debut recording and the program features six Pastorius songs (including two versions apiece of "Come on, Come Over" and "Teen Town"), Joe Zawinul's "A Remark You Made," the R&B standard "The Chicken," and Bromberg's "Tears." A master at tapping his bass and equally skilled on electric and acoustic basses, Bromberg also has the ability to sound a bit like Pastorius when he wants. This excellent tribute set uses different personnel and instrumentations on each selection and shows off the many sides of Pastorius, both as a bassist and as a composer.

John Abercrombie - The Third Quartet (2007) {ECM 1993}

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John Abercrombie - The Third Quartet (2007) {ECM 1993}

John Abercrombie - The Third Quartet (2007) {ECM 1993}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

John Abercrombie's group recordings on ECM have often come in threes. The Third Quartet, his latest featuring violinist Mark Feldman, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joey Baron, is an apt (and obvious) title, but hopefully not a sign that this is the end of this group's winning streak. Since forming in 2000 it's evolved into one of the best—if not the best—groups of the guitarist's long career.

Scott Henderson And Tribal Tech - Tribal Tech (1991)

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Scott Henderson And Tribal Tech - Tribal Tech (1991)

Scott Henderson And Tribal Tech - Tribal Tech (1991)
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Genre: Fusion

Guitar god Scott Henderson is a fusion fanatic's dream, by virtue of his wild yet fluid and even melodic riffs. Bassist Gary Willis lacks Henderson's range compositionally and as a player, but still manages to keep the proceedings grooving. Backed by the keys of David Goldblatt, Joey Heredia's drums and the percussion of Brad Dutz, the two form a powerful musical bond as Tribal Tech. Unlike their previous album, TT's new disc features more melodies (the best ones, "Peru" and "Signal Path" are by Henderson), the softening effect of Goldblatt's key soloing and a tighter tune structure and production all around. There's still lots and lots of improvising, but on the less memorable Willis tunes, it seems to go on interminably.

Antoine Herve - PMT QuarKtet (2012)

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Antoine Herve - PMT QuarKtet (2012)

Antoine Herve - PMT QuarKtet (2012)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

This new opus of Antoine Hervé-and three free electrons that revolve around him for a few decades already-successful the challenge of reconciling the electroacoustic sound material galaxy (Véronique Wilmart), their logic and their autonomous dynamics, with the metric neat and inspired that we know the famous jazz pianist and teacher. Irregular heartbeat segmentation gives a characteristic swaying to wand Philippe "Pipon" Garcia on drums. Finally virtuoso Jean-Charles Richard saxophones willingly joined the Antoine Hervé to get their impressionistic harmonies in the particle accelerator. An intentional and well balanced lyricism.

WorldService Project - Hiding in Plain Sight (2020)

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WorldService Project - Hiding in Plain Sight (2020)

WorldService Project - Hiding in Plain Sight (2020)
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Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz-Rock | Country: UK | Label: RareNoiseRecords

Over the course of its previous four albums, UK punk-jazz outfit WorldService Project carried its keen-edged, window-rattling irreverence across the globe, casting an eviscerating glance inward while spreading its message of chaotic compassion to the scattered remnants of the former British Empire and beyond. With the release of the gleefully anarchic Hiding In Plain Sight, the band’s fifth album and third for RareNoise Records, keyboardist-vocalist Dave Morecroft takes on his native land from an outsider’s perspective for the first time, having decamped for Rome in his own personal Brexit.

Michal Urbaniak - Some Other Blues (1994) {SteppleChase}

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Michal Urbaniak - Some Other Blues (1994) {SteppleChase}

Michal Urbaniak - Some Other Blues (1994) {SteppleChase}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

Polish born jazz violinist Michal Urbaniak needs no introduction. Even before he moved to New York 20 years ago, he was already one of the hippest jazz stars performing with his own band at the major clubs and festivals in Europe. This is Michal’s 4th leader CD for SteepleChase. Here in the company of splendid rhythm section of Kikoski, Peter and Kenny Washington, Urbaniak’s violin swings freely.

Avishai Cohen - Dark Nights (2014) {Anzic}

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Avishai Cohen - Dark Nights (2014) {Anzic}

Avishai Cohen - Dark Nights (2014) {Anzic}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

From the brooding opening title track to the closing Chet Baker homage, "I Fall in Love Too Easily," Dark Nights unapologetically embraces the heart of jazz. Every aspect of the album—from the cover photo, to Cohen's precise trumpet inflections, to the trio's dedication to immediacy and collective improvisation (and even the album's forays into electronic affects)—is saturated with the emblematic textures, rhythms, and imagery of jazz. This is achieved with professionalism, creativity, and skill, without a wit of irony or cliche, while avoiding both navel-gazing insularity and crowd-pleasing revivalism.

Gary Husband - Dirty & Beautiful Vol.1 (2010) {Abstract Logix}

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Gary Husband - Dirty & Beautiful Vol.1 (2010) {Abstract Logix}

Gary Husband - Dirty & Beautiful Vol.1 (2010) {Abstract Logix}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Fusion isn't as plentiful as it was back in the 1970s, which was the golden age of fusion just as the '30s and early '40s were the golden age of swing and the mid- to late '40s and '50s were the golden age of bop. But noteworthy fusion can still be found if you know where to look for it, and Gary Husband's Dirty and Beautiful, Vol. 1 is an example of noteworthy 21st century fusion. An impressive cast of fusion icons joins the British keyboardist/drummer/composer on this 2010 release, including guitarists Allan Holdsworth and John McLaughlin and keyboardist Jan Hammer; guitarist Robin Trower, who is best known for hard rock and blues-rock, is also on board.

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}

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Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion

Al di Meola's fifth of seven fusion albums as a leader for Columbia is a typically fiery effort, with di Meola joined by keyboardist Jan Hammer, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Mingo Lewis, and guest spots for flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía ("Passion, Grace & Fire") and keyboardist Philippe Saisse. This lesser-known effort is easily recommended to fans of rock-ish jazz guitar.

Al Di Meola - Cielo E Terra (1985) {Manhattan}

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Al Di Meola - Cielo E Terra (1985) {Manhattan}

Al Di Meola - Cielo E Terra (1985) {Manhattan}
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Genre: Fusion

Having grown a bit weary of playing loud fusion, Al DiMeola recorded a largely acoustic set on his debut for Manhattan. DiMeola, who augments his acoustic guitar with the orchestral Synclavier guitar, plays five unaccompanied solos and is joined on the other four numbers by percussionist Airto Moreira. Other than Keith Jarrett's "Coral," all of the moody selections are by the guitarist.

Al Di Meola - Soaring Through A Dream (1985) {Manhattan}

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Al Di Meola - Soaring Through A Dream (1985) {Manhattan}

Al Di Meola - Soaring Through A Dream (1985) {Manhattan}
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Genre: Fusion

This 1985 album from Al Di Meola followed on the heels of Pat Metheny's accomplished masterpiece, THE FIRST CIRCLE, and it bears a close resemblance. It's full of smooth, latin-flavored jazz complementing Di Meola's incomparable speed and technical excellence on guitar. "Capoeira" is worth the price of this CD alone – gorgeous and breezy Brazilian style with Portuguese vocals by percussionist Airto Moreira. It's what Jobim could have sounded like had he been younger and actively writing in the 80's.

Bill Bruford - Dig? (1989) {BBSF}

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Bill Bruford - Dig? (1989) {BBSF}

Bill Bruford - Dig? (1989) {BBSF}
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Genre: Fusion

When Bill Bruford emerged from Yes, his reputation as a drumming legend was firmly established. He then went on to refine and expand his individual technique and style with King Crimson. His solo career, while not as commercially successful as those bands, has also been impressive. His explorations with Allan Holdsworth continued to carry the fusion torch with dignity. Never one to rest on his laurels, Bruford continued to search for different contexts in which to express his musical and percussive ideas. This effort, with his band Earthworks, is a solid effort. The contrast between the traditional horns (saxophone and french horn) sounds awkward against the electronic percussion and synthesizer that is used heavily throughout the session.