Fuse One - Silk (1981/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Fuse One - Silk (1981/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Fuse One - Silk (1981/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:33 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Small front

"Fuse One" was a group of jazz musicians who collaborated for two albums released on CTI Records. Membership was not concrete, but included Tony Williams, Joe Farrell, John McLaughlin, Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis, Larry Coryell, Lenny White, Paulinho Da Costa, Ronnie Foster, Stanley Clarke, George Benson, Todd Cochran, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Tom Browne, Dave Valentin, Jorge Dalto, and Eric Gale.

Fuse One - Silk (1981/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

At his worst, Creed Taylor had a way of smothering a potentially great jazz album by producing it to death. But when he didn't overproduce – when he gave musicians the right amount of guidance and direction yet let them have enough room to stretch out and improvise – Taylor created some real winners. One of them was Fuse One's Silk, an all-star jazz-pop-funk project that boasted Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax, Tom Browne or Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Ronnie Foster on electric keyboards, Stanley Clarke on electric bass, Eric Gale or George Benson on electric guitar, Sammy Figueroa on percussion, and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler on drums. With Taylor doing the producing and Clarke serving as musical director, congenial pieces like Foster's "Sunwalk" and Chancler's "Silk" offer a healthy blend of jazz, R&B, and pop elements. It's interesting to hear a 19-year-old Marsalis letting loose on Chancler's Latin-flavored "Hot Fire" (which originally appeared on George Duke's Reach for It album in 1977), and note how he sounded in 1981 – at that point, he wasn't emulating Miles Davis and had a big, brassy sound along the lines of Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard. Considering how strident a jazz purist Marsalis would become, it's surprising to hear him playing crossover. Not that Silk is "watered down" or anything like that. Though the material proved to be accessible to pop and R&B fans, it's also quite creative and doesn't toss jazz considerations to the wind.


01 - Silk
02 - In Celebration Of The Human Spirit
03 - Sunwalk
04 - Hot Fire

Produced by Creed Taylor. Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder. Arranged by Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (of Weather Report)
Recorded on September 21-24, 1981 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Analyzed: Fuse One / Silk

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.05 dB 8:02 01-Silk
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.76 dB 9:12 02-In Celebration Of The Human Spirit
DR14 -0.10 dB -15.75 dB 9:18 03-Sunwalk
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.68 dB 7:00 04-Hot Fire

Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5351 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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