Category: Fusion

Chick Corea – My Spanish Heart

Chick Corea – My Spanish Heart       Thom Jurek: ‘This 1976 release features Chick Corea in what was then, and remains, a unique musical setting. While it is truly an electric jazz fusion record, it is also the only solo recording of Corea’s on which he attempted to truly explore the Latin side […]

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Billy Cobham – Spectrum

Billy Cobham – Spectrum Spectrum is the debut album by jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album contains much influence of the music of Miles Davis and Mahavishnu Orchestra, with whom Cobham had previously collaborated extensively. Tommy Bolin, who would go on to join the hard rock band Deep Purple two years later, plays the […]

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Jean Luc Ponty – Civilized Evil

Jean Luc Ponty – Civilized Evil       Civilized Evil is an album by French Jazz-Fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1980. It was reissued on Atlantic Records on CD in 1992. Civilized Evil is a well balanced combination of sounds that definitely provide the jazz fusion ingredients but has that overall progressive feel […]

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Deodato – Prelude

Deodato – Prelude AMG review: Prior to Prelude, Eumir Deodato was primarily known, if at all, as a tasteful, lyrical, bossa nova-based sometime arranger for the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery, and others. Enter Creed Taylor, who gave Deodato a chance to step out on his own as a pianist/leader, doing a […]

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Magma – Kobaia

Magma – Kobaia Wikipedia: Magma (reissued under the name Kobaïa) is the debut album by zeuhl artists Magma, which was released as a double-LP in 1970. In the course of this album, the band tells the story of a group of people fleeing a doomed Earth to settle on the fictional planet Kobaïa. Magma – […]

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Stomu Yamashta – Go

Stomu Yamashta – Go Amazon: In the 1970’s, Famed Japanese Percussionist/Composer Stomu Yamashta Recorded a Series of Legendary (And Long Out-of-print) Albums with his Go Ensemble that have Been a Holy Grail Among Aficionados of Jazz Fusion/Space Rock. Raven Has Combined all Three Go Albums for “The Complete Go Sessions”: Featuring Three Complete Albums: “Stomu […]

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Mahavishnu Orchestra – Visions of the Emerald Beyond

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Visions of the Emerald Beyond AMG Review: As the second album to document the second Mahavishnu Orchestra, Visions of the Emerald Beyond isn’t as, well, apocalyptic as its predecessor, yet it does focus more intently on the band itself. Jean-Luc Ponty’s curling electric violin lines help give this Mahavishnu band a more […]

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Santana – Santana

Santana – Santana Santana – Santana is the debut studio album by the San Francisco chicano rock group Santana released in 1969. It is a release of largely instrumental music, recorded by what was originally a purely free-form jam band. At the suggestion of manager Bill Graham, the band took to writing more conventional songs […]

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Weather Report – Weather Report – 1971 Album

Weather Report – Weather Report – 1971 Album       Originally released in May 1971, Weather Report – 1971 Album was the debut album by the group of the same name. The album was reissued by Columbia Records in 1992. The album was digitally remastered by Vic Anesini in November 1991 at Sony Music […]

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