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Month: July 2004

Giving Back

Giving Back

This record is a powerful mix of jazz and fusion. Giving Back, takes you on a personal musical journey. Capturing the energy of Garfield’s live gigs, this album has strong elements of fusion with the superb, Tune For Tony, (dedicated to Tony Williams and featuring double drumming by the legendary Vinnie Colaiuta and Gregg Bissonnette. This is contemporary jazz as good as it gets.   »

KiF

Kif

Kif has definitely one of the most unique sounds in modern day world music. Composed by the man , every one calls FUZE, the record sounds like an urban rendition of Indian(Hindi) music combined with North African and Arabian mystique sounds. Add an edge of modern day progressive rock elements and you have this album. Kif brings you a novel sound in East-West Fusion.   »

Ustad Zakir Hussain

Ustad Zakir Hussain

A master percussionist of near-superhuman capabilities, Zakir Hussain has over the course of his illustrious career distinguished himself as one of the world’s greatest tabla players. A working professional from the age of 12, when he began performing concerts of North Indian classical music in his native country, Zakir is perhaps best known for his ongoing collaborations with guitar great J... »

Matthew Garrison

Matthew Garrison Interview

  Bass trailblazer Matthew Garrison is one of the brightest stars of the new musical universe. His DNA is loaded with gifts from his father, the late Jimmy Garrison, legendary bassist who brought time and space to the music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and other jazz luminaries. His naturally inherited gifts have been aided and abetted by years of study and the use of his own innate imag... »

Bunny Brunel

Bunny Brunel Interview

Bunny Brunel is one of the most respected bass players and educators today. He has appeared on numerous albums and played with stalwarts such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. His career began in earnest when Chick Corea invited him out on tour in 1978. Bunny recorded Tap Step and Secret Agent with the legendary jazz fusionist. Since then he has been unstoppable, playing on great CD?s such as L... »

Dig Trio

Dig Trio

Gustavo Assis Brasil on guitar, Mauricio Zottarelli on drums and Berklee’s David Pinto on bass have created a unique blend of jazz, funk, fusion and samba. The playing is absolutely brilliant with rhythmic touches of Wayne Krantz blended with very stunning compostions. Rhythmic sophistication supports mature melodies. One of the best new recordings we have heard this year. »

Thieves and Poets

Thieves and Poets

After a five year break, John McLaughlin returns with an album of pure acoustic music. Fans have been craving to hear John unplug. The new CD begins with the three-part suite Thieves and Poets which McLaughlin says is a story of his musical journey through life. The cinematic piece features McLaughlin on acoustic guitar along with an Italian orchestra, conducted by Renato Rivolta. The album’... »

Allan Holdsworth

One thing Led to Another

Some great fusion from this Australian band. Fans who like the music of Allan Holdsworth will delight in this record. »

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