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Month: August 2004

Christian McBride

Christian McBride

Christian Mcbride isn’t necessarily a household name in the fusion world, however on Vertical Vision he makes a partially grand attempt. Known for his work with Sting and Ray Brown, Mcbride’s solo attempts have seemingly been more attuned with acoustic jazz and be-bop. On this album Mcbride tackles an array of music. The soundscapes on this album range from funk-fusion to be-bop and ev... »

Live at KPFK

Live at KPFK

Recorded live on from an FM broadcast (KPFK – 90.7 – F.M.), Poland’s record is an amalgamation of crunching melodies and sheer intensity. Joined by ace drummer Kofi Baker, (son of Ginger Baker), and thumping bass player Robertino Pagliari, Poland has created another great addition to the lineage of great power fusion trios. Rather than just being a shredder, this is real music pl... »

Prospects

Prospects

This is certainly one of the best records we have heard this year. This native New Yorker is currently the Director of Education at Tokyo School of Music. Beautiful melodies dominate the record. Chris Juergensen’s guitar-playing is from the Pat Metheny meets Wayne Krantz school.   »

Legs Eleven

Legs Eleven

A phenomenally skilled jazz and rock drummer, Wackerman’s professional career began in 1978 with the Bill Watrous band. He’s since accumulated an impressive resume, including a seven-year association with Frank Zappa, with whom he toured the USA and Europe and recorded 26 albums, which speaks volumes about Wackerman’s musical talents. Wackerman also recorded six albums and toured... »

View

View

Hired-gun bassist Bryan Beller ventures out on his own with this debut solo album. Beller builds a carefully crafted emotional tapestry of interweaving themes and styles. Drawing on influences as disparate as John Scofield and Rage Against The Machine, Michael Landau and Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails and his mentor, Mike Keneally, the resulting body of work runs the gamut from hardcore jazz/rock to ... »

Tapestry

Tapestry

Released last fall, ‘Tapestry’ is a powerful recording from three of fusion’s most notable musicians. Brett Garsed, Kofi Baker and Ricc Fierabracci are Mojo. This power trio leaves nothing left to be desired. Garsed is featured on all the cuts with his rich tones and blazing solos. Baker holds it all together, hitting the drums hard with his personal signature and Fierabracci add... »

BPM

BPM

What an incredible project this is. Alex Machacek, Gerald Preinfalk and the one and only Terry Bozzio show their obvious brilliance on this magical piece of work. This is no ordinary fusion record. Featured are unique compositions presented in an unusual way that have a touch of the haunted. »

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Living legend Ustad Ali Akbar Khan is brilliant in this live performance recorded in Scott Hall, San Anselmo. Ustadji performs Rag Nat Bhairo (Morning Joy), Rag Misra Mand(Light of My Life) with brilliance. Pandit Swpan Chaudhari on tabla is one of the finest around. A must listen. »

Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth Interview

It is a rare honor indeed to hear from guitarist extraordinaire Allan Holdsworth. In fact, it has been a long time since he gave an interview. Recently, however, Allan agreed to answer questions from his fans. He graciously agreed to share his answers with Abstract Logix. In fact, we even asked the first few questions.   AL: Do you have any thoughts about the late Shawn Lane? Allan Holdsworth... »

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