Thanks to ProJazz.net for posting this amazing set from the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
To get an idea of just how stellar this collaboration is, simply take a look at who signed on to collaborate with American avant-jazz legends Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser: Michael Manring – bass Steve Smith – drums Chris Muir – electric guitar Tom Coster – keyboards Karl Perazzo – percussion Greg Osby – […]
Polish trumpeter Tomas Stańko passed away today at the age of 76. We say farewell by sharing his 1975 masterpiece, Twet.
I don’t know how I managed to miss Japanese DJ and producer Toshio Matsuura! This album is a real gem, mashing together nu-jazz and fusion while introducing reference points like Magma and Carlos Santana (when he was still on the cutting edge).
Many thanks to Mike at Avant Music News who is a wealth of amazing information. Source: Billboard. A half century into an odyssey that’s seen him work with musical prime movers such as Terry Riley and Brian Eno while pioneering his own distinct lane of so-called fourth world music, composer-trumpeter Jon Hassell is still active […]
Cuong Vu is a Vietnamese-American trumpeter who first shot to fame playing in guitarist Pat Metheny’s Group. Here he is leading his own trio.
Kyriakos Sfetsas is originally from Lefkadia an island in Greece, and started this particular band in the mid-1970s in order to expand the boundaries of what Greek traditional music is. Apparently, there is a lot more music of his which has yet to be released. This is as fine an intro to his works as […]