https://www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?feed=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2Fmaxvibes%2Fnapoli-fusion-70%2F Naples, Italy wasn’t a completely bad experience for me. It gave me some of the best music I’ve heard in some time, and I got to browse my mate Paolo’s collection! Thanks to Jazzcat, who posted this. The tracks are as follows: Track 1: from the album “Napoli Centrale” (Ricordi 1975) by Napoli Centrale […]
Rishad Shafi was a drummer and percussionist from Turkmenistan who headed the best prog band out of Central Asia in the 1980s, Gunesh.
This is not a cover of the John Coltrane classic in a traditional sense, but Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin of the Mahavishnu Orchestra bring out the heart of the great master’s work here beautifully. Seek out this album, as it’s a masterpiece.
This was a thoroughly unexpected find, though I’m indebted to my dear Rididillo Theitalian, who finds treasures like this on a daily basis. Joe Zawunil cut this odd piece well before his triumphant work with Miles Davis during his fusion period, and fronting his own band, the ever-amazing Weather Report.
Firyuza were a prog-jazz-funk band from Turkmenistan. The album is a classic in the Soviet Rock world.
Tõnu Naissoo is one of the best musicians in both Estonia and was among the leading lights the whole of the former Soviet Union’s exceptional jazz scene.
For my money, John McLaughlin is the reigning king of jazz fusion. In this article for Relix Magazine, he speaks on his time with Miles Davis during what I feel was his coolest period, as well as with his own band, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and what he’s been up to since then.