Compost Records released an album by Web Web a few days ago which hit a sweet spot for me. The album is a magical combination of free improv (without the racket), kosmische musik, soul and fusion, laced with elements of trip-hop, hip-hop, and any other -hop which comes to mind. Joy Denalane’s voice is sumptuous. […]
Source: The Guardian. Fifty years on, it still does. Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of Bitches Brew, a pivotal album that altered the trajectory of jazz, messed with the boundaries of funk, and pushed psychedelic rock to new heights of exploration. A double set released in March 1970, Bitches greatly advanced a pattern […] […]
M. Efekt (Blue Effect) were a massively influential jazz-rock band out of the former Czechoslovakia.
I have to give a lot of credit to Elvis Costello. His collaborations always surprise me. And in this case, both he and guitarist Bill Frisell do wonders to an already avant-romantic work in Charles Mingus’ staple, Weird Nightmare. Lyrics Weird nightmare You haunt my every dream Weird nightmare Tell me what’s your scheme? Can […]
A legend has departed. Ginger Baker passed away at age 80 today, October 6. He performed with some of rock’s (and fusion’s) greatest bands such as Cream, Blind Faith and even Public Image Ltd., while leading his own bands like Air Force (shown in the video) and collaborating with maestros like Nigeria’s Fela Kuti. RIP.
Kiriakos Sfetsas and the Greek Fusion Orchestra provide a cool combination of jazz fusion and a light touch of ethnic Greek music. A VERY light touch, but it works beautifully on this album. Composed By – Kiriakos Sfetsas Acoustic Bass – Giorgos Theodoridis Alto Saxophone – Stelios Vichos Baritone Saxophone – Giorgos Halkiadakis Clarinet – […]
Rob Mazurek is a cornetist, composer and sound explorer out of Chicago who has collaborated with some of the best groups and instrumentalists in the world of experimental music. He has collaborated with Jim O’Rourke, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Stereolab, along with fellow Chicagoans Tortoise. The record sounds like a paean to Miles Davis-era […]