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Jazz/Rock Fusion for Smug, Pretentious and Condescending music lovers only!


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 6:34:49 PM PST
Whats a smof?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 6:36:25 PM PST
Squire Jaco says:
I've been tempted by a couple of those Stu Hamm cd's, but they're so dang short!
(I'm watching the prices on those.)

I've seen that Bromberg before. Worthy you say?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 6:41:47 PM PST
Bromberg=Greatest bass playing ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 6:43:41 PM PST
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Wrenn says:
Christopher Gwyn - there's wikis for that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 6:46:14 PM PST
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Squire Jaco says:
O.K. on the Bromberg. I just bought it. Thanks - I think.
(One reviewer said Bromberg must have made the same deal with the devil as Pastorius and Wooten - sounds pretty good.)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 6:51:14 PM PST
SJ-
You wont regret it. The reviews are what sold me on it, also. Dont expect a jazzy sounding album. It rocks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 7:13:10 PM PST
Gwyn-

saw Joe Satch w/Stu Hamm and Tommy Price at a now-
defunct club in NYC called the Bottom Line with a capacity
of around 400...during a "break in the action" Stu played a
bass solo which finished with " Linus And Lucy" from the
Peanuts cartoon. He played it one-handed, just his left hand
on the neck.

COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT I WAS SEEING/HEARING-

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 7:15:33 PM PST
Thomas-
Have you heard that BRIAN BROMBERG CD?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 7:25:07 PM PST
No.

Even his name is completely unfamiliar to me.
Thanks for the heads up - what you described
sounds unreal. The one bassist who has knocked
my sox off for me at all times is Bruce Foxton -
(The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, The Casbah Club).
He plays the Rickenbacher like he's waltzing
with royalty.

Gotta check out this Bromberg stuff-

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 7:29:49 PM PST
I saw the CHICK COREA ELECTRIK BAND years ago and JOHN PATTITUCCI had a groove that was irresistable. He is as good as you want when it comes to bass in a jazz context.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 7:41:09 PM PST
I've seen John name-dropped and read articles about
him - really not familiar (again) with his sound or style.

Roy Buchanan (God rest his soul) did a jazz/rock song
with...get this...Stanley Clarke on bass, Jan Hammer on
keyboards, and Narada Michael Walden on drums. It's
called "Heat of the Battle" - must be heard to be believed.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 7:51:11 PM PST
He played on those CHICK COREA'S ELECTRIK BAND CDs. He has done all kinds of jazz recordings. Lots of session work, too. I got an album called FUSE ONE that is like a whos-who of fusion greats. CLARKE, MCLAUGHLIN, LENNY WHITE and many others. Great jams. I love SCHOOL DAYS by CLARKE. Awesome bass, of course, and BILL CONNORS was one of my favorite guitarists. His albums are great also. DOUBLE UP, STEP IT and ASSEMBLOR are all fusion guitar classics.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 7:59:10 PM PST
You are so on with School Days - with the vastly
underrated Ray Gomez on guitar. And Bill Connors
was the absolute real deal on those early RTF discs.

Ray Gomez put out this cheap LP called "Volume" -
he was a "Columbia Developing Artist" at the time...
He does a song called "West Side Boogie" - you
could swear it was El Becko. Primo jazz/rock fusion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 8:02:19 PM PST
R. Myhr says:
I see Chick Corea and Return To Forever on the lists, but let us not forget Flora Purim. Some of the best fusion of that era (and bringing in a good bit of Brazilian Latin too). She was great with Chick, but better on her own, at least until she got busted -- but actually, out of jail, she made a bunch more great music. Played with lots of fine players, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Joe Henderson, Leon Chancler, many more. And whatever happened to David Amaro, who played some of the best rock-style lead guitar on fusion albums that you will ever hear (e.g. see Butterfly Dreams by Flora).

Ron

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 8:03:51 PM PST
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Did GOMEZ ever play with JEAN-LUC PONTY? Did you ever hear any of RANDY JACKSON's bass work with PONTY? Man, he can flat out tear it up on bass. If he ever gets sick of American Idol, he needs to strap that bass back on and get to jammin. His work on CIVILIZED EVIL is as good as it gets for power bass playing. He drives those songs at full steam ahead.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 8:10:29 PM PST
Not sure at all - but I wouldn't be surprised.
He was all over the place back then - great
session musician.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 8:14:34 PM PST
My only real Ponty I really played to death was
"Enigmatic Ocean" - my freshmen year at college.
The jazz violinist at my school everybody went nuts
over was Stephane Graphelli (did I get it right?)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2007 8:15:39 PM PST
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HOLDSWORTH is awesome on that one. One thing about PONTY is that he always had kicking guitarists.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 5:00:11 AM PST
My Fusion experience is limited to Mahavishnu Orchestra, and a few gems like Jeff Beck's classics, Billy Cobham's Spectrum, especially Quadrant 4, amazing! And Miles Davis Bitches Brew. I am open to new stuff which is why I'm here, to learn from fellow afficianado's such as yourselves. Teach me about Jazz/Rock fusion my friends. Any staples I need to hear?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 5:40:15 AM PST
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Squire Jaco says:
I'll take a stab at "staples":

1) Almost anything by Jean-Luc Ponty is great, but "Enigmatic Ocean" is sublime.
2) "Romantic Warrior" by Return to Forever is A+, but Chick Corea has so much more too.
3) "Heavy Weather" by Weather Report is essential.
4) "Moroccan Roll" by Brand X, but virtually ALL of their 70's stuff is great.
5) Tony Williams' "Lifetime: The Collection".

Those plus the one's you already have will put a pick-axe into the iceberg.
There is SO MUCH of this jazz/rock fusion stuff out there, and as you can see from above, I'm still learning about new artists too.
It's a worthy endeavor, Stoney.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 5:53:25 AM PST
Thanks SJ, I just copied those down and gave them to the wife for Christmas wish list. "It's the most wonderful time of the year." Don't you just cringe when you go to a store in October and you hear that blaring on the speakers?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 6:23:12 AM PST
I also really like RTF's "No Mystery" - I believe it's
their first to feature Al DiMeola. It has that epic-
length piece "Flight of the Newborn"...scalding song.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 6:37:28 AM PST
Another to add to the list. I just recently got Land of The Midnight Sun and am really getting into it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 10:09:53 AM PST
MILES DAVIS. Get the JACK JOHNSON album. Just 2 long jams on it. Great guitar by JOHN MCLAUGHLIN.
MIRASLAV VITUOUS. Great bassist who has a number of all-star fusion jam albums.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 10:28:21 AM PST
Gorgar says:
I found a video with Steve Smith and Victor Wooten, just the two of them, playing improv together. It's atomic. That same video has Steve Gadd with some buddies of his playing straight up progressive jazz.
Both are incredible drummers, in any genre.
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