Tag Archives: Fusion

Slow Like A Mule

Blues and fusion offers it’s own kick of long solos filled with hot licks.  But in all of this, there is that groove and it punches slow like a mule.  No one threw those punches better than Betty Davis. Slow … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Communication

The city is a place of connection in its own way.  Fusions of thought and experiences blend into that special something that helps the creative process. Sidewalk Communication by Michael Romani Hustled and bustled to the point of hassled The … Continue reading

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Somewhere In A Hobbit’s Town

The whole creative process behind the making of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies and the original tales has and have always fascinated me.  How about you? Somewhere In A Hobbit’s Town by Michael Romani Somewhere in Switzerland … Continue reading

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The Bass Line

In a continuing look at music that has helped shape our modern world, it seems to me that breaking this down into relevant works might be a good way of getting a good feel for this.  My youtube.com channel has … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica

Born on January 15, 1941, Don Van Vliet fka Don Glen Vliet was an American singer-songwriter and visual artist known by his stage name Captain Beefheart before he passed away from multiple sclerosis on December 17, 2010.  With his rotating … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

The  American keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor, Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock was born on April 12, 1940.  Shortly after starting his career with Donald Byrd, Hancock migrated into the Miles Davis Quintet and redefined the role of the jazz rhythm … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery

The English progressive rock supergroup , Emerson, Lake & Palmer formed in 1970.  The band consisted of Keith Emerson on keys, Greg Lake as singer and bassist and percussionist Carl Palmer.  With 48 million records sold world wide, they were … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Miles Davis – Live Evil

Released on November 17, 1971, Live Evil is a mix of live and studio recordings by American Jazz musician Miles Davis.  Part of this album consisted of edited, lengthy jams in a Fusion/ jazz-rock style from a concert at the Cellar … Continue reading

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Sonic Gem – Frank Zappa – The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

The double disc The Best Band You Never Heard In your Life was released in 1991.  It is devoted mostly to covers.  Much of it was from the back catalogue for the Mothers of Invention.  There is a cover of Stairway to … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: The Mahavishnu Orchestra With John McLaughlin – The Inner Mounting Flame

The limitless six string and compositional capabilities of John McLaughlin were the driving force behind the first album by the jazz-rock fusion band Mahavishnu Orchestra’s first album in August of 1971.  With a sonic whiplash inducing cross sections of fused … Continue reading

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