Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by TrailriderDan, Oct 18, 2006.
Mine would be Little Feat .....maybe thats the Lowell George /Frank Zappa connection..??
Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Frank Gambale is absolutely wonderful guitar player, who mixes rock guitar playing/tone with jazz influences
I just recently started listening to jazz fusion stuff, but i'm not into all the free form noodling where each instrument is doing it's own thing. I like stuff with more song structures.
Any recommendations ?
Birds Of Fire - Mahivshnu Orchestra
Crossings - Herbie Hancock
Caravanserai - Santana
Romantic Warrior - Return To Forever
Hot Rats - Frank Zappa
Unorthodox Behaviour - Brand X
What If - Dixie Dregs
Black Market - Weather Report
Cross-Collateral - Passport
Out Of The Woods - Oregon
The Way Up - Pat Metheny
The Rite Of Strings - Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola & Jean-Luc Ponty
Elegant Gypsy - Al Di Meola
Mystical Adventures - Jean-Luc Ponty
Spectrum - Billy Cobham
Jazz-fusion can encompass so many different styles and structures, even metal. I think (hope) these suggestions are what you are looking for as IMO these aren't "noodling" as in the form of avant-garde, free-form, improvisitional and experimental.
Thanks! I'll check it all out. Of the ones mentioned I enjoy Brand X the most, and some Weather Report. I haven't heard of Passport, Oregon or Billy Cobham.
Your welcome. Enjoy.
Well there has been some great bands mentioned here, many of which I have purchased, I do like the Canterbury sound in particular, I love Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, picked a load of great stuff up for £3 a piece which is pretty good going
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