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fusion songs/albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by BlueStatic, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. BlueStatic

    BlueStatic

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    I already know a bit about Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever.

    But does anyone know any other bands or songs/albums I should listen to?

    Any particular ones with good bass lines?:bassist:

    -thanks in advance-

    oh and hope this is in the right sub forum..
  2. Goodlawdy

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    I'm just getting into fusion too. Here's one that a friend turned me on to.



    Pat Metheny & Jaco on Bright Size Life
  3. Lackey

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    Well... Weather Report for sure. I also like some of Bill Bruford's solo stuff, check out One of a Kind, featuring Jeff Berlin. Pat Metheny's Bright Size Life is stellar, and you gotta get some Herbie in the mix too - check out Headhunters and Thrust....

    For newer stuff, can't go wrong with Front Page featuring Dominique DiPiazza and Dennis Chambers, I really love The Idiot King by Attention Deficit w/ Michael Manring....

    DEFINITELY get some Gary Willis going - he's the man! Check out Tribal Tech's albums Illicit, Face First and Reality Check, as well as his solo album Bent. Here's an old video, check out the colors, hat design, and bass, hehe..


    Oh, and get John McLaughlin's record Que Alegria.

    Anyways, those are some of my faves - other's will be added I'm sure...
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    Allan Holdsworth (Velvet Darkness, IOU, Metal Fatigue, ...) and Frank Zappa (Hot Rats, Waka/Jawaka, Grand Wazoo, Make a Jazz Noise Here, Best Band You Never Heard, ...). All of these albums have tasty bass lines. :)
  5. paul_wolfe

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    You gotta check out THRUST by Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters too. Paul Jackson Mike Clark are tearing it up on that one!

    AND +10 for Gary Willis.
    That guy is amazing.
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    Odean Pope Trio "Almost Like Me"
    on Moers Music--German distributers

    If you can find it A fusion must listen
  7. CamiloDíaz

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    Subscribed. Keep em coming!
  8. Kobaia

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    Billy Cobham
    George Duke
    Mike Stern
    LARRY CORYELL's planet end
    Shakti
    John McLaughlin (esp. industrial zen)
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    Zawinul Syndicate "Black Water"
  10. jpfbass

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    Weather report are considered to be the best fusion band, and there is no shortage of great bass lines with Pastorious on bass. I recommend Heavy Weather and/or Black Market. Also, check out John Mclaughlin (he formed Mahavishnu orchestra), his Electric Guitarist album is my favorite fusion album. Pat Methany has some cool fusion stuff to, check out Bright Size Life. Oh and Herbie Hancock. He's an incredibly famous jazz pianist who turned to fusion in the 70's. Made some great stuff...
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    Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
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    Billy Cobham-"Spectrum" with Lee Sklar on bass
  14. bass12

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    For jazz-funk fusion:
    + on the Herbie Hancock (I'd also add the album "Secrets").

    The Crusaders - "Those Southern Knights" and "Southern Comfort"

    Donald Byrd - "Places And Spaces"

    George Duke (check out his 2 CD "Best Of")

    Level 42 - "Level 42", "The Early Years"

    For some Afro-fusion:

    Ultramarine (with Etienne MBappé on bass)

    Jean-Luc Ponty - "Tchokola" (with Guy NSangué on bass)
  15. BassieMike

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    Brand X with Percy Jones, Garag Mahal w/ Kai Eckhard are a couple that come to mind

    -m
  16. Rich L

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    Check out:
    Altered
    CAB
    Ohm:
    Panzerballet
    Tunnels
    Jonas Hellborg
  17. eggfan

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    Jean Luc Ponty:
    "Live" and "Enigmatic Ocean" both with Ralphe Armstrong on bass. On "Enigmatic Ocean" you also get some Holdsworth guitar soloing.
    Also check out Chick Corea's Elektric band with John Patitucci, and the seminal "Bitches Brew" with Dave Holland and Harvey Brooks on bass.
  18. lowendfriend

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    On your Zappa list, the etc. must include Jazz from Hell!:hyper:
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    steve kahn
    brecker brothers
  20. BlueStatic

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    wow, thanks for all the bands and songs. :hyper:

    Just a side question, but does anyone know a website or book where i can learn the basslines? (I've played piano for a couple years, so i'm good in treble cleff) Or should i just learn to play by ear?

    anyway, thanks again!

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