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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Diesel Kilgore, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. As a lover Jazz and of Djent metal. I recently discovered The Mahavishnu Orchestra and I am blown away to be honest. I am not shocked that the fusion movement of the 70s was this good, but that it is so obscure. Maybe not? But it seems like great technical music gets overlooked. Maybe Djent in 40 years will be something people will stumble on like I did this?

    I am extremely happy I discovered this for myself. Its timeless and is so up my alley. Had to create a thread about it.
  2. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    1) Wrong forum.

    2) Visions of the Emerald Beyond is one of the best things I've ever heard.
  3. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Mahanvishnu's pretty awesome.
  4. Sorry this is the wrong forum.

    Ive started with Inner Mounting Flame and am working my way up. I found the group through Ralphe Armstrongs credits on the Motown documentary. Oddly enough. I thought I would check out what he did and WOW. I never expected it!
  5. interesting side note to Inner Mounting Flame...

    supposedly the bass player and the violin player got into a fistfight during the recording of the song "Noonward Race" and the rest of the band just kept on playing. they crashed into the keyboardist (Jan Hammer if any of you know who he is) and John McLaughlin liked the track so much, he kept that in there.

  6. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    You might also want to check out Return To Forever if you never heard them.
  7. i say my three favorite 70's fusion bands are

    Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Weather Report &

    Return to Forever.

    if listening to those doesn't make you a fan...well, i guess fusion music is just not your thing...:D

  8. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I will add Jean-Luc Ponty too.
  9. he was the violin player for Mahavishnu at one point.

  10. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    And, he is in the current lineup of Return To Forever. Quite a talent. Plus, he had a stint with Frank Zappa.
  11. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    And then there's King Crimson. Prog, not fusion, but they should be in this recommended listening list.
  12. my name is Dave...and i approve this quote.

    absolutely love them...have 5 or 6 of their albums on ITUNES right now.


    ps-edit...Robert Fripp is the finest electric guitarist that few people have heard of or know by name...he is truly excellent
  13. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Along the same lines - U.K.
  14. I always really liked Jeff Beck's stuff from then, specifically 'Blow By Blow', 'There and Back' and 'Wired'.
  15. different people have different ideas of the "greatest" guitarist of all time and really, there is no wrong answer...it's just who you, as an individual, find to be your own personal greatest.

    for mine, i'll say john McLaughlin is truly the greatest...followed closely by Jeff Beck, Al DiMeola, Robert Fripp...

    as far as the greatest fusion album of all time...i dig every one that has been mentioned in this post....they are all fantastic.


    ps-edit- Just listened to "Blow by Blow" today, as a matter of fact
  16. Him and Ralphe Armstrong were in Mahavishnu together. Armstrong became Jean Luc's bassist at one point when he had his own group.
  17. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    I'll add BrandX to that list if you haven't heard them. Percy is a cool guy and an amazing bass player.
  18. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Love all that music I have to add one more I played about a jillion time is Spectrum by Billy Cobham...smokin!
  19. tkozal


    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    There are some live shows out there that show the incredible awesomeness of Rick Laird. The studio albums dont really show what he can do. He was a wise man, and stayed out of the many diva's ways.

    His old book on how to play jazz is great.
  20. Bisounourse


    Jun 21, 2012
    Gent, Belgium
    I would object: to me that would be Fred Frith...