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recommend me some fusion cd's

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by maskedman72, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. maskedman72


    May 1, 2011
    i am looking to get some new cd's and i would like some recomendations. the style i would like would be CAB, vital tech tones, cookbook....things in that vein......let me know what you recomend!
  2. maskedman72


    May 1, 2011
    ps-youtube clips yould be great too!
  3. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
  4. Return to Forever
    Loop Doctors
    Garaj Mahal

    Just a few that came to mind

    Also, here's a sneak peak at my band's upcoming fusion album...I'm playing keys, and Adam Nitti on Bass ;)

    Pulp Fusion Montage on Vimeo

  5. maskedman72


    May 1, 2011
    thanks guys im going to check it all out!

    keep the suggestion comin!
  6. Michael Manring's "Thonk" album is pretty epic, though it's out of print :(

    Manring on bass, Tim Alexander (primus) on drums, Alex Skolnick (testament) on guitar and Steve Morse (dixie dregs) also on guitar. Talk about a lineup!!!

    Jonas Hellborgs "Art Metal" is super sweet

    "Octaves of the holy innocents" is an incredible super group with Hellborg, Buckethead, and Michael Shrieve (santana)

    And lastly "Attention Deficit" is a group with Manring, Tim Alexander and Alex Skolnick.

    All this music can be heard on youtube. Just search the band names :)
  7. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
  8. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
    Now I've got to check this record out for sure. I'm fans of all of those guys.
  9. RaniBrandt

    RaniBrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
    How about Inner Mounting Flame by Mahavishnu Orchestra? It's definitely one of my favorite fusion albums.
  10. g4string


    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    Billy Cobham - Spectrum
  11. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Anything by Herbie Hancock, especially his stuff with Paul Jackson on bass
  12. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    +1 on all of those. Their whole website is stocked with great fusion that is happening today. Also check out the DVD Abstact put out called the 'The New Universe', it's chock full of awesome bass playing.
  13. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
    +1 I got that DVD for Christmas and will be going to Raleigh this year for sure. It's amazing to see that much talent in one place.
  14. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Bitches Brew complete sessions 4-cd box set--find it used on ebay.
    Jaco played w a trio in Germany--there's a dvd of it; unfortunately I can't recall the title but he plays with a truly amazing drummer & trumpeter. Mind blowing stuff.
  15. Recently I've been listening to a lot of Jean-Luc Ponty records.
  16. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    I think the quintessential Jazz Fusion CD is by John Scofield called 'Loud Jazz'.

    Its older (1988) with Gary Grainger playing on it...Its great.
    When I think of fusion this is the first thing that pops into my mind.

    Loud Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  17. Tribal Tech

    Visit The Willis Site | and listen to "The Collection"

    Return to Forever

    Blue Matter by John Scofield
  18. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
  19. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Apart from the awful soundquality I would highly recommend a cd called "flashpoint.

    I would certainly check out some 70's Miles Davis-he kind of started it.
    Weather report might be interesting too, and Return to forever.
    Any older allan holdsworth too.
    Some of teh M-base stuff, steve coleman, greg osby and gary thomas used to do is also real interesting-gary thomas' kold cage cd really did something for me when it first came out.
    A great album.
    Mahavishnu orchestra may also be an interesting band to try.

    Those are the first that come to mind( yellow jackets and spyro gyra are also interesting but on the lighter side)

    The yellow jackets did a real nice album with bobby mcferrin-band zoom it is called and very nice indeed.
    Mat garrisons' solo albums are alright too.
    Trilok Gurtu too has made some fascinating cds.
    I also like Dennis Chambers' cd-getting even.
    Especially the last track with one of my favorite john scofield solos.
    Lost tribe is yet another band I like alot.

    There's more though...musch more.
  20. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Are you perhaps thinking of Trilogue with Albert Mangelsdorf on trombone? (And Alphonse Mouzon on drums!)

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