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YES - Fragile Jazz Related Rock
YES - Drama Jazz Related Rock
PHISH - A Picture of Nectar Jazz Related Rock
GEORGE GERSHWIN - Rhapsody in Blue (feat. conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas) Third Stream
JIMI HENDRIX - Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix Experience) Jazz Related Rock
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - Birds of Fire Fusion
OZRIC TENTACLES - Jurassic Shift Jazz Related Rock
TRAFFIC - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - Strangeitude Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - Become the Other Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - The Hidden Step Jazz Related Rock
BUCKETHEAD - Monsters And Robots Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
SANTANA - Caravanserai Latin Rock/Soul
BUCKETHEAD - Twilight Constrictor Jazz Related Improv/Composition
PHISH - The Siket Disc Jazz Related Rock
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Before These Crowded Streets Jazz Related Rock
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA - Sing Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious Jazz Related Rock
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA - The Butcher's Ballroom Jazz Related Rock
TRAFFIC - On the Road Jazz Related Rock

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Jazz Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Jazz Related Rock 116 3.67
2 Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 14 4.29
3 Fusion 6 4.42
4 Funk Jazz 5 3.80
5 Latin Rock/Soul 4 3.88
6 Third Stream 3 5.00
7 Pop/Art Song/Folk 2 3.00
8 RnB 2 4.50
9 Swing 2 4.25
10 Acid Jazz 1 4.00
11 Funk 1 3.50
12 Vocal Jazz 1 4.00
13 World Fusion 1 4.00
14 Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1 5.00

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PHISH Fuego

Album · 2014 · Jazz Related Rock
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Phish-Fuego

'Fuego' is the twelfth studio album by progressive/jam rock band Phish. I was introduced to Phish fairly recently, a friend played their album 'A Picture of Nectar' for me and I really enjoyed it. That was the first album I heard, but 'Fuego' is the first Phish album I got for myself. After listening, I can safely say that Phish has not lost their touch after all these years.

In typical Phish fashion, this album has many different elements to the music. Anything ranging from jazz, hard rock, jam rock, and blues, creating a great progressive rock album. The opening title track is one of my favorites, beginning with some great piano and unique drumming. There is some hard rock guitar before great A capella. This song never really stays the same, changing from melodic rock parts to experimental drum/keyboard jams. Three minutes through there is an awesome guitar solo, playing over some great drumming by Jon Fishman. This song is definitely the main highlight of the album. '555' is another one of my favorites, having a great combination of blues rock and jazz. It has an awesome bassline and a really catchy chorus. 'Sing Monica' and 'The Line' are two other really good tracks, both being catchy. 'Wombat' is silly, yet pretty catchy. None of the other songs, while good, stand out to me as much.

Overall, I wouldn't call it as good as 'A Picture of Nectar'. It's still a great album, especially taking in to account the fact that these guys have been playing for many years now. If you want some good experimental rock, this would not be a bad choice at all.

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KING CRIMSON Starless And Bible Black

Album · 1974 · Jazz Related Rock
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Starless and Bible Black is the sixth studio album from progressive rock band King Crimson.

I'm certainly in the minority in thinking this is King Crimson's best album, but I think this is where they finally got all of their different ideas and styles to actually work together. The band was able to mix so many styles such as hard rock, classical music, funk, and weird stuff that I don't know how to categorize, yet blend it all into one great album.

The album immediately starts rocking with the opener "The Great Deceiver", with quite a catchy riff. Yes, you read that correctly. This is a King Crimson album that actually has catchy riffs, memorable hooks, song structure, and tasty bass licks all the while maintaining the sense of experimentation that the band is known for. Even the most experimental songs, such as the closing piece "Fracture" and the title cut, have many moments where you can tap your foot to some really cool riffs.

Despite this album having no bad songs, "We'll Let You Know" is hands down the best song on the album as well as the band's best song. John Wetton's funky bass deliciousness and Bill Bruford's powerful drums are the main event in this song, with Fripp's dissonant guitar coming in as a contrast. "Lament" is another highlight, and while "The Night Watch" and "Trio" are my least favorites, they showcase the classical influence featured in an otherwise hard rocking album.

This album is unfortunately often forgotten, when I think this is the album where it feels like a full band effort and they experimented without forgetting to write songs. It wouldn't be until 2003's The Power to Believe when they would even come close to the high quality of this release. If you enjoy heavy rock with a quirky and funky twist, check this album out. Hope you found this review helpful, feel free to comment!

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