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JONI MITCHELL - Song to a Seagull Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
JONI MITCHELL - Blue Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
STEELY DAN - Aja Jazz Related RnB
QUARTO SENSORIAL - A + B Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe (') Jazz Related Rock
LOUIS ARMSTRONG - What a Wonderful World Classic (1920s) Jazz
DAVE BRUBECK - Time Out Cool Jazz
JACQUES LOUSSIER - Satie - Gymnopédies-Gnossiennes Third Stream
PEKKA POHJOLA - Urban Tango Jazz Related Rock
JIMI HENDRIX - Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix Experience) Jazz Related Rock
JIMI HENDRIX - Axis: Bold as Love (Jimi Hendrix Experience) Jazz Related Rock
QUARTO SENSORIAL - Quarto Sensorial Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Over-Nite Sensation (The Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
JONI MITCHELL - Hejira Vocal Jazz | review permalink
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - The Allman Brothers Band Jazz Related Rock
RAY CHARLES - The Genius of Ray Charles Jazz Related RnB
RAY CHARLES - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Jazz Related RnB
HERMETO PASCOAL - Zabumbê-bum-á World Fusion
HERMETO PASCOAL - Cérebro magnético World Fusion
HERMETO PASCOAL - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (aka The Legendary Improviser) World Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - Classic Albums: Apostrophe (') Over-Nite Sensation Jazz Related Rock
HATFIELD AND THE NORTH - The Rotters' Club Jazz Related Rock
MARBIN - Breaking The Cycle Jazz Related Rock
JONI MITCHELL - Ladies of the Canyon Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
JONI MITCHELL - Court and Spark Vocal Jazz
STEELY DAN - Can't Buy a Thrill Jazz Related RnB
JORGE PESCARA - Knight Without Armour Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Freak Out! (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Are What You Is Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Mothermania Jazz Related Rock
HOWEVER - Sudden Dusk Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
DIALETO - The Last Tribe Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
AIRTO MOREIRA - Seeds On The Ground - The Natural Sounds Of Airto World Fusion
AL DI MEOLA - Land of the Midnight Sun Fusion
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - Sinfonia de tango Latin Jazz
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - Muerte del Angel Latin Jazz
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - The Central Park Concert Latin Jazz
MYSTERIES OF THE REVOLUTION - Mysteries Of The Revolution Nu Jazz | review permalink
DEWA BUDJANA - Joged Kahyangan Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
AREA - Arbeit Macht Frei (Il Lavoro Rende Liberi) Jazz Related Rock
SUSAN CLYNES - Life Is... Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
DEWA BUDJANA - Dawai in Paradise World Fusion
BRAND X - Missing Period Fusion
TOHPATI - Tribal Dance Fusion
TOHPATI - Tohpati Ethnomission: Save The Planet World Fusion | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
COLOSSEUM/COLOSSEUM II - Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh Jazz Related Rock
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Sonho 70 World Fusion
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Academia de danças World Fusion
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Corações Futuristas World Fusion
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Solo World Fusion
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Circense World Fusion
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Egberto Gismonti (1973) World Fusion
GONZALO RUBALCABA - Live In Havanna Volume 1 (aka Concatenacion Vol. 1) Latin Jazz
NIECHĘĆ - Niechęć Nu Jazz | review permalink
AREA - 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano! Jazz Related Rock
COUNT BASIE - Basie (aka E=MC2 + Count Basie Orchestra) Big Band
COLOSSEUM/COLOSSEUM II - Those Who Are About to Die Salute You Jazz Related Rock
HATFIELD AND THE NORTH - Hatfield and the North Jazz Related Rock
JONI MITCHELL - Miles of Aisles Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
MANDRILL - Beast From the East Funk
CHEIRO DE VIDA - Cheiro de Vida Fusion
JIMI HENDRIX - Classic Albums: Electric Ladyland Jazz Related Rock
JIMI HENDRIX - Electric Ladyland (Jimi Hendrix Experience) Jazz Related Rock
MORAINE - Metamorphic Rock Jazz Related Rock
MORAINE - Manifest Density Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - 200 Motels Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Make a Jazz Noise Here Jazz Related Rock
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY - Burden Of Proof Fusion | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Absolutely Free (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Safe As Milk Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
DIALETO - Chromatic Freedom Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
BRAND X - Unorthodox Behaviour Fusion
BRAND X - Live at the Roxy LA Jazz Related Rock
THE LOCALS - The Young Lovers Jazz Related Rock
TOHPATI - Tohpati Bertiga: Riot Eclectic Fusion
BRAND X - Is There Anything About? Fusion
ROBERT WYATT - Rock Bottom Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
ROBERT WYATT - 4 Track EP Jazz Related Rock
PEKKA POHJOLA - Pihkasilmä kaarnakorva Jazz Related Rock
CHET BAKER - Chet Baker and Strings (aka Love Walked In) Cool Jazz
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Dança Das Cabeças World Fusion
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Saudacoes World Fusion
CHESTER THOMPSON (KEYBOARDS) - Powerhouse Funk Jazz
ETHEL AZAMA - Exotic Dreams Vocal Jazz
JEFF BECK - Wired Fusion
BOOKER T & THE MGS - Green Onions (aka Booker T & The MG's) Jazz Related RnB
HERMETO PASCOAL - Slaves Mass World Fusion
PEKKA POHJOLA - Harakka Bialoipokku / B the Magpie Jazz Related Rock
DAVE WECKL - Master Plan Fusion
STEELY DAN - Countdown to Ecstasy Jazz Related RnB
FRANK ZAPPA - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Uncle Meat (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Chunga's Revenge Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Fillmore East - June 1971 (The Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Broadway the Hard Way Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Lumpy Gravy Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
JON LORD - Before I Forget Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
DEAN WATSON - Imposing Elements Fusion | review permalink
DOUBT - Never Pet a Burning dog Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - We're Only in It for the Money (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - Hard Hat Area Fusion
THE WRONG OBJECT - Stories from the Shed Fusion
AREA - Crac! Jazz Related Rock
AZYMUTH - Azimüth (aka Early Days) Funk Jazz
AZYMUTH - Águia Não Come Mosca (aka Latin Essentials From The Warner Archives Volume 11) Funk Jazz
BEIA COME ABA - Beia Come Aba Jazz Related Improv/Composition
EGBERTO GISMONTI - Egberto Gismonti World Fusion
SOFT MACHINE - Floating World Live Fusion
TONY LEVIN (BASS) - Levin Torn White Jazz Related Rock
EDU LOBO - Cantiga de Longe Bossa Nova
SIMAK DIALOG - Patahan World Fusion
BEPPE CROVELLA - What's Rattlin' On The Moon? - A Personal Vision Of The Music Of Mike Ratledge Jazz Related Improv/Composition
LIGRO - Dictionary 2 Fusion
ELTON DEAN - The Unbelievable Truth (with The Wrong Object) Fusion
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - None Too Soon Fusion
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie Third Stream
PERCY JONES - Cape Catastrophe Jazz Related Rock
AREA - Caution Radiation Area Jazz Related Rock
DUŠAN JEVTOVIĆ - Am I Walking Wrong? Jazz Related Rock
DEWA BUDJANA - Surya Namaskar Fusion
AZYMUTH - Light as a Feather Jazz Related RnB
ANTHONY PIROG - Palo Colorado Dream Jazz Related Rock
JON LORD - Windows Third Stream | review permalink
IRON KIM STYLE - Iron Kim Style Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
XAVI REIJA - Resolution Eclectic Fusion
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY - Soft Machine Legacy Jazz Related Rock
JOHN PATITUCCI - Heart of the Bass Fusion
SOFT MACHINE - Drop Avant-Garde Jazz
PERIGEO - Azimut Jazz Related Rock

Jazz Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Jazz Related Rock 54 3.50
2 Fusion 18 3.03
3 World Fusion 17 3.74
4 Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 7 4.14
5 Jazz Related RnB 7 3.64
6 Latin Jazz 4 4.00
7 Third Stream 3 3.00
8 Vocal Jazz 3 3.83
9 Cool Jazz 3 4.00
10 Eclectic Fusion 3 2.50
11 Funk Jazz 3 3.17
12 Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2 2.75
13 Avant-Garde Jazz 2 2.00
14 Nu Jazz 2 4.00
15 Post-Fusion Contemporary 1 4.00
16 Big Band 1 3.50
17 Bossa Nova 1 2.50
18 Classic (1920s) Jazz 1 4.50
19 Funk 1 3.50

Latest Albums Reviews

NIECHĘĆ Niechęć

Album · 2016 · Nu Jazz
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This young Polish band was a complete surprise for me!

On their second album, the selt titled Niechęć (pronounced Niehenti) managed to do the feat of mixing quite disparate things like Post Rock and Jazz Rock and making them work together!

At various times the Jazz Fusion school, which is so strong in Poland, takes us by storm and even I, who do not like Jazz Fusion, just gave up and enjoy their music.

44 minutes of quality music that is worth checking and, even though I didn't hear many new albums in these last two years, one of the best albums released in Poland in 2016!

JONI MITCHELL Hejira

Album · 1976 · Vocal Jazz
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Flashback: About 15 years ago it was not as easy as today, the internet world already existed and already gave all the signs of what the future would be like for music, but it still was not what it is today: a click and we heard a record...

So, my first real exposure to the music of Joni Mitchell was with what I could lay my hands on: and it was the 'Dog Eat Dog' album that I accidentally found in a second hand shop in the center of São Paulo for less than a dollar.

Well, now I know that this is not even close the best way to know Joni's music, Dog Eat Dog is pretty bad.

Back to the present. A few days ago I was watching for the second time the documentary Jaco and she appeared there talking about the album Hejira (in which Jaco Pastorius plays), and suddenly I remembered how much I love her music and that I had not yet heard Hejira.

Joni Mitchell has always been a goddess as a songwriter, her way of playing the guitar (with several different tunings) open new melodies and her compositions gain an even more original air. It's no different in Hejira. This record sounds so modern and up to date, even today. It fits in with Jazz Fusion, which had been developed a few years prior and was about to open doors with names like Weather Report, Return to Forever and Al Di Meola, but it is also Folk and it works, very well!

Hejira is a pleasure to hear from beginning to end and worth the hearing.

TOHPATI Tohpati Ethnomission: Save The Planet

Album · 2010 · World Fusion
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Tohpati Ethnomission's a group from Indonesia, yeah, Indonesia. And probably the first thing we have in mind when we think about this country is some kind of exhotic music, well, it's not that the exhotic don't make any part of the group's music, but it's not the main focus here, the 'thing' here is gather both together, exhotic and 'secular' music, like jazz/fusion, progressive rock and rock n roll. The mind behind the group is Tohpati (guitars), that is also part of simakDIALOG. In Save The Planet, first album of Tohpati Ethnomission he's with Indro Hardjodikoro (bass), Endang Ramdan (percussion), Demas Narawangsa (drums and percussion) that had only 16 years old on the time they recorded, Diki Suwarjiki (suling, a kind of flute) and Lestari (voice on track 2).

What we have in Save The Planet is quite good, in fact, more than good. Highlits like 'Selamatkan Bumi' and his 9 minutes long, 'Drama' (that reminds some King Crimson's Robert Fripp moments), 'Ethno Funk', 'Inspirasi Baru' (and the great bass solo), 'Perang Tanding' (moments that resembles some Frank Zappa) and 'Amarah' (and the various guitars), shows us that the band have A LOT of potential.

But unfortunatelly the group sometimes bet on calm and slow compositions, which I don't like, I don't think it fits their style.

But all in all Save The Planet worth the hearing! Specially when it comes to jazz rock/fusion lovers. The album have some irregularities but shows clearly the bright future Tohpati and his mates can have if they keep playing and writing like that. It's a waiting game, but in my opinion it'll worth.

DEWA BUDJANA Joged Kahyangan

Album · 2013 · Post-Fusion Contemporary
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Really nice and smoothy album by Indonesian guitar player Dewa Budjana! I got used to have Moonjune Records albums in a Jazz Fusion line and this kind of music really don't hold any water for me as I prefer something that was built and something with melody.

For my surprise Joged Kahyangan (2013) is one of this records! Dewa instead of trying to go on full Free Jazz do what you want wrote some really pretty melodies in a more traditional Jazz style, there's even a Vocal Jazz track on the album (As You Leave My Nest) with singer Janis Siegel.

This is the kind of album that is indeed a joy to listen to and you can enjoy it even while reading, but that doesn't make it a 'background music' album as Dewa is a great guitar player and the line up on the album is amazing.

Recommended! Please Moonjune, more of this kind of releases!

MYSTERIES OF THE REVOLUTION Mysteries Of The Revolution

Album · 2008 · Nu Jazz
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Mysteries Of The Revolution is a trio from England that plays a mix of Instrumental Jazz Rock with touchs of Progressive Rock and Jazz Fusion here and there. The trio is formed by BB Davis (drums, flutes, percussion and vocals), Dan Biro (keyboards and percussion) and Mark Smith (bass). Their self-titled debut album was released in 2008 by Blue Serene Focus and according to the band they're now in studio recording their second album.

To be honest with you I was expecting some Jazz Fusion nonsense with loads of free improvised music and not much direction to it. What a mistake!

Mysteries Of The Revolution (2008) is an album that pretty much follows the Symphonic Prog patch in many moments (like in the fantastic 'The Crunch') but with a Jazz Rock feeling to it like in bands as Weather Report or Passport. More Jazz Rock/Prog moments can also be heard in 'Romantica'. We have some more pure Jazz moments in 'Storius Sensorius' and in the bass moment of 'Nico' where Mark Smith shines with amazing lines.

There's some small moments on the record and I do think that 64 minutes is way too much for an album like this but the overall feeling that stays after listening to Mysteries Of The Revolution (2008) is that we have a great album with a fantastic production and musicianship and loads of great vintage sounding instruments.

This is an album that you can easily listen with a smile on your face. A must have for Jazz Rock lovers!

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