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FRANK ZAPPA - The Grand Wazoo (The Mothers) Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - E.S.P. Post Bop | review permalink
HIROMI - Hiromi's Sonicbloom ‎: Time Control Fusion | review permalink
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group : The Way Up Fusion | review permalink
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group ‎: The Road To You (Recorded Live In Europe) World Fusion | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - In a Silent Way Fusion | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - Miles in the Sky Post Bop | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Make a Jazz Noise Here Jazz Related Rock
STEVE JENKINS - Mad Science Eclectic Fusion
MASADA - 50⁴ (Electric Masada) Eclectic Fusion
OZRIC TENTACLES - Erpland Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - One Size Fits All (as Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Over-Nite Sensation (The Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
AREA - Arbeit Macht Frei (Il Lavoro Rende Liberi) Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - Jurassic Shift Jazz Related Rock
JAMES BROWN - The Payback Funk
JAMES BROWN - Revolution of the Mind Funk
PARLIAMENT - Mothership Connection Funk
HERBIE HANCOCK - Maiden Voyage Post Bop
HERBIE HANCOCK - Crossings Fusion
HERBIE HANCOCK - Thrust Funk Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - Dis Is da Drum Acid Jazz
DAVE HOLLAND - Dave Holland Quintet ‎: Extended Play - Live at Birdland Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE - Blue Train Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE - Giant Steps Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme Post Bop
ORNETTE COLEMAN - The Shape of Jazz to Come (aka Le Jazz De Demain) Post Bop
MILES DAVIS - Miles Davis Quintet : Miles Smiles Post Bop
MILES DAVIS - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop
MILES DAVIS - Birth of the Cool Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS - Milestones Hard Bop
MILES DAVIS - Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS - Sketches of Spain Third Stream
MILES DAVIS - Bitches Brew Fusion
MILES DAVIS - A Tribute to Jack Johnson Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Big Fun Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Get Up With It Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Live-Evil Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Dark Magus: Live at Carnegie Hall Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Pangaea Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Agharta Fusion
MILES DAVIS - We Want Miles Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Cookin' at the Plugged Nickel Hard Bop
MILES DAVIS - Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970): It's About That Time Fusion
MILES DAVIS - The Complete in a Silent Way Sessions Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - Romantic Warrior Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - Returns Fusion
CHICK COREA - Elektric Band II : Paint The World (CCEB) Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - Spectrum Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - Crosswinds Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - Shabazz Fusion
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group Fusion
PAT METHENY - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (with Lyle Mays) Post-Fusion Contemporary
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group ‎: Offramp World Fusion
PAT METHENY - Question And Answer (with Dave Holland & Roy Haynes) Post Bop
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group : Still Life (Talking) World Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - Sweetnighter Fusion
GARAJ MAHAL - Blueberry Cave Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Waka/Jawaka Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe (') Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - The Lost Episodes Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Jazz From Hell Third Stream
FRANK ZAPPA - One Shot Deal Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Roxy & Elsewhere (as Zappa/Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Zappa in New York Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 2 Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Broadway the Hard Way Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Wazoo Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Imaginary Diseases Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Trance-Fusion Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Läther Jazz Related Rock
AREA - Caution Radiation Area Jazz Related Rock
SANTANA - Santana III Latin Rock/Soul
JOHN SCOFIELD - Blue Matter Funk Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - Loud Jazz Funk Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - A Go Go Funk Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - The John Scofield Band ‎: überjam Acid Jazz
BRAND X - Unorthodox Behaviour Fusion
BRAND X - Moroccan Roll Fusion
BRAND X - Livestock Fusion
MILES DAVIS - 'Round About Midnight (aka Miles Davis) Hard Bop
THELONIOUS MONK - With John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Bop
ALICE COLTRANE - Journey in Satchidananda Avant-Garde Jazz
JAGA JAZZIST - A Livingroom Hush Nu Jazz
ALICE COLTRANE - Ptah, the El Daoud Avant-Garde Jazz
JOHN COLTRANE - Infinity Avant-Garde Jazz
PHAROAH SANDERS - Karma Avant-Garde Jazz
DAVE BRUBECK - Time Out Cool Jazz
BILL EVANS (PIANO) - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (aka Live At The Village Vanguard) Cool Jazz
AL DI MEOLA - Elegant Gypsy Fusion
LETTUCE - Rage! Funk Jazz | review permalink
SOULIVE - Doin' Something Funk Jazz | review permalink
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - The Inner Mounting Flame Fusion | review permalink
SOULIVE - Up Here Funk Jazz | review permalink
HIROMI - Hiromi's Sonicbloom ‎: Beyond Standard Fusion
HIROMI - Voice Fusion | review permalink
FREDDIE HUBBARD - Straight Life Post Bop | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - The Yellow Shark Third Stream | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Studio Tan Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Sleep Dirt Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Piquantique - Stockholm Aug 21st 1973 [Beat the Boots #8] (Frank Zappa / Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Electric Aunt Jemima [Beat the Boots #9] Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Buffalo Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Road Tapes Venue # 2 Jazz Related Rock
PAT METHENY - From This Place Fusion | review permalink
HIROMI - Another Mind Fusion | review permalink
JOHN ZORN - Naked City Eclectic Fusion
OZRIC TENTACLES - Arborescence Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - The Yumyum Tree Jazz Related Rock
PARLIAMENT - Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome Funk
HERBIE HANCOCK - Empyrean Isles Post Bop
HERBIE HANCOCK - Inventions & Dimensions (aka Succotash) Post Bop
HERBIE HANCOCK - Mwandishi Fusion
HERBIE HANCOCK - Head Hunters Funk Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - Man-Child Funk Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - Flood Funk Jazz
DAVE HOLLAND - Dave Holland Quintet ‎: Not For Nothin' Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE - My Favorite Things Hard Bop
MILES DAVIS - Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop
MILES DAVIS - Nefertiti Post Bop
MILES DAVIS - The Man With the Horn Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Black Beauty: Miles Davis at Filmore West Fusion
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - Apocalypse Fusion
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - Between Nothingness & Eternity Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - Where Have I Known You Before Fusion
CHICK COREA - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Post Bop
CHICK COREA - Duet (Chick & Hiromi) Post Bop
THE ROOTS (US) - Do You Want More?!!!??! Funk
PAT METHENY - Bright Size Life Post Bop
JEFF BECK - Blow by Blow Fusion
JEFF BECK - Wired Fusion
JAN HAMMER - Jan Hammer Group : Oh, Yeah? Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - The Dub Room Special! Jazz Related Rock
AREA - Are(A)zione Jazz Related Rock
CHARLES MINGUS - Mingus Ah Um Hard Bop
CHARLES MINGUS - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - All Night Wrong Fusion
MCCOY TYNER - Asante Post Bop
MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD - Radiolarians III Eclectic Fusion
JAGA JAZZIST - One-Armed Bandit Nu Jazz
VICTOR WOOTEN - A Show of Hands Funk Jazz
MARCUS MILLER - The Ozell Tapes: The Official Bootleg Funk Jazz
KEITH JARRETT - Paris Concert Post-Fusion Contemporary
KEITH JARRETT - The Köln Concert Post-Fusion Contemporary
KEITH TIPPETT - Dedicated To You, But You Weren't Listening Avant-Garde Jazz
AL DI MEOLA - Casino Fusion
JACO PASTORIUS - Jaco Pastorius Fusion
LETTUCE - Live in Tokyo Funk Jazz | review permalink
DAVE HOLLAND - Dave Holland Quintet ‎: Prime Directive Post Bop | review permalink
SOULIVE - Soulive Funk Jazz | review permalink
HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. Post Bop
STANLEY CLARKE - School Days Fusion | review permalink
PAT MARTINO - Live at Yoshi's Post Bop
FRANK ZAPPA - Philly '76 Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Finer Moments Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Hammersmith Odeon Jazz Related Rock
GARAJ MAHAL - Mondo Garaj Fusion | review permalink
JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine Funk
JAMES BROWN - 20 All Time Greatest Hits! RnB
FUNKADELIC - One Nation Under A Groove Funk
FUNKADELIC - America Eats Its Young Funk
PARLIAMENT - Motor Booty Affair Funk
HERBIE HANCOCK - Takin' Off Hard Bop
HERBIE HANCOCK - Secrets Funk Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - Mr. Hands Funk Jazz
JOHN COLTRANE - Lush Life Hard Bop
MILES DAVIS - Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop
MILES DAVIS - Sorcerer Post Bop
MILES DAVIS - Filles de Kilimanjaro Post Bop
MILES DAVIS - On the Corner Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Star People Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Live At The Fillmore East Fusion
SOFT MACHINE - Third Jazz Related Rock
SOFT MACHINE - Fourth Fusion
CHICK COREA - Inner Space Hard Bop
CHICK COREA - Return to Forever Fusion
CHICK COREA - Akoustic Band Post Bop
CHICK COREA - Beneath The Mask (CCEB) Fusion
CHICK COREA - To The Stars (CCEB) Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - A Funky Thide of Sings Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - Live on Tour in Europe Fusion
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group ‎: Letter From Home World Fusion
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group : We Live Here Fusion
PAT METHENY - Trio 99→00 Post Bop
PAT METHENY - Trio → Live Post Bop
WEATHER REPORT - Mysterious Traveller Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - Black Market Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - Heavy Weather Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - 8:30 Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - Uncle Meat (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Does Humor Belong in Music? Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 1 Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 3 Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 4 Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 5 Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Ahead of Their Time (as Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
AREA - Crac! Jazz Related Rock
AREA - Maledetti (maudits) Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - Curious Corn Jazz Related Rock
SANTANA - Abraxas Latin Rock/Soul
SANTANA - Borboletta Fusion
JOHN SCOFIELD - Still Warm Funk Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - I Can See Your House From Here (w/ Pat Metheny) Post Bop
JOHN SCOFIELD - The John Scofield Band : Up All Night Acid Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - Bump Funk Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - This Meets That Post-Fusion Contemporary
JOHN SCOFIELD - Pick Hits Live Funk Jazz
THE METERS - Fire on the Bayou Funk Jazz
TOWER OF POWER - In the Slot Funk
CHARLES MINGUS - Cornell 1964 Post Bop
CHARLES MINGUS - Blues & Roots Hard Bop
BRAND X - Masques Fusion
BRAND X - Do They Hurt? Jazz Related Rock
BRAND X - Missing Period Fusion
BRAND X - Xcommunication Fusion
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - Atavachron Fusion
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - Secrets Fusion
NUCLEUS - We'll Talk About It Later Fusion
NUCLEUS - Elastic Rock Fusion
MCCOY TYNER - The Real McCoy Post Bop
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group : First Circle World Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Miles Ahead (with Gil Evans) Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS - Water Babies Post Bop
BÉLA FLECK - #Rock?et > Sci?ence? World Fusion
MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD - Radiolarians I Eclectic Fusion
MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD - Radiolarians II Eclectic Fusion
VICTOR WOOTEN - Live in America Funk Jazz
VICTOR WOOTEN - Yin-Yang Funk Jazz
VICTOR WOOTEN - Soul Circus Funk Jazz
MARCUS MILLER - Funk Jazz
MARCUS MILLER - Silver Rain Funk Jazz
JOHN ZORN - O'o (The Dreamers) Exotica
KEITH JARRETT - Arbour Zena Third Stream
SUN RA - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (aka Cosmic Equation aka The Cosmos) Avant-Garde Jazz
ORNETTE COLEMAN - Change of the Century Post Bop
CECIL TAYLOR - Conquistador! Avant-Garde Jazz
BILL EVANS (PIANO) - Bill Evans With Jeremy Steig : What's New Hard Bop
AHMAD JAMAL - The Awakening Post Bop
TONY WILLIAMS - The Tony Williams Lifetime ‎: Emergency!(2LP) Fusion
JEAN-LUC PONTY - Enigmatic Ocean Fusion
CARLOS SANTANA - Love Devotion Surrender (with John McLaughlin) Fusion
JEAN-LUC PONTY - Mystical Adventures Fusion
MILES DAVIS - Live in Poland Fusion
BILL BRUFORD - One Of A Kind Jazz Related Rock
BÉLA FLECK - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones World Fusion
BÉLA FLECK - Little Worlds World Fusion
LETTUCE - Outta Here Funk Jazz | review permalink
LETTUCE - Fly Funk Jazz | review permalink
SOULIVE - Get Down! Soul Jazz | review permalink
SOULIVE - Turn It Out Soul Jazz | review permalink
TRIBAL TECH - X Fusion | review permalink
THE BLACKBYRDS - City Life Funk Jazz
THE CRUSADERS - Crusaders 1 Funk Jazz
THE BLACKBYRDS - The Blackbyrds Funk Jazz
SOULIVE - Rubber Soulive Funk Jazz | review permalink
DEREK SHERINIAN - Oceana Fusion | review permalink
STANLEY CLARKE - Stanley Clarke Fusion | review permalink
HIROMI - Spiral Post-Fusion Contemporary
ALAIN CARON - Sep7entrion Fusion | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Guitar Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's Menage Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Road Tapes, Venue #1 Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - Strangeitude Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - The Floor's Too Far Away Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - Spirals in Hyperspace Jazz Related Rock
JAMES BROWN - Get on the Good Foot Funk
JAMES BROWN - Hell Funk
JAMES BROWN - Star Time Funk
HERBIE HANCOCK - Sextant Fusion
JOHN COLTRANE - Soultrane Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE - Ascension Avant-Garde Jazz
MILES DAVIS - Doo-Bop Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
SOFT MACHINE - Six Fusion
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - Visions of the Emerald Beyond Fusion
CHICK COREA - Friends Fusion
CHICK COREA - The Chick Corea EleKtric Band Fusion
CHICK COREA - Eye of The Beholder (CCEB) Fusion
CHICK COREA - Inside Out (CCEB) Fusion
HIROMI - Brain Post-Fusion Contemporary
BILLY COBHAM - Total Eclipse Fusion
PAT METHENY - Pat Metheny Group : American Garage Fusion
PAT METHENY - Metheny Mehldau (with Mehldau) Post Bop
WEATHER REPORT - I Sing the Body Electric Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - Weather Report Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - Tale Spinnin' Fusion
JEFF BECK - There and Back Fusion
JEFF BECK - Jeff Beck With the Jan Hammer Group Live Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Tinseltown Rebellion Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Baby Snakes Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 6 Jazz Related Rock
AREA - 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano! Jazz Related Rock
OZRIC TENTACLES - Become the Other Jazz Related Rock
SANTANA - Santana Latin Rock/Soul
SANTANA - Amigos Latin Rock/Soul
JOHN SCOFIELD - Electric Outlet Funk Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - Time on My Hands Soul Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - Live Post Bop
HERBIE HANCOCK - Fat Albert Rotunda Funk Jazz
JOHN SCOFIELD - Quiet Post-Fusion Contemporary
TOWER OF POWER - Urban Renewal Funk
TOWER OF POWER - Back to Oakland Funk
TOWER OF POWER - The Oakland Zone Funk
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - Metal Fatigue Fusion
MCCOY TYNER - Trident Post Bop
MILES DAVIS - Porgy and Bess Third Stream
VICTOR WOOTEN - What Did He Say? Funk Jazz
KEITH JARRETT - Spirits Post-Fusion Contemporary
JOE FARRELL - Moon Germs Fusion
PHAROAH SANDERS - Elevation Avant-Garde Jazz
DAVE BRUBECK - NYC Carnegie Hall Cool Jazz
BILL EVANS (PIANO) - Bill Evans at Town Hall, Volume 1 Post Bop
AHMAD JAMAL - In Concert (aka Live at the Midem aka Morning Of The Carnival) Post Bop
AHMAD JAMAL - Rossiter Road Fusion
AL DI MEOLA - Land of the Midnight Sun Fusion
SOULIVE - Next Funk Jazz | review permalink
SOULIVE - Turn It Out [Remixed] Funk Jazz | review permalink
STANLEY CLARKE - Journey to Love Fusion | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Bongo Fury (with Beefheart & Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Playground Psychotics Jazz Related Rock
ROBERT WYATT - Rock Bottom Pop/Art Song/Folk
JOHN SCOFIELD - Piety Street RnB
JAMES BROWN - There It Is Funk
HERBIE HANCOCK - Future Shock Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
MILES DAVIS - Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - Birds of Fire Fusion
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - The Lost Trident Sessions Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - Chick Corea & Return To Forever : Light As A Feather Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - No Mystery Fusion
CHICK COREA - My Spanish Heart Fusion
CHICK COREA - The Leprechaun Fusion
CHICK COREA - The Mad Hatter Fusion
CHICK COREA - Light Years (CCEB) Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - Magic Fusion
JEFF BECK - Who Else! Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Absolutely Free (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - We're Only in It for the Money (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Orchestral Favorites Third Stream
FRANK ZAPPA - Sheik Yerbouti Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - You Are What You Is Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's Garage: Act I Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's Garage: Acts II & III Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Civilization Phaze III Third Stream
FRANK ZAPPA - Mystery Disc Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Everything Is Healing Nicely Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Halloween Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - FZ:OZ Jazz Related Rock
SANTANA - Welcome Fusion
JOHN SCOFIELD - Who's Who? Fusion
JOHN SCOFIELD - John Scofield (aka East Meets West) Post Bop
JOHN SCOFIELD - Rough House Post Bop
JOHN SCOFIELD - Flat Out Hard Bop
JOHN SCOFIELD - Groove Elation! Soul Jazz
JIMI HENDRIX - Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix Experience) Jazz Related Rock
TOWER OF POWER - East Bay Grease Funk
TOWER OF POWER - Bump City Funk
TOWER OF POWER - Tower of Power Funk
PAT METHENY - Day Trip (feat. Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez) Fusion
VICTOR WOOTEN - Palmystery Funk Jazz
MILES DAVIS - Amandla Post-Fusion Contemporary
KEITH JARRETT - La Scala Post-Fusion Contemporary
WAYNE SHORTER - Footprints Live! Post-Fusion Contemporary
JACK DEJOHNETTE - Trio Beyond - Saudades (with Larry Goldings & John Scofield) Fusion
KEITH JARRETT - Sun Bear Concerts Avant-Garde Jazz
JAMES BLOOD ULMER - Tales of Captain Black Eclectic Fusion
ORNETTE COLEMAN - Tomorrow Is the Question! Post Bop
DON CHERRY - Where Is Brooklyn? Avant-Garde Jazz
ORNETTE COLEMAN - The Art of the Improvisers Avant-Garde Jazz
ORNETTE COLEMAN - At the Golden Circle, Stockholm Vol.1 Avant-Garde Jazz
ORNETTE COLEMAN - At the Golden Circle, Stockholm Vol.2 Avant-Garde Jazz
CHET BAKER - My Favourite Songs - The Last Great Concert Cool Jazz
TERJE RYPDAL - After the Rain Fusion
TERJE RYPDAL - Terje Rypdal Fusion
TONY WILLIAMS - The Tony Williams Lifetime ‎: (Turn It Over) Fusion
FREDDIE HUBBARD - First Light Fusion
JACK DEJOHNETTE - Sorcery Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - Live The Complete Concert Fusion
JOE FARRELL - Upon This Rock Fusion
JOHN ABERCROMBIE - Timeless Fusion
SOULIVE - Break Out Funk Jazz | review permalink
LENNY WHITE - The Adventures of Astral Pirates Fusion
CALDERA - Caldera Fusion
KING CRIMSON - Red Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Fillmore East - June 1971 (The Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - The Ark (Frank 's Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's Corsage Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Carnegie Hall Jazz Related Rock
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - Inner Worlds Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - Inner Conflicts Fusion
JEFF BECK - Guitar Shop Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Freak Out! (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Lumpy Gravy 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 - Zoot Allures Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention Jazz Related Rock
BRAND X - Product Jazz Related Rock
MILES DAVIS - Decoy Fusion
BOTHERS JOHNSON - Look Out for #1 Funk
EDDIE HENDERSON - Realization Fusion
WAYNE SHORTER - Alegria Post-Fusion Contemporary
ANTHONY BRAXTON - Creative Orchestra Music 1976 Avant-Garde Jazz
BILL EVANS (PIANO) - Waltz for Debby Cool Jazz
GERRY MULLIGAN - What Is There to Say?(aka News From Blueport aka My Funny Valentine) Cool Jazz
TERJE RYPDAL - What Comes After Fusion
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - I. O. U. Fusion
TERJE RYPDAL - Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette Fusion
NIACIN - Organik Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - Live in Tokyo Fusion
BILLY COBHAM - Stratus Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - Beat the Boots III (six albums) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Mothermania Jazz Related Rock
GONG - You: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 3 Jazz Related Rock
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) Jazz Related Rock
HERBIE HANCOCK - Sunlight RnB
MILES DAVIS - Tutu Pop/Art Song/Folk
PAT METHENY - Song X (with Ornette Coleman ) Avant-Garde Jazz
JAN HAMMER - The First Seven Days Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - The Man From Utopia Jazz Related Rock
AREA - Concerto Teatro Uomo Jazz Related Rock
TOWER OF POWER - Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now Funk
ART PEPPER - Art Pepper + Eleven Cool Jazz
ART PEPPER - Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS - Aura Fusion
TERJE RYPDAL - Descendre Fusion
AL DI MEOLA - Splendido Hotel Fusion
KING CRIMSON - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - 200 Motels Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger Third Stream
FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's XMasage Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Just Another Band From L.A. (The Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle Jazz Related Rock
RETURN TO FOREVER - Musicmagic Fusion
SOULIVE - No Place Like Soul RnB | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall Fusion
FRANK ZAPPA - London Symphony Orchestra, Volume 1 Third Stream
FRANK ZAPPA - Them or Us Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Thing-Fish Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - London Symphony Orchestra, Vol.II Third Stream
FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's Domage Jazz Related Rock
SANTANA - Caravanserai Latin Rock/Soul
FRANK ZAPPA - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Francesco Zappa Third Stream
AGUSTÍ FERNÁNDEZ - Aurora Post-Fusion Contemporary
FRANK ZAPPA - Live At Notre Dame University May 12, 1974 - Unmitigated Audacity (as Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention) Jazz Related Rock

Jazz Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Fusion 137 3.85
2 Jazz Related Rock 107 3.65
3 Post Bop 39 4.23
4 Funk Jazz 38 4.16
5 Funk 22 3.70
6 Hard Bop 18 4.28
7 Avant-Garde Jazz 16 3.69
8 Post-Fusion Contemporary 13 3.42
9 Cool Jazz 11 3.59
10 Third Stream 11 3.00
11 World Fusion 8 4.38
12 Eclectic Fusion 7 4.29
13 Latin Rock/Soul 5 3.30
14 RnB 4 2.63
15 Soul Jazz 4 3.63
16 Acid Jazz 3 4.67
17 Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2 3.25
18 Nu Jazz 2 4.75
19 Pop/Art Song/Folk 2 2.75
20 Progressive Big Band 1 4.50
21 Exotica 1 4.00
22 Bop 1 5.00

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PAT METHENY From This Place

Album · 2020 · Fusion
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Pat is back! With a new lineup, bringing over long-time bandmate at this point, Antonio Sanchez, on drums. On bass is Linda May Han Oh, and on piano is Gwilym Simcock. The band is backed up by an orchestra. This is arguably one of his best albums over a 50 year career, which is quite a feat this late in the game. I haven't felt this great about a Pat Metheny album since The Way Up, released almost 15 years prior to this album. There's been some good stuff released in between, but nothing that has been as enjoyable as anything from 2005 and earlier... until From This Place.

From the massive prog-jazz opening track America Undefined, to the final heartfelt Love May Take Awhile, this album is a journey, and an emotional roller coaster, as Pat's best albums usually are. I enjoy every track here. The opener is very intense, with even some kind of rock out section in the last part, very exciting way to open things up. Same River is very classic Pat Metheny, Pathmaker is possibly the most fun tune on this album, and the harmonica player from The Way Up appears on The Past Is Us, a great tune. The emotional title song touches on the political climate of the late 2010s, but I think the final two pieces, Sixty-Six, written for Pat's age at the time, and the aforementioned Love May Take Awhile, are two of the most powerful pieces of music Pat has put out yet. The orchestral strings really shine on these last two.

I am reminded of Lyle Mays throughout this album, who passed away about a week before this album was released. The tune Sixty-Six takes on a whole other meaning for that is the age Lyle was at his passing, and the music is reminiscent of the Pat Metheny Group classic, "Last Train Home" makes it seem like a tribute to the life of Lyle Mays. The piano work of Gwilym Simcock is to be commended as he really brings out the spirit of Lyle throughout the music of From This Place. The orchestra does this as well, providing the synth-heavy background ambience Lyle would often provide in the PMG along with is piano playing, with an orchestra instead.

Overall, this album is like a marriage of Secret Story and The Way Up, while also bringing back some of the mid-Western sound from the 70s bands, with a pinch of the 80s PMG sound for good measure. All the while pushing things forward, there are many surprises throughout, some things I've never heard Pat do before. As far as his guitar playing, of course it's fantastic as usual, but this time he sounds more inspired than usual as of late, and his classic tone is back. Pat has never sounded so good. His clean guitar tone here is well balanced and warm, unlike his previous few albums where his tone was dry, far-away sounding, and cold.

Highly recommended for anyone who is even slightly into Pat's music. Great album from the modern master of Jazz.

FRANK ZAPPA The Yellow Shark

Live album · 1993 · Third Stream
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This review is based on the 2012 reissue.

The Yellow Shark is such a great album. It's breathtaking at times, and doesn't get all tense, scary, and nervous like the London Symphony Orchestra album does (which is a totally different beast of an album anyway). Frank comes out and tells the audience to "get serious, folks", even though he says to throw any panties off to the side of the stage.

The Zappa classics that get a makeover here are outstanding, and rival their earlier versions. I'm especially keen on the Dog Breath Variations and the Uncle Meat theme, because they translate so well to an orchestra. The sound is also outstanding, not only one of the best sounding Frank Zappa albums, but also one of the best sounding albums from anyone that I've ever heard.

Most of the tunes get a HUGE applause from the crowd, especially the final G-Spot Tornado, which itself is a remarkable rendition of a tune Zappa originally wrote for the Synclavier machine on Jazz From Hell, never meant to be played by actual musicians, but the crowd roars with cheers and applause, and apparently went on for over 20 minutes, and the fade out with the crowd still going crazy is a testament to that. I don't know if I've ever heard a live recording from any band or artist where the applause lasted so long that they eventually had to fade it out, as we do get to hear a good chunk of it. Another synclavier song that made it here is The Girl In The Magnesium Dress, which sounds cool because I think Frank wrote it with just his hands going up and down the keys of the synclavier keyboard, yet it got transcribed and played by this wonderful orchestra.

As for the new songs, they are also excellent. Some of them are minimalistic, as that seems to be the direction Zappa was going, but I believe the direction he took in the early 90s was, in part, due to his diagnosis of having cancer. Still, songs like Food Gathering in Post-Industrial America, 1992 and Welcome To The United States are some of the coolest pieces of music Frank wrote. The former brings some humor which was missing from a few tracks prior. The latter is cool because a form given to people entering the U.S. is recited over the music, which itself is very dramatic, and in classic Zappa form, reacts to what is being said by the performer. It reminds me of something Captain Beefheart would do, like on The Grand Wazoo from The Lost Episodes (not to be confused with The Grand Wazoo from the album of the same name; The Lost Episodes one is a completely different song).

The case it comes in is beautiful, and the pictures in the giant booklet are great; some are funny, some are just plain cool, but there's one that makes me sad, it's the last one, with some of the guys Frank worked with around that time, like producers and mixers, and they're sitting around him and everyone is smiling, but Frank clearly hadn't shaved for months, meaning the pic was taken not too long before he passed. He knew his time was coming.

I always put The Yellow Shark off because I wasn't ready for it and other orchestral albums because I just wanted the rock and fusion stuff back when I first got into his music. And then when the reissues started coming out and I started collecting them, I still held off on getting The Yellow Shark (and Civilization Phaze III still), but now I realize that was a major error on my part, and I've been keeping myself from listening to one of Zappa's last great works, and it really is one of the best projects he ever put together. If only he had even a few more months to cherish it. He always said he made music for himself, and if others liked it, cool. But us fans have had more time to digest those last couple of releases than he ever did, even though he wrote the music. Point is, The Yellow Shark is magnificent, and I only wish I got it sooner, but now I can listen to it whenever I want.

Don't hold off on getting this album if you are a Zappa fan already, this is an essential piece of music. I wouldn't recommend this to a Zappa newbie, but maybe after you've got 10 or so albums, maybe this would be a good intro to his orchestral work, though I'd argue that any of them are good to start with. This one, however, does have the best sound, with the best intentions from the performers. Masterpiece of prog, classical, third stream, of music.

FREDDIE HUBBARD Straight Life

Album · 1971 · Post Bop
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One of the best jazz albums of the 1970s.

The lineup alone should tell you this is a classic album. Some excellent performances from everyone. The music is mostly post-bop with hints of jazz-fusion from Herbie Hancock's electric piano and George Benson's electric guitar. Big, long improvisations is the name of the game, as was somewhat common among many of the great jazz artists around this time in the early 1970s.

Freddie Hubbard sounds absolutely inspired on this record, blowing some wild and furious horn lines on top of the funky rhythms, as well as Hancock, as usual.

The cover of the Statue of Liberty gives this album an identity of that with New York City, and this album does bring to mind being there, as it has that vibe, not unlike some of Miles Davis' albums. Speaking of Miles, any fan of his during his mid-late 60s era, as well as the 70s era, should stop reading this review and get this album. In fact, many of Freddie's albums feature Miles alumni, so you can't go wrong with Freddie Hubbard.

If you're looking for jazz from the 1970s that's more jazz than fusion, this album is a great place to start.

ALAIN CARON Sep7entrion

Album · 2010 · Fusion
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Another great modern fusion recording. I'm telling you, the last few years have seen some of the best jazz-fusion albums this side of the 1970s. This album "Sep7entrion" (the "7" is stands for a "T") has everything you want. Rock-heavy riffs, fantastic thick bass lines, tight drums, odd-time rhythms, funky grooves, and some great melody lines that remind me of Return To Forever, Chick Corea Elektric Band, (no wonder, as Frank Gambale is on this album), Jaco Pastorius' self titled, and Brand X. Alain Caron is one of the most technically proficient jazz bassist around, up there with the likes of Victor Wooten.

What makes this stand out from other modern fusion albums is the great compositional talent from Caron. The music progresses, and goes through an array of moods. I never heard of Damien Schmitt before, but he is so in the pocket behind the drum kit, that I sometimes think he's the star of the show. Very talented musician.

The grooves on this album are what make me keep coming back to this album. All the technical proficiency from everyone involved is great and all, but they really know how to make your body move. This a fusion album I recommend anyone into the genre to check out. You won't be disappointed. This would be a 5 star album if not for the fact that the energy level drops a bit on the last 2 tracks, but otherwise, this is a fantastic album.

HIROMI Voice

Album · 2011 · Fusion
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This album is great. I like all of Hiromi's albums, but this one, along with her classic album "Time Control", is among the best fusion albums you'll come across this side of the 21st century. Besides the fact that she is a virtuoso pianist, she also knows how to write a tune, catchy melodies, and top that off with some of the best jazz piano playing ever. She does dabble with keyboard sounds on all her albums, this album is no exception. Thing is, don't expect too much, as this is mostly a piano-dominated record, with bass and drums backing her up. But as I said, her piano playing is great, and there are some tracks that are just so beautiful, it may make you cry ;) Cuts like "Temptation" really bring out her soul and contain some gorgeous playing from her.

But this is a fusion album, and the record starts off with the title song, in progressive rock fashion, piano riffs galore. The next track is a reprise of a tune from her other masterpiece album "Time Control", something she's been doing for most of her catalog. So she has the 'rock' mentality for sure, she just doesn't need guitars or keyboard effects to achieve what she needs to. I will admit, I do somewhat miss her quartet that is on Time Control and Beyond Standard, but since this is labeled as a "Trio Project" hopefully they'll return on a future album. Get this album, one of the best modern jazz/fusion albums, and nice to hear such a good album coming out in a year like 2011.

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