Category Archives: Fusion

(August 6, 2016): Niacin – Prelude and Funky Opus

From the 2012 album, Krush.  A jazz fusion trio (Billy Sheehan, John Novello, and Dennis Chambers)  that takes its name from vitamin B3, which is also reflected in the name of the B3 Hammond organ that Novello plays.  Fans of … Continue reading

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(March 14, 2016): Eumir Deodato – Super Strut

From the 1974 live album, Artistry.  This outing was recorded at the 6th Mississippi River Festival at Southern Illinois University’s Edwardsville campus.  Leonard Slatkin, then the director and conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, agreed to bring over the … Continue reading

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(November 11, 2015): Brian Auger and The Trinity – Listen Here

From the 1970 album, Befour.  This Eddie Harris tune is played here with four drummers – Clive Thaker (lead and fill in), Colin Allen (bass), Barry Reeves (snare), and Mickey Waller (cymbals).  It was recorded in one take.  It is the … Continue reading

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(October 8, 2015): John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – You Know You Know

From the 2014 album, The Boston Record.  Recorded live in Back Bay at the Berklee Performance Center in June 2013.  With Ranjit Barot on drums, Etienne Mbappe on bass, and Gary Husband and keys.  Fuzz-tone, high-energy fusion like the old Mahavishnu … Continue reading

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