Sunday, October 31, 2010

Joe Henderson - In 'n Out

More Joe Henderson because he is the man.

Also featuring Coltrane's rhythm section in McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones, and filling out the line-up is Kenny Dorham and Richard Davies.

Too much awesome in this line-up/album.

In 'n Out (FLAC)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson

And to complete the Davis trifecta, here is another of his later efforts; the soundtrack for a dedication to the boxing great, showcasing more of a rock based approach to fusion. There is much less of an emphasis on atmosphere compared to Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way, instead the groove of each track is the priority... and man, it grooves alright.

A Tribute to Jack Johnson

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

You can't really mention In A Silent Way without the inevitable comparisons to this album right here. This is Davis' most well known fusion album, and is what most people would first associate with the second half of his career.

Quite lengthy, over two discs, but perfect to get lost in.

part 1
part 2

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way

Just realised I haven't posted any Miles Davis at all, which is kind of crazy.

So here you go; the perfect stoner fusion album, and my favourite of his extensive discography.


Link removed at request of somebody making money from somebody else's music.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Broken Water - Whet

Neglected this after my first listen for some reason or another, and just realised I have been missing out.

Really cool stuff, with a nice blend of noise/shoegaze with the 90's indie kind of sound. Will find it's way onto the end of year lists for those who have heard it, no doubt.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Joe Henderson - Inner Urge

Been digging this guy a whole lot in the last week or so, and is quickly becoming one of my favourites. The amount of great albums he has played on is crazy.

Inner Urge is brilliant release from 1964, which features Henderson with half of John Coltrane's legendary quartet (who happen to be two of my favourite musicians of all time), McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones, with Bob Cranshaw rounding it out on bass. Just one look at this line-up is really enough to guarantee greatness, and surprise surprise, it's amazing.

Henderson's relatively understated style works exceedingly well in the hard-bop style, with just a hint of avant garde, in his own compositions. The last two tracks are covers which marks more of a return to base, but the first three originals are brilliant.

"El Barrio" is such an infectious tune; alone worth checking out the album for.

Inner Urge (FLAC)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Electric Masada - At The Mountains Of Madness

Here we have over 2.5 hours of the weird and insane live sounds of the John Zorn led Electric Masada.

From fusion grooves, to avant freak-outs, this is one hell of a trippy jazz (if you can even call it that) experience. While it is very long, and there are multiple performances of some tracks, the amazing quality of performance will keep you from ever becoming bored. Amazing playing and compositions, definitely check this out if you are a fan of, well... interesting music in general, I guess.

Disc 1
Disc 2

Pharoah Sanders - Karma

An album you will feel.

Intensely spiritual, with a very soulful avant garde sound.

You need it.

Link removed, sadly.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Grand Belial's Key - Judeobeast Assassination

Black metal, with a hefty serving of death. Features one of the guitarists from Arghoslent.

One of the tracks is called "Satanicunt".

How can this not rule?

Judeobeast Assassination