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Jazz plus X...fifty years of fusions.

John Tree "Finding the good stuff"
 
Kind of Blue
Kind of Blue
"Miles at his smoky late fifties best... a classic 3am listen. No fusion here, but every jazz list has to contain this album by law."
Getz / Gilberto
Getz / Gilberto
"Definitive Bossa Nova...cool as Pimms on the lawn on a summers day."
In A Silent Way
In A Silent Way
"Opened the floodgates to Jazz-Rock fusion. Stark, cool, magnificent."
Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
"Mambo/Salsa infectious grooves for dancers...great collection of artists ...includes the stonking Mambo Tipico by Tito Puente."
Ghana Soundz: Afrobeat, Funk and Fusion in the 70's
Ghana Soundz: Afrobeat, Funk and Fusion in the 70's
"Great collection of Ghanaian Afrobeat."
Zombie
Zombie
"Fela Kuti combines African grooves with Jazz licks for this funky effervescent album."
Beginner's Guide To Salsa - 3 x CD Box Set
Beginner's Guide To Salsa - 3 x CD Box Set
"Cuban/Puerto Rican styles mixed with Jazz to form Salsa...this is an excellent primer at a bargain price (3CD set)"
The Inner Mounting Flame
The Inner Mounting Flame
"McLaughlin leads his first band...explosive, intricate, mindblowing  spiritual fusion"
Six
Six
"Disciplined Brit-Jazz-Rock-Minimal hybrid...utilised repeating phrases mirroring Systems Music, and (dare i say it?) a precursor to sampler music? Mesmerising."
The Koln Concert
The Koln Concert
"Solo piano improvisations from Jarrett...fantastic acoustics in the German concert hall add amazing depth to these deeply felt pieces."
Rotters Club
Rotters Club
"Coming from similar roots to the Softs, H&TN bring English understatedness, levity and humour to these quirky-but-engrossing labyrinthine jazz/rock arrangements."
A Handful Of Beauty
A Handful Of Beauty
"McLaughlin nailed the then seemingly impossible task of melding Eastern and Western styles properly and seamlessly, in this sensitive but intensely played album."
Offramp
Offramp
"Pat Metheny's wonderfully uplifting and melodic Jazz/electro offering."
Gnu High
Gnu High
"Lovely gentle/oblique recording with Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland...the jazz eqivalent of a delicate watercolour painting...has ECM written through it like a stick of rock."
PIRATES CHOICE
PIRATES CHOICE
"From Senegal, OB are a touch Afro Cuban in style, immensely mellow, uplifting...and danceable. Pure sunshine."
Modern Day Jazz Stories
Modern Day Jazz Stories
"Sax giant proves that the words brit, hip hop, and jazz CAN spell cool."
Boulevard
Boulevard
"Broke the mold ...French Jazz/house fusion...equally at home in a dance club as in your living room. Strong on relaxed grooves and atmosphere."
Journey Inwards
Journey Inwards
"Bukem did much the same with Drum n Bass. Liquid, tuneful and intelligent."
Every Day
Every Day
"Cinematic Orchestra manage to set new directions for Jazz...breathtakingly beautiful, stately and melodic. Refreshingly free from cliches. Their first album Motion is another goodie."
Unreasonable Behaviour
Unreasonable Behaviour
"Laurent Garnier manages to fuse Jazz with Techno with an emphasis on cool...top drawer!"
After Image
After Image
"Free, hard and vibrant jazz from Nottingham (!) defies easy classification."
Bajofondo Tango Club
Bajofondo Tango Club
"A collection of South American artists fusing tango, jazz, breaks, and house. Groovy, sexy and danceable."
Last Chance Disco
Last Chance Disco
"I find whole tracts of this unlistenable, but with their intense invention and trailblazing drumming they are totally riveting live."