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Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by fenson » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:52 am

Another shade of "fusion"
https://youtu.be/VVDIvbJbN6A

More about such a wondreful musicians can be found here and there:
http://www.siegelschwall.com/
http://www.corkymusic.com/
http://www.chamberblues.com/about and http://www.chamberblues.com/buy for some sound clips (for clapton fans listen to
Lay Down Sally...)
Hope you enjoy!

I met theses guys in the late '70 when I lived in Minneapolis...
I went visit Corky once again last summer and came back home with the idea of a similar project...

Yet a Trombone, a drumer, a bass, my guitars and a String quartet... :banana:
Still working on a 'repertoire' and writing parts actually, rehersals should begin early next year :drool:
Might be recording challenge... :fingerscrossed:
"Don't be afraid by wrong notes, it doesn't exist" Miles Davis.

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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by 12bar » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:00 pm

fenson wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:52 am
Another shade of "fusion"
https://youtu.be/VVDIvbJbN6A
Started interesting, but from 2:50 on I couldn't listen any more, simply not my kind of music. :icon_whoknows:
I do like rock/classic mixtures like early Deep Purple/Jon Lord or Rennaisance, EL&P, but this may need some time. To me it simply sounds out of tune a bit.
fenson wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:52 am
http://www.chamberblues.com/about and http://www.chamberblues.com/buy for some sound clips (for clapton fans listen to
Lay Down Sally...)
Interesting, with Marcy Levi on vocals, but again a bit strange to my ears. :think:
fenson wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:52 am
I met theses guys in the late '70 when I lived in Minneapolis...
I went visit Corky once again last summer and came back home with the idea of a similar project...

Yet a Trombone, a drumer, a bass, my guitars and a String quartet... :banana:
Still working on a 'repertoire' and writing parts actually, rehersals should begin early next year :drool:
Might be recording challenge... :fingerscrossed:
Good luck with your projekt! :fingerscrossed:

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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by fenson » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:50 pm

12bar wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Started interesting, but from 2:50 on I couldn't listen any more, simply not my kind of music. :icon_whoknows:
I do like rock/classic mixtures like early Deep Purple/Jon Lord or Rennaisance, EL&P, but this may need some time. To me it simply sounds out of tune a bit.
That's life, different people different tastes, no problem :D
To my ears DP/JL as well as EL&P always felt down on "virtuosity demonstration" side and simply soulless (specially EL&P), Rennaisance always sound a bit bland and often leaving me with a kind of incompleteness feeling so to speak :icon_whoknows:
12bar wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Interesting, with Marcy Levi on vocals, but again a bit strange to my ears. :think:
So much at listening, didn't notice that was Marcy singing :shy:
12bar wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Good luck with your projekt! :fingerscrossed:
Thanks we'll need some that's for sure + a lot of work indeed :D
"Don't be afraid by wrong notes, it doesn't exist" Miles Davis.

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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by VikingBlues » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 pm

What a wide variety of music you've sent us to in those links fenson! :thumbsup:

I did find Corky Siegels Chamber Blues more convincing than the William Russo Blues Band / Orchestra piece, though the opening of the latter caught my fancy before it went into shuffle mode.
Difficult mix to pull off with an orchestra - blues with it's free and easy attitude to tempo and playing the same notes every time, and orchestral music where things are very controlled.

I think your idea for the project could work well, as a string quartet is small enough numbers to make it possible to keep flexibility. :cool:

I do like musical fusion in general.
Jazz and Rock - Mahavishnu Orhestra, Jeff Beck, etc
Folk and Rock - Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, etc
Prog and Metal - Riverside (from Poland)
Mandolin / Folk Instruments and Punk - The Bad Shepherds
Flamenco and Rock - Carmen, and errrr .... hmm, a bit of a rare mix!
Others too, but I can't think straight ... it's been a long day, and a very long week. :tears:
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by fenson » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:58 am

VikingBlues wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 pm
What a wide variety of music you've sent us to in those links fenson! :thumbsup:
Thanks :D
VikingBlues wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 pm
I do like musical fusion in general.
Jazz and Rock - Mahavishnu Orhestra, Jeff Beck, ...
...
Others too, but I can't think straight ... it's been a long day, and a very long week. :tears:
As for more examples:
Soft Machine, Frank Zappa, Didier Lockwood, Robert Plant & his Marocan Friends, Alan Stiwell & Dan Ar Braz
nor to forget Georges Harrison & Ravi Shankar... Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grapelli...
Just to name few more "Melting Masters" :D

Might you like these extra links...
https://youtu.be/zHJSWe91sQ8
https://youtu.be/frMKP7TDkDA
"Don't be afraid by wrong notes, it doesn't exist" Miles Davis.

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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by 12bar » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:57 am

Next week we have our annual Blues Night in Emden, where I can listen to some fusion-ish players like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnfnFohVmyc
:lol:
He plays everything, sometimes mixes it, maybe not fusion by definition, but anyway I like it. :big_smile:

And something strange fusion, but maybe some enjoy it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY5cipcrSi8
:peace:

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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by fenson » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:55 am

Really like the "Electrified Gregorian Choir" :thumbsup:
The lead guitar maybe a bit too harsh/bright, though :wink:

Might one to remember another great band :icon_whoknows:
https://youtu.be/LUzfvJtNXvk
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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by 12bar » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:32 pm

fenson wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:55 am
Really like the "Electrified Gregorian Choir" :thumbsup:
The lead guitar maybe a bit too harsh/bright, though :wink:
Usually Mr. Summers played with Mr. Summer in a band where he need to be harsh :lol:

(BTW, the album Trance-Formation was made by the same guy who conducted the orchestra in DP's in JL's orchestral pieces :D )

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Re: Another shade of "Fusion"

Post by VikingBlues » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:53 pm

More good links guys -thanks for posting them and I'll enjoy working through them!

A bit more obscure ....

Crossover of prog, renaissance and medieval. Gryphon - their album "Midnight Mushrumps" remains a favourite of mine after over 40 years.
Bassoon, trombone, crumhorn, recorder, mandolin, flute, old style percussion instruments like nakers, et al.
Here they are with "Midnight Mushrumps", a lovely and tuneful composition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsSsTTovsAs
Richard Harvey went on to become an excellent award winning composer with his tv and film soundtracks. Known too for his guitar concerto, Concerto Antico, which was composed for the guitarist John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Also a bit more obscure ....

Crossover of acoustic jazz and Indian with John MacLaughlin (ex Mahavishnu Orchestra) in the group Shakti with L Shankar and others.
Here at Montreux and spot the hollowed out fingerboard between frets on the guitar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnW2g6qbbrA

Also ....

Jazz and Flamenco with MacLaughlin and the wonderful Paco de Lucia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1IJcmxOa2k
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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