Friday, December 6, 2013

50 essential fusion albums

Thanks to George Lamie for including me in his list of 50 essential fusion albums:

http://www.listchallenges.com/50-essential-fusion-albums

50 Essential Fusion Albums

50 truly essential jazz fusion records. Not the only ones, but essential for sure. Limit 2 per artist
How many have you heard?
1 - Mahavishnu Orchestra     18 - Bunny Brunel Momentum     35 - Tetsuo Sakurai Gentle Hearts     
2 - Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire     19 - Chick Corea Elektric Band inside Out     36 - Hellborg Lane Sipe Personae     
3 - Return to Forever Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy     20 - Chick Corea Elektric Band beneath the Mask     37 - Kick the Cat Scramble     
4 - Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior     21 - Tribal Tech     38 - John Mclaughlin Industrial Zen     
5 - Billy Cobham - Spectrum     22 - Brecker Brothers Collection Vol. 2     39 - Hiromi Time Control     
6 - Tony Williams Lifetime Believe It     23 - Shawn Lane Powers of Ten     40 - Hiromi Spiral     
7 - Alphonse Mouzon Mind Transplant     24 - Shawn Lane the Tri Tone Fascination     41 - Garaj Mahal WOOt     
8 - Stanley Clarke School Days     25 - Kazumi Watanabe Pandora     42 - Panzerballett Starke Stucke     
9 - The Stanley Clarke Band     26 - Brand X Xcommunication     43 - Panzerballett Tank Goodness     
10 - Jean Luc Ponty Enigmatic Ocean     27 - Alain Caron Play     44 - TRI-Offensive     
11 - Al Dimeola Elegant Gypsy     28 - Lost Tribe     45 - Neural Code     
12 - Al Dimeola Casino     29 - Jens Johansson Heavy Machinery     46 - David Hines Inner Duality     
13 - Iceberg Sentiments     30 - Cab Cab     47 - Gergo Borlai Mmm     
14 - Bill Bruford One of a Kind     31 - Cab 4     48 - Mike Prigodich a Stitch in Time     
15 - Caldera Dreamer     32 - Fragile 5     49 - Art Schloemer Transfusion     
16 - Dixie Dregs Unsung Heroes     33 - Fragile Phantom     50 - Chick Corea the Vigil     
17 - Michel Camilo Why Not     34 - Uncle Moe's Space Ranch     

YouTube Performance of 2013 -- Jazz Journalist Association "Best Of 2013" list

I'm honored to be included in this list:

http://members.jazzjournalists.org/2013Best?mode=PostView&bmi=1452816

2013 JJA 'Best of'

Jazz Favorites of 2013
Travis Rogers, Jr.

"YouTube Performance of 2013"
Mike Prigodich & MPEG - “Lucy Goose” Live @ Jimmy Mak’s 8/26/2013
Prigodich is a masterful composer/pianist and is joined by the the best of the best in Damian Erskine (bass) and the amazing Reinhardt Melz (drums). Watch the bass solo. It sounds like flamenco on bass.