Home » Jazz Articles » Fusion Frenzy?


Radio & Podcasts

Fusion Frenzy?


Sign in to view read count

Click the play button to listen

We think of fusion as a music of the seventies, but its traditions live on today as various artists return to the genre to try out new experiments as well as offer their own spins on older approaches. This podcast looks at two somewhat uncharacteristic examples of fusion from the seventies—one a studio-band workout on pop tunes of the day, the other an extension of the Miles Davis / Herbie Hancock schools of fusion, then look at two recent releases in the genre. Pop matters wraps things up with Mike's judgment on two April Fools' Day articles Pat published on this very website: Tragedy Strikes at CES and Columbia Releases Miles Davis: The Rest.


  • Discussion of Phil Upchurch's album Darkness, Darkness (Blue Thumb) 5:55
  • Discussion of Eddie Henderson's album Sunburst (Blue Note) 21:30
  • Discussion of Peter Erskine's album On Call (Fuzzy Music) 30:10
  • Discussion of Eitan Kenner's album 8Ball City (Self Produced) 58:50
  • Pop Matters Time Marker

Post a comment

Get the Jazz Near You newsletter All About Jazz has been a pillar of jazz since 1995, championing it as an art form and, more importantly, supporting the musicians who create it. Our enduring commitment has made "AAJ" one of the most culturally important websites of its kind, read by hundreds of thousands of fans, musicians and industry figures every month.

To expand our coverage even further and develop new means to foster jazz discovery and connectivity we need your help. You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky ads plus provide access to future articles for a full year. This winning combination will vastly improve your AAJ experience and allow us to vigorously build on the pioneering work we first started in 1995. So enjoy an ad-free AAJ experience and help us remain a positive beacon for jazz by making a donation today.


Radio & Podcasts

The Producers
Bossa and Beyond

Tune in daily to hear the internet's top jazz programs including Mondo Jazz, Jazz Bastard, World of Jazz, The Third Story, One Man's Jazz, The Outer View, Neon Jazz, A Broad Spectrum, Bitches Brew and more.

View by program...

Program Schedule | JazzWeek Chart


Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.