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Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Revolution

Read "Revolution" reviewed by Paul Naser

Amidst the chaos that is the year 2020, Joan Torres's All Is Fused has found the time to release an alt take of the closer from their 2019 album, Revolution (Self Produced). The new version of “Finale" is a collaboration with bass virtuoso Bubby Lewis. Of the collaboration, Torres says: “I wanted someone who was a bit of a kindred spirit in this musical journey but with a considerably different style. The stars then lined up somehow because Bubby Lewis....was ...

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Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Of The Musical

Read "Of The Musical" reviewed by Paul Naser

Bassist Joan Torres's journey as a musician led him to many interesting places. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he gravitated towards bass at an early age and attended several Berklee College of Music programs as a high school student. It was through one of these that Torres met world-renowned bassist Oscar Stagnaro, whom he counts among one of his earliest mentors.It was during his formative years that Torres made connections with the musicians that he continues to ...

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Joan Torres's All Is Fused: The Beginning

Read "The Beginning" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Joan Torres's All Is Fused lives up to its name, delivering music that's a melting pot of styles and sonic strains. Torres--a Dominican Republic-born, Puerto Rico-based bassist with a fondness for modern jazz, rock, fusion, and Latin strains--pens electric and occasionally episodic narratives that burn, bemuse, and burrow their way into the mind. The Beginning is something of a misnomer, as it's actually the second album from this outfit: Before (Self Produced, 2012) came before it, introducing ...

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Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Before

Read "Before" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Bassist Joan Torres calls his group All Is Fused. Before, the band's début recording, features electric bass, electric guitar and (mostly) electric keyboards. Is this a fusion album?Yes and no. Torres knows his fusion history, and appropriates from it with a sure touch. On “Doorway," the group channels the light samba sound of pianist Chick Corea's Return to Forever (ECM, 1972). On “Another World" and “The Chase," in contrast, they draw upon the rapid-fire guitar lines (here, doubled ...


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