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Jeff Lorber: Chemistry in Fusion

Read "Jeff Lorber: Chemistry in Fusion" reviewed by Jim Worsley

I don't know that anyone would confuse Jeff Lorber with a mad scientist, but you know, as they say, if the shoe fits. Lorber is far from mad, so okay, let's take that out of the equation. However, if the art of music can be further developed and shaped by scientific measures then Lorber resembles Albert ...

Prototype

Label: Shanachie Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Hyperdrive; Prototype; Test Drive; What’s the Deal; Vienna; The Badness; Hidden Agenda; Gucci; Park West; River Song

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Lorber Fusion: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Fusion. Is there a dirtier word to the refined ears of the jazz connoisseur? For them the sound of their sacred music mashed up with low-brow rock or common R n' B rhythms must be as harsh and annoying as sharpened nails dragging across a blackboard. Well, suck it up, buttercups, because Prototype is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Marienthal and Chuck Loeb: Bridges

Read "Bridges" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

What happens when the guy manning the guitar seat in Fourplay meets up with the erstwhile sax guy for the Jeff Lorber Fusion? More than what you might expect. In fact, Eric Marienthal (the sax guy) and Chuck Loeb (the guitar guy) both defy and go beyond expectations on the surprisingly eclectic and entertaining Bridges. Marienthal ...

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Do You Love Live Jazz? Then You Must Experience The Sensation Jazz Cruise In London

Do You Love Live Jazz? Then You Must Experience The Sensation Jazz Cruise In London

Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale For Sensation Jazz Cruise on the Thames Londoners are getting ready to groove with the announcement that tickets for the Sensation Jazz Cruises - The Ultimate Floating Jazz Party on May 31st 2015 are now on sale. Held on-board the fabulous Dixie Queen, the all-inclusive three hour luxury river boat ...

Hacienda

Label: Heads Up International
Released: 2013
Track listing: Corinaldo; Solar Wind; King Kong; The Steppe; Hacienda; Fab Gear; Raptor; Everlast; Playa Del Falco; Escapade; Dragonfly

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Lorber Fusion: Hacienda

Read "Hacienda" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

If the word “fusion" is a dirty word don't tell Jeff Lorber. In 1977, the Jeff Lorber Fusion made the scene and 36 years later there's a new incarnation of the band built around Lorber's keyboards, synths and occasional guitar, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Eric Marienthal on saxophone. What's changed in nearly four decades later ...

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The True Language Of Jazz

Read "The True Language Of Jazz" reviewed by David Arivett

Recently, there has been an upsurge in sales and interest in jazz recordings from the past--especially the 1970s. In a recent Jazz Times magazine article, “1970 Is Happening (Again)," Lee Mergner points out that “at the time rock and funk were, depending on your perspective, destroying or invigorating jazz." Trumpeter Miles Davis, pianists Herbie Hancock and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Lorber Fusion: Now is the Time

Read "Now is the Time" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

An accepted kernel of jazz historiography states that cats who play what has ultimately become smooth jazz play it because they can't play the real music. But even back in the day--specifically the seventies--this wasn't true across the board, as evidenced by the undeniable chops of Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington, Jr., Joe Sample, and Philly-born keyboardist ...


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