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Date: 16-Apr-1999 11:44:43
From: dave
*The first 3 Mahavishnu Orchestra recordings
*Soft Machine:'Bundles' and 'Softs'
*Return to Forever: 'Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy'
*Billy Cobham "Spectrum"
*Tony Williams' Lifetime: "Believe It" and maybe "Turn it Over" & "Emergency" for the more fearless.
*Jan Hammer Group: "Oh Yeah"
*Previte / Doran / Thomas / Helias: "Corporate Art"
*Miles Davis: "Agartha", "Jack Johnson"
*Terje Rypdal: "Chaser"
*Ginger Baker Trio: (the first CD with Haden & Frisell)
....many, many other possibilities

Date: 21-Apr-1999 13:03:43
From: Lauri Pursiainen (lauri.pursiainen@pp.inet.fi)
Steely Dan:Aja (Marvellous drum work by Steve Gadd)

Date: 02-Jun-1999 23:04:13
From: Brian Laine (laine@cyberbeach.net)
Mr. Bungle- Disco Volante (Jazz-meets-metal freakout!!)

Date: 21-Jun-1999 03:34:48
From: John Wilson (john.james.wilson@net.ntl.com)
Try listening to two Jazz Albums by 80's pop stars Hue & Cry. They have been making the transition to Jazz over their 12 year career and are signed to the Scottish Jazz Label 'Linn Records'. Their 1996 release 'Jazz Not Jazz' was likened to Steely Dan's 'Aja' and their new album 'Next Move' is released today 21st June. I have an advanced copy and it's really kicking.

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Date: 03-Jul-1999 19:26:54
From: phil (phil@jocal.free-online.co.uk)
Stanley Clarke - Schooldays
The bass riff of the title track is reminiscent of
Deep Purples' Smoke On the Water, but he breaks free of the dead end Ritchie Blackmore takes you. Research Stanleys catalogue and the people he worked with ( Chic Corea , Flora Purim etc) and you'll soon appreciate why he wrote his 'song' for John Coltrane.

Date: 20-Jul-1999 15:44:30
From: Jeff Gray
Mahavishnu Orchestra- Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire

Billy Cobham-Spectrum

Chick Corea-Return To Forever, Where Have I Known You Before, Crystal Silence

Herbie Hancock-Headhunters

Keith Jarrett-Bremen/Lusanne Solo Concerts, the early Atlantic albums(esp. w/ Gary Burton and the American quartet), the early ECM albums(both the American and European quartets)

Gary Burton-any album

Date: 13-Sep-1999 22:24:47
From: dthree (dthree@email.com)
No one mentioned Brand X yet?

Date: 26-Oct-1999 11:34:11
From: Jeff Buckridge
If you like fiery Latin Rock, ala Carlos Santana, you will
appreciate Al DiMeola's work, especially his earlier stuff.
He's like Carlos on speed, a tad overkill at times, but fun
never the le

Date: 24-Nov-1999 08:41:41
From: krock
Brand X represents the true fusion rock band. Leaning toward the rock spectrum they are definitely worth listening to. Their first album "Unorthodox Behavior" is a great start. "Morrocan Roll" is their most varied album and really represent what they can do. But it youll like it!

Date: 29-Nov-1999 11:52:27
From: Dave Reaboi (reaboi@aol.com)
some downtown suggestions:

John Zorn & Naked City "Grand Guinol"
John Zorn & Masada "Live in Middelheim"
Tim Berne & Bloodcount "UNwound"
Tim Berne & Paraphrase

Date: 17-Dec-1999 21:46:58
From: Micah Holmquist (micahth@umich.edu)
"Ask the Ages" by Sonny Sharrock did the trick for me.

Date: 02-Jun-2000 17:02:30
From: Kristopher Hooper (khooper@incentre.net)
Nels Cline made the bridge for me from Sonic Youth, Mike Watt to jazz. Great guitarist!!! Chest by the Nels Cline Trio is great (somewhat like Ask the Ages by Sonny Sharrock). Also, check out his chops on Mike Watt's Contemplating the Engine Room.

Date: 21-Nov-2000 15:36:09
From: um...
how can u find jazz entertaining. I find it tremendously boring

Date: 08-Dec-2000 22:29:55
From: manicmike (manicmike@juno.com)
actually, re-transplanted to the Boston scene, just checking out music web-stuff... freak-out!! seeing name-o-Jeff Buckridge... thinkin I know that dude! Cheers mate, good to see you are still rockin! mrule

Date: 08-Jun-2001 16:46:56
From: Alvaro (acalzas@hotmail.com)
-Soft Machine
-King Crimson -> "Lizard"
-Kurt Rosenwinkel
-Al di Meola
-Companya Electrica Dharma
-Bill Bruford
-Eumir Deodato

Date: 28-Sep-2001 15:43:43
From: Coypu
I would suggest two bands who have mixed jazz with technical death metal, the result is a fast furious journey into technical perfection and pure chaos. Theese albums must be heard by any fan of fusion

Cynic - Focus
Atheist - Peice of time, Unquestionable pressence and Elements.

Date: 28-Sep-2001 16:15:54
From: Coypu
I forgott Fredrik Thordendal's amazing album - Sol niger within. An album which fuses weird rhythms with some of the most amazing guitarr solos ever recorded!