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#31 Zoast

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:58 PM

The J stands for Japan right? Can I ignore that for a minute and pretend it just stands for jazz? I hope other people do that sometimes (we don't have a jazz fusion thread do we?).

There's a japan connection anyway. I looked up some Bob James music because he wrote ~1+1/2 tracks on Casiopea's Eyes of the Mind album. Seems like he might have been an influence to them, since also he was coming out with some really great stuff in the years before Casiopea's first album.

These are from my second favorite album of his so far.




Definitely check out the touchdown album though if you think you might like this stuff, it's solid all the way through and my favorite. I already posted the title track in the let thread though, which it was totally deserving of. There's this one other tune on there that I've had in my head soooo bad lately called "sun runner" (but I can't find it online). It's like a catchy easy listening song pumped full of let steroids.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:27 PM

Yes western fusion is also good

for example man this bob james is slammin
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:01 AM




bumping with amazing
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:01 AM

Man, there's a lot of tasty discoveries in that thread. Keep them coming!

Also, I third the idea of making this the general-purpose jazz fusion thread. I've been getting into Fusion lately (it's my bass teacher's home genre) and digging it a lot.

Apologies for the shitty video quality, but Gary Willis is the man:


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#35 Xplo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:43 AM

Eh, I dunno, I think Japanese fusion has a pretty distinct sound that I don't hear in most Western fusion.

But I don't think I'm gonna win this one so...



Chick Corea's Elektric Band. Song's from their first album, which is also (IMO) their best one and the most Japanese sounding - I blame the bass and synths (although it's less obvious in this live performance).
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:56 AM

Just remembered something!



I would love to see this performed by a full ensemble [like t-square, ~drool~]
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:15 AM

FM Funk Maddness!!!!!!! :D
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:39 AM

Eh, I dunno, I think Japanese fusion has a pretty distinct sound that I don't hear in most Western fusion.

But I don't think I'm gonna win this one so...

Very true, there is quite a distinction for sure. But, I thought of Jazz Fusion when I first saw this thread, and there is still some great stuff outside of the Japanese stuff. My dad turned me on to this band:

Spyro Gyra - Opus D'opus

Sorry for the myspace music link, but I couldn't find this track on YouTube. Check it out, this jam is fucking fresh for sure.

EDIT: This is my absolute favorite version of this track. T Square's sax player is soooooo good. Just thought I'd share for those who haven't heard it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHoudiJXtXE
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:27 PM

Feast your ear tongues on these J-fusion pops!

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:10 PM

TOE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR_GMdQZzsg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va-MpUQyoQg
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:08 PM

Started listening to GAOS. Holy crap they are awesome, I hope they have more than just the one album I found.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 01:10 AM


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:15 AM

we're going to VGM? well then!




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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:42 AM

Who is the guy in the middle?

He's cute.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:33 AM

Eh, I dunno, I think Japanese fusion has a pretty distinct sound that I don't hear in most Western fusion.

But I don't think I'm gonna win this one so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4IMMaF7nPI

Chick Corea's Elektric Band. Song's from their first album, which is also (IMO) their best one and the most Japanese sounding - I blame the bass and synths (although it's less obvious in this live performance).


Frank Gambale is so great, and I am very envious of his Sweep picking ability. I've watched a video of the guitar solo section of this song so many times.
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