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Anders Jormin - In Winds, In Light (2004) {ECM 1866}

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Anders Jormin - In Winds, In Light (2004) {ECM 1866}

Anders Jormin - In Winds, In Light (2004) {ECM 1866}
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Genre: Jazz

Bassist and composer Anders Jormin has been one of the more restless and adventurous musical talents on the ECM roster. He's worked with numerous jazz talents from his long associations with Bobo Stenson, Charles Lloyd, and Tomasz Stanko, and from his composing for brass ensemble. This project is off the map. Commissioned to write new sacred music for premiere in the cathedral in Västerås, Switzerland, he composed a series of works in which he used the existing poems of Swedish writers like Harry Martinson, Johannes Ederfelt, Lotta Olsson-Anderberg, and the great Pär Lagerkvist, as well as those of William Blake.

Anders Jormin - Ad Lucem (2012) {ECM 2232}

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Anders Jormin - Ad Lucem (2012) {ECM 2232}

Anders Jormin - Ad Lucem (2012) {ECM 2232}
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Genre: Jazz

Bassist Anders Jormin steps out with one of his projects, with an ensemble formed for the Swedish Jazz Celebration 2010. Anders sets his own lyrics – written in ancient Latin – and poetry of Denmark’s Pia Tafdrup for singers Mariam Wallentin and Erika Angell. Anders: “Latin seems to carry an almost magic ability to embrace and express whatever humanity has needed to communicate. The sense of eternity and mystery of this ancient language joined with the instantaneous presence and creativity of true improvisers became the inspiring framework in which the distinctive compositions came alive.” Improvisers on hand are the great Swedish free sax player Fredrik Ljungkvist and Jormin’s highly expressive partner from the Bobo Stenson Trio, drummer Jon Fält.

The Spinners - 2nd Time Around (1970) {Motown/UICY Japan}

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The Spinners - 2nd Time Around (1970) {Motown/UICY Japan}

The Spinners - 2nd Time Around (1970) {Motown/UICY Japan}
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Genre: Philly Soul, Smooth Soul, Soul

The Spinners' 2nd Time Around (1970) was actually their debut long-player for the short-lived V.I.P. subsidiary of Motown Records. The "Second Time" referred to in the title indicates the quintet's new direction, which was considerably funkier than the group's former R&B persona. The album likewise marked the final contributions of G.C. Cameron, who himself was the latest in a line of replacements that began when George W. Dixon made way for Edgar "Chico" Edwards in 1961. However, by the time the combo had become part of the Motown roster, Edwards' spot was filled by Cameron. The Stevie Wonder-penned "It's a Shame" became the Spinners' first Top 20 hit of the decade.

Stanley Jordan - Flying Home (1988) {EMI-Manhattan}

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Stanley Jordan - Flying Home (1988) {EMI-Manhattan}

Stanley Jordan - Flying Home (1988) {EMI-Manhattan}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

In a career that took flight in 1985 with immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz.

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) {CTI}

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Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) {CTI}

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) CTI}
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Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira–not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be.

Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992) {Rykodisc}

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Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992) {Rykodisc}

Airto Moreira - The Other Side Of This (1992)
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Genre: World Fusion, Ethnic

Using voice, drum, whistle, chimes, shakers, rattle, tambourine, and didgeridoo, Airto and company make music that comes from all regions and belongs to none. These are songs for ritual and healing, based on many cultures. The mood is ethereal, yet because of the predominance of percussion, also powerful. New age music with punch.

Chick Corea - Return To Forever (1972) {ECM 1022}

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Chick Corea - Return To Forever (1972) {ECM 1022}

Chick Corea - Return To Forever (1972) {ECM 1022}
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Genre: Fusion

The legendary first lineup of Chick Corea's fusion band Return to Forever debuted on this classic album (titled after the group but credited to Corea), featuring Joe Farrell on soprano sax and flute, the Brazilian team of vocalist Flora Purim and drummer/percussionist Airto Moreira, and electric bass whiz Stanley Clarke. It wasn't actually released in the U.S. until 1975, which was why the group's second album, Light as a Feather, initially made the Return to Forever name. Nonetheless, Return to Forever is every bit as classic, using a similar blend of spacy electric-piano fusion and Brazilian and Latin rhythms. It's all very warm, light, and airy, like a soft breeze on a tropical beach – hardly the sort of firebrand approach to fusion that Miles Davis, Tony Williams, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra were exploring, and far less rooted in funk or rock.

Chick Corea - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM 8003}

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Chick Corea - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM 8003}

Chick Corea - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM 8003}
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Genre: Jazz

Chick Corea's long, varied career resists a definitive summary on any one disc, so inevitably this Rarum volume is going to be limited by definition. Indeed, Corea compresses his choices further to only three of his many ensembles: the first Brazilian-charged edition of Return to Forever, his duets with vibraphonist Gary Burton, and the superb reunited 1980s trio with bassist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Roy Haynes (in any case, ECM promises a second Rarum volume of Corea chamber music in 2003). The present volume starts with a truncated version of the Return to Forever band's "Sometime Ago/La Fiesta" medley, the moody seven-minute intro lopped off perhaps to accommodate the limits of a CD that was pushing 80 minutes.

Steve Tibbetts - Yr (1980) {ECM 1355}

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Steve Tibbetts - Yr (1980) {ECM 1355}

Steve Tibbetts - Yr (1980) {ECM 1355}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Tibbetts makes metallic folk music for disenfranchised folks. He's an elegant and multifaceted player, his compositions making use of exotic jungle rhythms (courtesy of longtime foil Marc Anderson), jazz-rock signatures, and regal European atmospheres. Tibbetts is one of the more idiosyncratic guitarists of the jazz/rock interface, with an uncanny ability to softly fondle his instrument yet rearrange its vocabulary to resemble nothing less than a sitar or tabla.

Steve Tibbetts - Big Map Idea (1989) {ECM 1380}

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Steve Tibbetts - Big Map Idea (1989) {ECM 1380}

Steve Tibbetts - Big Map Idea (1989) {ECM 1380}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Steve Tibbetts is the thinking-man's guitar player whose music spans a host of influences – folk, jazz, rock, ethnic, modern classical – without being bound by any of them. Opening with a tabla-driven folksy cover of Led Zeppelin's "Black Mountain Slide," the album leads us through a collection of original pieces written by Tibbetts and his band members that are full of rich tone colors and inventive rhythms. His main instrument is acoustic guitar, but he also uses guitar synth, dobro, kalimba and something called a pianolin, while his colleagues add tabla, cello, steel drums and assorted percussion.

Terje Rypdal - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM Rarum VII}

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Terje Rypdal - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM Rarum VII}

Terje Rypdal - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM Rarum VII}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Avant-Garde

“My time with ECM is a lifetime by now,” Terje Rypdal notes, as he embarks upon his fourth decade with the label that has documented his far-reaching achievements as both improviser and composer. For this anthology, Rypdal chose to focus on his groundbreaking electric guitar artistry, heard in settings ranging from symphony orchestra to the enlightened hard rock of the Chasers. “Music must have colours and freedom”, Rypdal once said, and his selection here lacks neither.

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {JVC 1st Japanese Pressing 1984}

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Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {JVC 1st Japanese Pressing 1984}

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {JVC 1st Japanese Pressing 1984}
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Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Morning Dance is Spyro Gyra's most commercially successful album, released in summer 1979. The song "Morning Dance" was a major hit (Billboard #24 pop, #1 adult contemporary) in summer 1979. The album cover of Morning Dance had concept origination, design and art direction by Peter Corriston.

Spyro Gyra - A Foreign Affair (2011) {Amherst}

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Spyro Gyra - A Foreign Affair (2011) {Amherst}

Spyro Gyra - A Foreign Affair (2011) {Amherst}
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Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz

Over 35 years into one of contemporary jazz fusion's most extraordinary evolving musical journeys, Spyro Gyra entered the 2010s where they began – on their own indie label, Amherst Records, on which they released their self-titled debut in 1978. Driven by the melodic, jazzy, and increasingly global-minded vision of saxophonist and founder Jay Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra have undergone various personnel changes throughout the years while becoming serial world travelers.

Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk (1988) {CBS}

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Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk (1988) {CBS}

Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk (198) {CBS}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk

If you are an electric bass player, this album will keep you busy for a while, listening to Mr. Clarke's excellent work. His range of tone qualities and techniques are amply exhibited here. This is a showcase for Stanley Clarke's virtuosity, and really an encyclopedia of the state of electric bass technique at the end of the 20th century.

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project 3 (1990) {EK 46012}

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Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project 3 (1990) {EK 46012}

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project 3 (1990) {EK 46012}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

While this CD didn't have the vibe of our first record together, it was vastly superior to the second CD. There was a lot of raw energy coupled with orchestration finesse. That's what Clarke/Duke is about - sweet and sour! ~ George Duke