Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - profusion

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 16
1
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: May 08, 2017, 07:42:09 PM »
Yeah, that was a long time to be standing. Mostly worth it, though.

Human Element's set was a real highlight for me. Their album was kind of a letdown, by contract, when it finally came out.

2
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: May 06, 2017, 07:05:32 PM »
Abstract Logix Live! - 2010 New Music Universe Festival.

I wish they had offered full sets from this festival for purchase. There was so much good music on offer.

3
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: April 29, 2017, 04:52:20 PM »
Alex Machacek - [sic]

Lots of very Zappa-esque stuff on this one.

4
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: April 18, 2017, 06:09:10 PM »
Holdsworth/Pasqua/Haslip/Wackerman - Blues for Tony

Tony Williams - 1974 "Wildlife" sessions featuring Holdsworth and Jack Bruce.

5
Fusion Discussion / RIP Allan Holdsworth
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:15:52 AM »
Just heard the news from his daughter's post on FB. :(

Must have been very sudden.

An amazing musician who leaves a wealth of music for the rest of us to try and figure out someday.

6
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: April 13, 2017, 06:55:42 PM »
Ian Carr - Belladonna

7
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: April 11, 2017, 03:23:13 PM »
George Cables - Shared Secrets

8
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: March 18, 2017, 07:05:49 PM »
MacAlpine/Brunel/Chambers - CAB 1

Charles Earland - In Concert

9
Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: March 12, 2017, 11:54:04 AM »
Stomu Yamashta - Go

Not really fusion, but sort of fusion-y in places. Kind of interesting to have Al DiMeola and Steve Winwood on the same tracks.

10
Fusion Discussion / Re: The Band I Most Wish That I Had Seen
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:11:35 PM »
Too many to name, since I was too young to get to see any of the '70s bands. Thank goodness for the video that's out there.

11
Fusion Discussion / Re: Larry Coryell R.I.P.
« on: February 24, 2017, 06:03:14 PM »
So sad.

He had a pretty amazing career, when you consider the sheer breadth of music he made over the years. I can't think of anyone else quite that eclectic.

12
Fusion Discussion / Re: AbstractLogix
« on: February 08, 2017, 06:37:37 PM »
I've heard that Souvik made a very nice living from his "day job" and doesn't need AbstractLogix to be a big moneymaker, so who knows, maybe he's just not that enthusiastic about it anymore. The business is so dire now, that I can't even imagine trying to run a label.

13
Fusion Discussion / Re: New Allan Holdsworth release
« on: February 08, 2017, 06:32:52 PM »
Gary addresses that in his post. Allan is hard on himself, but he also seems to have a tendency to blame everything and everyone around him for his misfortune.

In the end, Allan had his shot at the brass ring with the Warner Bros. contract, via Eddie Van Halen, but he couldn't, or wouldn't, deliver something that Warners thought they could sell in sufficient numbers to make it worth their while.

It's interesting that this occurred right around the same time that Jaco Pastorius was delivering Word of Mouth to Warners after having received a star-level contract. In the documentary on him, the Warners exec who signed him basically said that Jaco didn't care that he had the type of contract normally reserved for pop stars, and he delivered a 'difficult' album that Warners couldn't sell.

I'm sure that Allan didn't receive anything like the contract Jaco did, but it should have been on him to realize that you don't sign with a major label to put out obscure music. He'd been in the business long enough to realize that and should have been responsible for his own decisions, rather than blaming everyone else when it all fell apart and Road Games was the only thing that could be salvaged out of the mess.

I love Allan's playing, and he's a huge influence on me, but it's a shame he couldn't get past his own demons and find the "Coltrane Zone" that I believe he had in him.

14
Fusion Discussion / Re: New Allan Holdsworth release
« on: February 03, 2017, 06:12:02 PM »
Who knew that jazz fusion could ever produce such top-shelf drama?? LOL

It's quite sad to see Allan come to this. His manager made a huge miscalculation in forwarding this idea, but it may be that he didn't see any other option to get Allan back to work.

15
Fusion Discussion / Re: Jean Luc Ponty Tour
« on: January 13, 2017, 05:25:38 PM »
Weird itinerary. He's playing Santa Cruz CA, but no East Coast dates other than NYC.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 16