October 23rd, 2009

vinyl

Про fusion

Последние два дня слушаю этих пацанов. Альбом 94 года. Записан 15 лет назад. Кайфовейше записан.

Из интервью гитариста (фамилию не выговорю) журналу DownBeat: "I'd have to say it's fusion but it doesn't sound like what's negatively thought of as fusion. I think it's too funky and too emotional, too aggressive."

Admittedly created in reference to such spiritually committed early fusion as the Tony Williams Lifetime, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jack Johnson-era Miles Davis, Fiuczynski and Medeski bring a genre heretofore deservedly maligned into the '90s with weighty resolve and wild abandon. Assisted by bassist Fima Ephron, drummers Gene Lake and Jojo Mayer, and vocalists Michelle Johnson and Gloria Tropp.

Too funky, too emotional, too aggressive.