Fusion F-G

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
The Family Of Mann First Light (Atlantic) VG++ / EX D'1974 52.00
(mid-70's german white-label-promo issue of tasty Latin-Lounge grooves cuttin' the cake for definite athmo-soothe on the extended "sunrise highs" (9:17) written by Sam Brown who plays some nice acoustic guitar licks; Steve Gadd on drums, David Newman on tenor sax plus plenty o' subtle percussion; w/insert-sheet;)
First Light (Atlantic) VG++ / VG++ D'1974 42.00
(mid-70's german white-label-promo issue of tasty Latin-Lounge grooves cuttin' the cake for definite athmo-soothe on the extended "sunrise highs" (9:17) written by Sam Brown who plays some nice acoustic guitar licks; Steve Gadd on drums, David Newman on tenor sax plus plenty o' subtle percussion; w/insert-sheet;)
Fania All Stars Cross Over (Fania) M- / M- I'1979 34.00
(late 70's italian print of Latin-Jazz-Lounge grooves; Eric Gale plays a guest guitar, Ruben Blades helps out and so does Louis "Perico" Ortiz;)
Live At Yankee Stadium Vol.1 (Fania) EX / EX U.S.'1975 38.00
(mid-70's orig. U.S. print of Live-recorded Latin-Jazz-Lounge grooves; feat. Ray Barretto, Willi Colon...; Mongo Santamaria acts as guest star;)
Art Farmer Something You Got (CTI) EX / EX D'1977 38.00
(orig. german print of later-in-the-70's Fusion-Lounge piece w/funky Pop edge on covers of title-track (written by Chris Kenner) "Sandu" (Cliffor Brown) "Spain" (Chic Corea)... w/David Matthews Big Band and Yusef Lateef playin' all tenor sax solos; FOC;)
Art Farmer & Jim Hall Big Blues (CTI) EX / EX U.S.'1978 42.00
(late 70's U.S. print of fine Jazz-Lounge/Fusion bag w/Hall on electric guitar, Mike Mainieri plays vibes, Steve Gadd (dr) ...David Matthews arranged; great version of "pavan for a dead princess" (10:53)(adapted from a piece by Maurice Ravel) Benny Golson's "whisper not"...; FOC;)
Joe Farrell La Cathedral Y El Toro (Warner Brothers) EX / VG++ U.S.'1977 36.00
(mid- 70's Latin-Jazz-Lounge thing w/Eric Gale, Richard Tee, Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson.... plus string- & horn-section feat.The Brecker Bros. (of course)
Penny Arcade (CTI) EX / EX D'1975 42.00
(mid- 70's Fusion-Jazz-Rock thing w/Joe Beck, Herbie Hancock, Steve Gadd...; long trax w/jams about to brew, funky edge in dynamic tension-lounge; FOC;)
Canned Funk (CTI) M- / M- U.S.'1975 42.00
(mid- 70's Fusion-Jazz-Rock thing w/Joe Beck, Jim Madison, Ray Mantilla on conga/percussion...; long trax w/jams about to brew, funky edge in dynamic tension-lounge; FOC;)
Maynard Ferguson Hot (CBS) M- / M- NL'1977 34.00
(holland orig. print of Funky Lounge moves w/Big-Band typo brass arrangements;)
Fingers Akimbo Cowtowns And Other Planets (Bisquit City Enterprises) M- / EX U.S.'1978 110.00
(late 70's U.S. release on this small label out of Denver, Colorado; utterly complex tapestries of airy Folk created w/ acoustic/electric gear... guitars, violin, autoharp, mandolin, e-bass, flute, percussion...; mostly acoustic drifts wrapped up in ethereal colors w/spacey effects 'n a funky, Fusion-typo edge on the great "Abu Dhabi Man"! "the buttonwillow" -track is derived from a story by Corkie Sigel and James Lee Stanley! very well produced album packed up in spacey card-board jacket;)
Clare Fischer And EX-42 Same (MPS) EX / EX D'1980 42.00
(german print of dynamo-driven Fusion-Jazz thing head-lined by Clare Fischer's EX-42 and electronic organ, great bass-lines by Andy Simpkins, Larry Bunker(dr) Gary Foster on sax; cover of Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's pennies", Monk's "round midnight", Tom Scott's "crystal sunrise" (10.46)
Flight Same (Capitol) M- / EX U.S.'1975 34.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of spacey Prog-Fusion-Lounge sounds w/keyboards, guitars, dynamo-perco-strive, floaty Pop edge 'n latino-rhythm gear;)
Footloose The Day Begins In The Evening (Mudhen) EX / EX U.S.'1979 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of late 70's album laden with with eclectic songlines ... sorta new-timey fusion blending Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz,, acoustic Rock with old-timey grits and a refreshing spur that hits!  4-piece from Michigan with male/femme lead-voice, guitars, flute, bass, fiddles, bones, harp, banjo, mandolin ...; great cover of " baryard boogie", "blue skies" (Irving Berlin)  "storm time" (Mike Jordan) ; nice card-board sleeve to boot!)
Frank Foster Here And Now (Catalyst) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1976 65.00
(mid-70's orig. U.S. white-label-promo (?) print of quality Fusion-Jazz project by all-black gathering starring Foster on tenor sax, Artie Webb on flute, Freddie Waits on drums, Richard Williams (t) David Lee (b)Azzedin Weston on congas, Harold Mabern (p) and Roland Prince cranks some mighty fine electric guitar lines! FOC w/promo-sticker on front;)
Ronnie Foster Chesire Cat (Blue Note) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1975 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of mid-70's release of funky Fusion-Lounge grooves feat. Joe Beck & George Benson on guitars, Foster himself plays organ & sings;)
Francioli-Bovard Musique (Plainisphare) M- / M- CH'1984 65.00
(mid-80's swiss orig. print of double-set laden w/Free-Form fueled Big-Band Jazz composed/conducted/ masterminded by bassist/pianist Leon Francioli and tromboner Jean-Francois Bovard; title-track spins over 4 vinyl sides... so this happening lasts for more than 76 minutes; FOC w/large live-photo of the congregation on inside;)
Michael Franks One Bad Habit (Warner Brothers) EX / VG++ D'1980 26.00
(early 80's german print of athmo-packed Fusion-Lounge feat. Eric Gale, Eddie Gomez, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza...; inner-sleeve;)
Frey, Tiepold, Thierfelder Ziyada (VeraBra) M- / M- D'198 55.00
(german 2nd print (in different sleeve) of '79 recordings by this piano/ percussion driven Fusion piece created by german trio... grand piano, synth, cello and percussion;)
Don Friedman Themes And Variations (Ego) M- / M- D'1979 55.00
(german late 70's print of expressive solo-piano lines, poetic, introspective scapes jogglin' w/ a variety of themes 'n schemes... and not just for the sake of it... no! it's pure Don Friedman!)
Friendship Same (Elektra) VG++ / EX U.S.'1979 34.00
(late 70's U.S. release of West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge grooves produced by Don Grusin & Lee Ritenour who also plays guitar ...no wonder as this combo has been his backing band;)
Jan Fryderyk Creative Sound Faun (Wergo) M- / M- D'1978 125.00
(late 70's orig. german press of top-rated Fusion work by polnish composer/ pianist; ...pretty hard to squeeze into some category... there's western Jazz... there's classical patterns bein' sliced up... there's eastern rhythm-fever (Trilok Gurtu plays congas 'n tablas) ...but the whole appears to my ossicles as a most fascinating brew of something of its own... elements a-flyin' thru' a lyrical haze in some black hole... direction unknown... could be north... could be south... anything... like a new totem makin' for some pole... it's electric 'n electrifyng to the max... (well, makes WEATHER REPORT sound like some premature forecast!!) ...Fryderyk's mind 'n craft reeks w/ an enthralling sensuality and depth and despite the fact that his compositions are well structured there's some elementary (untamed 'n wild) force to be scented here... yes, "Faun" for album-title seems most appropriate!!! Alan Skidmore's sax kindles streams of takin' passion-play w/an earthy/spaced aura (also due to some fine job done by tonmeister Martin Hörnberg) ...and there are 2 drummers(apart from Gurtu) featured here: the swiss percussionist Peter Giger and the american Douglas Hammond Jr.; ...trans-ethnic-jazz... a fusion brewed from very individual gas!)
Fusion Bordertown (Atco) EX / EX U.S.'1969 75.00
(late 60's U.S. release that describes sort of a Rising Sons reunion (in parts) feat. Ry Cooder & Gary Marker; A-side is genuine swamp-fox-slide raspin' delight w/rootsy Blooz hum... all songs written by Rick Luther & Gary Marker... and you may get the feelin' that these guys dug up some shreds of the lost Robert Johnson tapes 'n shakin' up a bag o' songs from it!! great slide-jobs by Ryland Cooder!! B-side takes more of a Prog-ish Fusion bend that somehow rends two faces to this album; White-label Promo print w/stamp on label sayin' "special release issue, Collector's special"; nice shape!)
FX Same (Bent) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1981 65.00
(early 80's U.S. release of tension-packed Fusion-guitar pounder w/fuzzed leads, synth 'n expressive vocals cuttin into a similar direction as David Bowie! ...feat. Baird Hersey on guitar (he played in a band called Swampgas in the early 70's and did an experimental album w/percussionist Davis Moss in 1977... also released on Bent Records!)
Kenny G. Duotones (Arista) M / M- D'1986 28.00
(mid-80's german print of drifty Fusion-Lounge lines by this saxophonist; w/vocs; incl. "songbird" which was an USA top-ten hit;)
Michael Galasso Scenes (ECM) EX / EX D'1983 52.00
(rare release on this german label; all-violin soundscapes outta very original Fusion-Folk-Chamber;)
Eric Gale Ginseng Woman (Columbia) M / M- U.S.'1977 52.00
(70's classic in fields of athmo-packed Fusion-Lounge by renowned guitarist; ace line-up starring Ralph MacDonald, Bob James, Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Grover Washington Jr., Anthony Jackson...; orig. U.S. print in top shape;)
Ginseng Woman (CBS) EX / EX U.K.'1977 42.00
(70's classic in fields of athmo-packed Fusion-Lounge by renowned guitarist; ace line-up starring Ralph MacDonald, Bob James, Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Grover Washington Jr., Anthony Jackson...;)
Ginseng Woman (Columbia) EX / M- U.S.'1977 52.00
(70's classic in fields of athmo-packed Fusion-Lounge by renowned guitarist; ace line-up starring Ralph MacDonald, Bob James, Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Grover Washington Jr., Anthony Jackson...; orig. U.S. print;)
Multiplication (Columbia) M- / M- U.S.'1977 42.00
(another 70's classic in fields of athmo-packed Fusion-Lounge by renowned guitarist; ace line-up starring Ralph MacDonald, Bob James, Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Anthony Jackson...; w/label-insert-sheet plus inner-sleeve;)
Multiplication (CBS) EX / EX NL'1977 38.00
(another 70's classic in fields of athmo-packed Fusion-Lounge by renowned guitarist; ace line-up starring Ralph MacDonald, Bob James, Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Anthony Jackson...; dutch print w/ inner- sleeve;)
Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales Hooteroll? (Douglas) EX / EX F'1972 95.00
(early 70's orig. french press of solo-venture by DEAD lead-guitarist w/keyboardist Wales; mix-bag of laid- back athmo-soother guitar/keybaord jams plus funky, action-packed Fusion slopes w/ drums by Bill Vitt, Curly Cook on rhythm-guitar and John Kahn plays bass w/ flute & trumpet; all-instrumental trax;)
Luis Gasca Collage (Fantasy) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1976 38.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of Fusion-Lounge thing w/strings & horns arranged by Don Menza; feat. Patrice Rushen, Harvey Mason, Bobby Hutcherson, Ray Draper on tuba, Ralph Walsh on guitar(on 1 track)
Collage (Fantasy) VG++ / EX U.S.'1976 34.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of Fusion-Lounge thing w/strings & horns arranged by Don Menza; feat. Patrice Rushen, Harvey Mason, Bobby Hutcherson, Ray Draper on tuba, Ralph Walsh on guitar(on 1 track)
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto The Girl From Ipanema + 2 (Verve) EX / EX D'1963 55.00
(rare 'n nice german orig. E.P. w/pic-sleeve; tasty Latin-Lounge-Jazz w/ Astrud Gilberto on vocals;)
The Jimmy Giuffre 4 Dragonfly (Soul Note) M / M- I'1983 65.00
(italian print of stunning 80's works of electric-Jazz by this legendary saxman/flutist accompanied by Bob Nieske (e-bass) Pete Levin(Rhodes e-piano, oberheim, moog) and Randy Kaye on percussion...; "streamlined, iridescent old as the hills and new as the tick of the clock... you could pin it in a specimen case, if you could catch it" (Fred Bouchard in the liner-notes to this album)
Gong Expresso II (Virgin) M- / M- D'1978 34.00
(late-70's orig. german print of Fusion-Prog-Rock venture feat. Mick Taylor, Allan Holdsworth, Darryl Way...;)
Gazeuse! (Virgin) EX / VG++ U.K.'1976 34.00
(mid-70's orig. U.K. print of renowned french Fusion-Prog-Rock venture feat Pierre Moerlen;)
Gazeuse! (Virgin) M / M- F'1976 42.00
(mid-70's orig. french print of renowned french Fusion-Prog-Rock venture feat Pierre Moerlen;)
Radio Gnome Invisible Part1/The Flying Teapot (Virgin) EX / EX U.K.'1973 65.00
(early 70's U.K. 2nd green-label-print of renowned french Fusion-Prog-Rock venture feat. David Allen; some really adventurous moves 'n eccentric Avant-slantin' grooves w/brass, keyboards, wah-guitar-sounds (by Steve Hillage) FOC;)
Radio Gnome Invisible Part2/Angel's Egg (Virgin) EX / EX U.K.'1973 75.00
(early 70's orig. U.K. print of renowned french Fusion-Prog-Rock venture feat. David Allen; some really adventurous moves 'n eccentric Avant-slantin' grooves w/brass, keyboards, wah-guitar-sounds (by Steve Hillage) FOC; color-twin-label on top of label)
Good God Same  (Atlantic) M / M- U.S.'1972 55.00
(top-level early 70's U.S. Fusion-Progressive Rock w/hot brass cuts à  la Zappa's Hot Rats-venture; cover of "King Kong" (Zappa) "dragon song" (John McLaughlin)
Same  (Atlantic) M / M- / Co. U.S.'1972 52.00
(top-level early 70's U.S. Fusion-Progressive Rock w/hot brass cuts à  la Zappa's Hot Rats-venture; cover of "King Kong" (Zappa), "dragon song" (John McLaughlin)
Same  (Atlantic) SS / SS / Co. U.S.'1972 65.00
(top-level early 70's U.S. Fusion-Progressive Rock w/hot brass cuts à  la Zappa's Hot Rats-venture; cover of "King Kong" (Zappa) "dragon song" (John McLaughlin) ...still sealed orig. issue;)
Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer
Like Children (Nemperor) M- / M- U.S.'1974 38.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of versatile Fusion-bag blending Chamber-Chazz w/dreamy air, Jazz-Rock action plus ethno-Fusion colors...; Jerry Goodman on acoustic/electric violins and acoustic/electric guitars, Hammer plays drums, keyboards, moog, bass 'n sings;)
Doudou Gouirand Forgotten Tales (Vent Du Sud) M- / EX F'1985 34.00
(mid-80's french orig. print of tension-packed Fusion/ Jazz-Rock dimension by french saxophonist; Don Cherry plays trumpet and sings on 1 track!!)
Stephane Grappelli Young Django (MPS) EX / EX D'1979 55.00
(orig. german print of fascinating late 70's album  starring Philip Catherine ( Charles Mingus called him "young Django"! ... and Catherine indeed flashes forth with a similar magic as old master Django Reinhardt (1910 - 1953) ... Niels-Henning Orsted-Pedersen plays bass and Larry Coryell plucks the 2nd acoustic guitar whilst violin-champ Grappelli (who composed most songs here along with Django) contributes magic lines on songs like "djangology", "sweet chorus", "tears", "oriental shuffle" ...; Catherine wrote "Gallerie St. Hubert" (dedicated to the place in Brussels where Django used to perform!) and Larry Coryell's "blues for Django and Stephane" rounds up a mighty fine album! liner notes by J. E. Berendt)
Stephane Grappelli & The Diz Disley Trio
Tiger Rag Revisited (Philips) EX / EX Aus'1977 52.00
(70's orig. australian print of live-recordings by violin-virtuoso raspin' coal of gleamin' Gypsy-Jazz w/ Diz Disley & Ike Isaacs on acoustic guitars plus Ed Gaston on bass; ace version of "sweet Georgia Brown", Carole King's "killing me softly with this song";)
Stephane Grappelli & Jean-Luc Ponty
Giants (MPS) M- / EX D'1981 55.00
(orig. german print of fascinating compilation album documenting the ways of these two violin-giants; Ponty w/more of a "saxophone"- and Grappelli w/a definate woodwinds-approach; cover of Sonny Rollins' "pentup house" (a live-recording from 1966) feat. Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted-Pedersen (b) and Alex Riel (dr)...  "minor swing" (recorded in '79) composed by Grappelli/Django Reinhardt) has two acoustic guitarists...  Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine (...putting fire to 'em gypsy-swingin' violin lines) "flipping" is 12 minutes plus jam-out recorded LIVE and hits some sort of Psychedelic attic w/wah-effects in waves of trancey turmoil...;)
Urbie Green Señor Blues (CTI) VG++ / EX D'1977 42.00
(orig. german print of fine Fusion thing with loungy latin air my this tromboner ... Starring Gover Washington Jr. and David Mattews' Big Band ...;)
Bunky Green Visions (Vanguard) VG++ / EX U.S.'1978 55.00
(late 70's U.S. release of funky Fusion-Lounge grooves by black alto-sax blower; Wilbur Bascom on bass, Hiram Bullock on guitar...; title-track is by Stevie Wonder, has a strong version of Scott Joplin's "the entertainer";)
George Gruntz Monster Sticksland Meeting Two/Monster Jazz (MPS) EX / VG++ D'1974 52.00
(mid-70's german print of Fusion-Happening consisting of a Jazz-Band(John Tchicai, Charlie Mariano, Tony Oxley, George Gruntz (on fender-rhodes piano) ...a scottish Pipe Band, the Basel Drum Corps & The Basel Fife (*) Corps; (*) this is the swiss-german expression for "pipes"!FOC w/page attached on inner-fold that has photos and info on the project;)
Don Grusin Raven (GRP) M- / M- CH'1990 42.00
(orig. swiss print; Fusion-Lounge moods (with vocals) starring Jimmy Johnson, Kate Markowitz, Jim Gilstrap, Gary Grant (well, this is the trumpeter!) ...;mix-down by Don Murray;)
Dave Grusin Cinemagic (GRP) M / M D'1987 55.00
(german orig. print of 1987 effort by renowned arranger/ composer; feat. The London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason...; all movie-themes incl. 'Tootsie', 'heaven can wait', 'on golden pond', 'three days of the condor', 'the champ', 'the goonies' ...; has the inner-sleeve with descrptive notes on the films and some words by Dave himslef;)
Discovered Again! (Sheffield Lab-5) M- / EX U.S.'1976 65.00
(rare mid-70's direct-to-disk audiophile recording of CLASSIC Fusion-Lounge album; feat. Ron Carter, Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Larry Bunker; FOC;)
Mountain Dance (GRP) M / M CH'1980 38.00
(swiss orig. print of 1980 effort by renowned arranger/ composer; feat. Marcus Miller, Harvey Mason, Ian Underwood...; drifty West-Coast Fusion Lounge recorded digitally direct to 2-track! w/inner-sleeve;)
Dave Grusin And The N.Y./L.A. Dream Band
Same (GRP) M- / EX U.S.'1982 36.00
(early 80's U.S. release of fine West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge moods by super-gathering feat. Lee Ritenour, Eric Gale, Don Grusin, Anthony Jackson, Steve Gadd, Tiger Okoshi...; w/inner-sleeve;)
Dave Grusin & Don Grusin Sticks & Stones (GRP) M / M U.S.'1988 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of later-in-the-80's release of dynamic West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge piece ...  self-produced album!)
Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour, Diane Schuur, Dave Valentin
GRP - Live In Sessions (GRP) M- / M- U.S.'1985 55.00
(mid-80's U.S. digital-mastered issue of HOT West-Coast Fusion-Lounge spree by these masters of the genre, incl. "mountain dance", "the Rit variations; has the inner-sleeve with b&w photo-shots of the musicians/session!)
Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour Harlequin (GRP) EX / EX U.S.'1985 38.00
(mid-80's U.S. digital-mastered issue of drifty Fusion-Lounge piece by these 2 Fusion-Jazz heroes assisted byb Carlos Vega, Jimmy Johnson, Harvey Mason, Paulinho Da Costa...; w/inner-bag;)
Harlequin (GRP) SS / SS CH'1985 45.00
(mid-80's U.S. digital-mastered issue of drifty Fusion-Lounge piece by these 2 Fusion-Jazz heroes assisted byb Carlos Vega, Jimmy Johnson, Harvey Mason, Paulinho Da Costa...; w/inner-bag;)
Harlequin (GRP) M- / M- CH'1985 42.00
(mid-80's U.S. digital-mastered issue of drifty Fusion-Lounge piece by these 2 Fusion-Jazz heroes assisted byb Carlos Vega, Jimmy Johnson, Harvey Mason, Paulinho Da Costa...; w/inner-bag;)

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