Fusion M-2

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues
The Missing Linc Vol. II (Sheffield Lab) EX / EX U.S.'197 95.00
(tuff to find orig. U.S. print of direct-to-disc/ master/ audiophile-recordings from the mid-70's of the 20th century;  starring such session-greats as Mike Deasy (electric & acoustic guitars) , Mike Anthony on guitars, Jerry Scheff & Chuck Berghofer on basses;  Jim Keltner (dr)  ... Victor Feldman & Gary Coleman  ..., ; covers of "norwegian wood" (HOT waltzing chamber type!)) , blackbird" (both  written by Lennon - McCartney) , "peace train" (Cat Stevens) ... 2 renditions by Chopin ....; FOC w/liners 'n pics;)
Volume III (Sheffield Lab-1) EX / EX D'197 110.00
(very rare orig. german print of direct-to-disc/ master/ audiophile-recordings from 1973; Live-in-the studio procedure feat. such session-greats as Al Casey (guitar & banjo) Mike Deasy & Mike Anthony on guitars, Larry Knechtel (fender-bass) Jim Keltner (dr) Victor Feldman & Gary Coleman on drums, P. Johnson on saxes, Tommy Morgan blows a great harp on side A; covers of "America" (from "West Side Story") "King Porter stomp" (Jelly Roll Morton) the funky "camarillo" (by Mayorga) w/trumpet solo by George Werth, "my love" (Paul McCartney) "oh lord, I'm on my way" (from "Porgy & Bess" by Gershwin)...; FOC w/liners 'n pics;)
Les McCann Layers (Atlantic) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1973 36.00
(quality Fusion-Jazz release by master keyboarder backed by Buck Clarke on various percussion, Ralph McDonald, Jimmy Rowser...; incl. "soaring(at sunset)part II" (8:03)
Road Warriors (Green Street) EX / EX U.S.'1984 36.00
(mid-80's release; feat. Houston Person, Bobby Bryant, Gary King...; incl. "the longer you want" (10:45)
Craig McCaw A Journey Through The Galaxy (Planetarium) EX / EX Can'1978 125.00
(late 70's canadian orig. small-label release of athmo-soothing Space-Lounge drifts blendin' Pop & Folk w/ distant Jazz lines 'n plenty of droning "space"-effects! full-band project incl. arp-synth, flute, bass, drums, percussion, sax... plus trancey tabla tappings on the acoustic-guitar strummed hi-lyte entitled "parabolic meditation" (11:37) ...this album actually is the soundtrack to the planetarium-show "a journey through the galaxy" created by an amteur astronomer and produced by the H. R. MacMillan Planetarium in Vancouver, British Columbia;)
Jimmy McGriff Fly Dude (Groove Merchant) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1974 52.00
(Organ-groovin bluesy Fusion-Funk w/tenor sax by Ronald Arnold, John Thomas on guitar, Marion Booker Jr. on drums and George Freeman on lead guitar; cover of Peter Chatman's  "everyday I have the blues", Charlie Parker's "yardbird suite" (6:37) "jumping the blues" (Jimmy Smith)...;
Stump Juice (Groove Merchant) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1975 65.00
(Organ-groovin bluesy Fusion-Funk feat. Jimmy Ponder & Ralph Byrd on guitars; Joe Thomas plays some tenor-sax solos, Bobby Cranshawe  on bass on a few selections; hot stuff and a definite winner of the genre! FOC;)
Tailgunner (Lester Radio Corporation) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1977 52.00
(Organ-groovin Fusion-Funk w/brass (Randy Brecker, Lew Delgatto...) Jerry Friedman & Lance Quinn on guitars, Jimmy Young(dr), some vocals and string arrangements; FOC;)
John McLaughlin The Best Of (CBS) M- / EX NL'1980 28.00
(1980 dutch print of compilation album; incl. "a love supreme", "the dark prince"...;)
Electric Guitarist (CBS) EX / EX NL'1978 38.00
(late 70's dutch print in FOC; feat. Carlos Santana, Jack Bruce, David Sanborn, Armando Peraza on congas, Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, Chick Corea, Stanley Clark,Jack DeJohnette, Jerry Goodman...; almost every track has a different line-up;)
Where Fortune Smiles (Dawn) EX / VG++ U.K.'1971 65.00
(early 70's red-label U.K. print in nice "mandala"-typo FOC; Free-Form Jazz-(Rock)-Fusion w/John Surman, Karl Berger, Stu Martin and Dave Holland; an action-bound most energetic venture;)
François Mechali, Gerard Marais & Bertrand Gauthier
Cut Up (Vogue) M- / M- F'1978 75.00
(late 70's orig. french release of most expressive, athmo-packed Fusion bag ripe w/ Free-Form-Jazz spectacles, poetic meres where tension gathers for strokes... acoustic bass (Mechali) various guitars(electric/ acoustic/ synth) by Marais (kindlin' some latin flavour on "Memphis prodigue" w/acoustic guitar) and drums/ percussion(Gauthier) ...quite a unique piece for the times of the  late 70's!!)
Sergio Mendes And Brasil '66 Foursider (A&M) EX / EX U.S.'197 95.00
(early 70's orig. white-label-promo-print of compilation double-set laden w/groovin' 'n Pop-splashin' Latin-Lounge-Jazz w/femme lead-vocs 'n brass! ...incl. "for what it's worth", "day tripper", "with a little help from my friends", "after midnight"(!!), "norwegian wood", "(sittin' on) the dock of the bay" ...; dynamic sound-quality! promo-letters embossed on front-cover;)
The Sergio Mendes Trio In The Brazilian Bag (Tower) EX / EX U.S.'196 85.00
(orig. U.S. "striped-label"-print of relaxed Latin-Jazz moods w/a hooky Pop appeal & great femme lead-voice (in native tongue) by Wanda De Sah, the guitar of Rosinha De Valença  and the alto sax & flute of special north-american guest-artist Bud Shank!!)
Messengers Children Of Tomorrow (Warner Brothers) M- / EX D'1977 42.00
(late 70's german release by danish dynamo-fueled Jazz-Rock Fusion gathering w/brass 'n femme lead-voice; hi-tension combo/jammer grounds incl. a 12 minutes plusSuite enrollin' in five parts! sung in english & lyrics-sheet enclosed;)
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life (ECM) M / M D'1976 52.00
(mid 70's german release of quality Fusion/Jazz- (Rock) piece fronted by U.S. 6- & 12-string guitar-stringer)
Rejoicing (ECM) M / M D'1984 42.00
(mid-80's german release of quality Fusion/ Jazz-(Rock) piece fronted by U.S. 6- & 12-string guitar-stringer accompanied by Billy Higgins on drums and Charlie Haden (b)...incl. 3 Ornette Coleman compositions(incl. title-track)
Watercolors (ECM) M / M D'1977 52.00
(70's german release of quality Fusion/Jazz-(Rock) piece fronted by U.S. 6- & 12-string guitar-stringer also playin' 15-string harpguitar; w/band accompaniment;)
Pat Metheny Group American Garage (ECM) EX / M- D'1979 42.00
(late 70's german release of quality Fusion/Jazz-Rock piece fronted by U.S. 6- & 12-string guitarist)
First Circle (ECM) M / M D'1984 42.00
(mid 80's german release of quality Fusion/ Jazz-Rock piece fronted by U.S. 6- & 12-string guitar-stringer also handlin' synth-guitar and synclavier guitar; w/insert;)
Offramp (ECM) M / M D'1982 52.00
(early 80's german release of quality Fusion/ Jazz-Rock piece fronted by U.S. 6- & 12-string guitar-stringer also handlin' synth-guitar and synclavier guitar;)
MFSB Mysteries Of The World (TSOP) EX / VG++ U.S.'1980 28.00
(orig. U.S. print of West-Coast Fusion-Lounge grooves by Philadelphian band led by Dexter Wansel;)
Mo First Album (700 West) M- / M- U.S.'1976 225.00
(solo-thing by famous 70's producer from Indiana who runs the 700 West label!! side A brings action-packed Fusion-typo compositions w/eccentric, Zappa-esque moves, keyboards, electric Oboe, guitars, bass 'n drums; the B-side opens w/funky hay-fever-stomps w/David Zerfas (yess, "ZERFAS"!!) on drums, R. Thomas on guitar; there's Country-rockin' grits w/pedal-steel and " a little while" for closing track brings a racing Big-band sound! another exciting production-job!)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong Live (Arista) M- / M- D'1979 34.00
(late 70's orig. german print of renowned french Fusion-Prog-Rock venture captured LIVE; w/insert-sheet;)
Tete Montoliu Words Of Love (Steeple Chase) M- / M DK'1978 55.00
(orig. danish print of simply staggering solo-piano works by this blind 'n half deaf piano-master; many a great name in Jazz-piano history flashes fro' here but then... the way it is played is pure Tete!! recorded in Holland in '76; all self-penned selections;)
Montreux Summit Volume 1 (CBS) EX / EX NL'1977 42.00
(dutch print of LIVE recorded double-set laden w/action-packed Big-Band Fusion grooves feat. Bob James, George Duke, Billy Cobham, Ralph MacDonald, Steve Khan, Eric Gale, Stan Getz, Woody Shaw, Alphonso Johnson...etc.; FOC;)
Volume 2 (CBS) EX / EX NL'1977 42.00
(dutch print of LIVE recorded double-set laden w/action-packed Big-Band Fusion grooves feat. Bob James, George Duke, Billy Cobham, Ralph MacDonald, Steve Khan, Eric Gale, Stan Getz, Woody Shaw, Alphonso Johnson ...etc.; FOC;)
James Moody The Teachers (Perception) EX / EX U.S.'1970 75.00
(early 70's U.S. orig. print (in nice die-cut gimmix uni-pak-jacket) of conceptual Fusion-Jazz piece w/theme on revolution and changes evolving from it! there's some Black Power spirit at work on the 9 minutes plus "street talk suite" w/Free-Form interludes putting fire to the turmoil; other songs have an epic, melodic edge w/some eerie tension bein' kindled plus a funky cut w/rolling bass (3 bass-players are involved w/ this album... not all at the same time!) Big-Band typo performance w/subtle effects enriching the overall lyrical context; cover of  "hello, goodbye" (Lennon/McCartney) ...sleeve-design is a collage of photos of Martin Luther King, Black Panther leaders and the dead Kennedys (NOT the band of course!!)
Patrick Moraz & Syrinx Coexistence (Carrère) EX / EX F'1980 34.00
(early 80's Fusion project by swiss keyboarder Moraz meeting Pan Flute wizard Syrinx; ...plus drums 'n guitars and spaced effects;)
Alphonse Mouzon Funky Snakefoot (Blue Note) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1973 52.00
(70's U.S. print of dynamo-fueled Funky Fusion-Lounge sounds w/period-Zappa-esque typo way of brewin' up the action! Randy Brecker in the brass-section, Mike Mandel on keyboards; uni-pak jacket;)
In Search Of A Dream (MPS) EX / EX D'1978 36.00
(late 70's german  print of dynamo-fueled, phonky Jazz-Rock happening w/Philippe Catherine, Joachim Kühn, Miroslav Vitous, Stu Goldberg and B.Malik; liners by J.E. Berendt;)
Mind Transplant (Blue Note) VG++ / VG++ / Cc. U.S.'1976 32.00
(mid-70's U.S. print of dynamo-fueled Funky Fusion-Lounge sounds; Tommy Bolin on guitar;)
Mind Transplant (Blue Note) M- / EX / Co. U.S.'1976 42.00
(mid-70's U.S. print of dynamo-fueled Funky Fusion-Lounge sounds; Tommy Bolin on guitar;)
Idris Muhammad Boogie To The Top (Kudu/CTI) EX / EX U.S.'1978 45.00
(late 70's U.S. release of action-bound Funky-Lounge grooves takin' off on the 11:00 title-track w/ hot femme back-ups 'n brass arranged by David Matthews who also co-produced; white label promo print;)
Boogie To The Top (Kudu/CTI) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1978 42.00
(late 70's U.S. release of action-bound Funky-Lounge grooves takin' off on the 11:00 title-track w/ hot femme back-ups 'n brass arranged by David Matthews who also co-produced;)
House Of The Rising Sun (Kudu/CTI) EX / EX D'1975 42.00
(mid-70's german release of action-bound Funky-Lounge grooves w/Afro colors; incl. "Sudan"(11:00) starring Fred Wesley, Joe Beck, Will Lee, Eric Gale, Mike Brecker...;)
Amina Claudine Myers Jumping In The Sugar Bowl (Minor Music) M / M D'1984 75.00
(orig. mid-80's german release of another fine, expressive "Fusion" bag by black femme keyboardist/ singer... melodic oriented w/jammin' mood on the great "Cecil B" (9:24) (dedicated to Cecil McBee) ...bluesy, gospelized tension on the haunting organ-piece entitled "cameloupe"; trio-venture feat. Reggie Nicholson on percussion 'n voice, Thomas Palmer plays acoustic 'n electric basses; truly fine album recorded in Germany;)
Song For Mother E (Leo) M / M U.K.'1980 65.00
(orig. 'n RARE U.K. release of fine, expressive "Fusion" bag by black femme keyboardist/ singer... stretching from Free-Form-Jazz/ Roots dives ("inner destruction" (7:36) w/wild-hearted piano-progressions to poetic sound-textures w/organ/piano moves w/a soulful Gospel approach (in spots)... accompanied by Pheeroan Aklaff on drums, gong, percussion 'n voice! thanks go out to Lester Bowie & Muhal Richard Abrams for involvement in making this album!)

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