Fusion R

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Chuck Rainey Born Again (Hammer 'n Nails) EX / EX U.S.'1981 65.00
(early 80's solo-thing by ace-session-/studio-bass-player (beefin' up many a recording down the line... to many to name that bear his special stamp!) ...mix-bag of athmo-packed West-Coasty lounge and funky grits like on the HOT "same old funk" w/Chuck singin' ...Dom Um Romao on percussion, James Alan Smith on keyboards, Pauliñho Da Costa also on percussion...; an amazing full-body-production by David Ackerman!)
Ken Ramm Dragon (Jackal) VG++ / VG++ Can'1981 52.00
(orig. canadian print of hi-driven Fusion piece by canadian guitarist, composer & arranger; Ben Mink plays electric mandolin and electric violin, Martin Deller on percussion, bass by David Piltch, Ted Moses on keyboards & synth... all instrumental w/exception of one song; has waves of exciting arabic pattern-chase on "koh-i-noor" (7:17) scarce small label release;)
Nelson Rangell Playing For Keeps (GRP) M- / M- D'1989 28.00
(late 90's german print of tasty Fusion-Lounge moods fronted by this fine sax-man, Danny Weiss produced;)
Red Twist & Tuned Arrow Same (ECM) M- / M- D'1987 42.00
(80's german release by swiss trio feat. Christy Doran and Stephan Wittwer on guitars/ synth/ sequencer programming and Fredy Studer on drums 'n percussion; Fusion based Free-Form scapes w/ shredz of composed maps showin' up 'n bein' sliced-up for the improvised sake of a gimmick's khool;)
Return To Forever Live (Columbia) EX / EX U.S.'1978 95.00
(U.S. orig. print of 4-LP's box-set (w/huge booklet insert) of Live-concerts! hi-tension Funky Lounge piece by this Fusion-Supergroup feat. Stanley Clarke on basses, Joe Farrell, John Thomas, Ron Moss... and Chic Corea on various keyboards and percussion;)
Romantic Warrior (CBS) VG++ / VG++ NL'1976 28.00
(dutch orig. print of hi-tension Funky Lounge piece by this Fusion-Supergroup feat. Stanley Clarke on basses, Lenny White on drums, Al DiMeola on guitars and Corea on various keyboards and percussion;)
Return To Forever Feat. Chick Corea
No Mystery (Polydor) M- / EX U.S.'1975 42.00
(U.S. orig. print of hi-tension Funky Lounge piece by this Fusion-Supergroup feat. Stanley Clarke on basses, Lenny White on drums, Al DiMeola on guitars and Corea on various keyboards and percussion plus his voice;)
Reverberi Timer (Pausa) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1976 65.00
(mid-70's U.S. print of hi-dynamo spiced West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge sounds w/funky wah-fuzz-guitar squelche on 2 selections; ace production job! orig. recorded at Fonit-Cetra studios in Milano, Italy; has a symphony orchestra and band-line-up features italian artists such as Marco Zoccheddu on guitar, Hugo Heredia on saxes & flutes, Gigi Cappellotto on bass guitar and Vanda Radicchi's voice paints some haunting back-up lines!; mostly originals written by Gian Pero Reverberi w/ some adapted classical pieces by Chopin & Beethoven; ...a most convincing work in this vast field! FOC w/odd sleeve-design;)
Buddy Rich In London (RCA) M / M F'198 42.00
(french 80's reprint of 1971 LIVE recordings at Ronnie Scott's Club in London; HOT Big-Band grooves w/ covers of Miles Davis' "milestones", Ellington's "in a mellow tone", "moments notice" (John Coltrane)
Same (Everest) EX / EX U.S.'197 42.00
(70's U.S. reprint of orig. 60's album released on Mercury Records; Big-band job; incl. "down the old ox road", "yardbird suite", "clap hands here comes Charlie", "I can't give you anything but love"...;)
Tuff Dude! (Groove Merchant) EX / EX U.S.'1974 55.00
(mid-70's U.S. double-set containing 2 prev. released albums for Groove Merchant from the late 60's/ early 70's; record 1 has the Big Band while the other disc feat. a smaller combo w/Anthony Jackson on bass, Jack Wilkins on guitar, Sonny Fortune on alto sax 'n flute...; versions of "Billie's bounce" (Charlie Parker) "jumpin' at the woodside" (Count Basie) ...FOC;)
Emil Richards & The Microtonal Blues Band
Journey To Bliss (Impulse!) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1968 95.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. print of adventurous Ethno-Jazz venture by this versatile 'n hip-to-any-thing percussionist; dynamic blends of eastern(indian, balinese...) & western tonal-scales; performed via vast perco-gear (too many to name) electric guitars (Dennis Budimir & Tom Tedesco) bass, keyboard... and narration; B-side has the title-track spinning in 6 movements;)
Trevor Richards New Orleans Trio
The Smallest Big Band In The World (Antagon) M- / M- D'1979 55.00
(late 70's release by hot-buttered british trio combining New Orleans grooves w/drivin' R&B moves w/ quite a unique style as shown on stunning versions of "summertime", "muskrat ramble", "always" (Irving Berlin) ..."Caldonia";)
Frank Ricotti Quartet Our Point Of View (CBS) EX / VG++ U.K.'1969 155.00
(orig. green-label-print of excellent late 60's Jazz-Rock/Fusion piece w/Ricotti on vibes 'n alto sax, Chris Spedding cranks some tasty lead-guitar lines, Chris Laurence on electric-/ acoustic bass, Bryan Spring on drums; great cover of Stan Tracey's "three times loser, three times blueser" w/menacing wah-fuzz-tone- guitar 'n pearly vibes-lines!another cover is "house in the country" (written by Al Kooper)
Ride Same (No Label) EX / EX U.S.'197 65.00
(mid-70's U.S. orig. release of californian west coasty Fusion-Lounge sounds w/brass, keyboards, acoustic/electric guitars w/slide 'n plenty o' percussion; laid-back, rustic air w/a marin feel; sleeve looks very privat-press w/photos of band-members pictured on back;)
RMS Centennial Park (MMC) EX / EX U.K.'198 52.00
(early 80's U.K. release of dynamic quality Jazz-Rock Fusion work by renowned studio-/session guys running by the names of Ray Russell, Mo Foster & Simon Phillips (RMS stands for their first names) w/assistance of other musicians; recorded live in the studio w/brass overdubs done in one take;)
The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band
Same (Vanguard) VG++ / EX U.S.'1974 52.00
(mid-70's U.S. gold-label release of fairly adventurous 'n artistically boxed Avant-Hipster-Wacko-Grooves w/'travaganza-bannered Chamber-brass moves frying mynd on a cover-version of Hendrix' "purple haze", sort of The Jazz Composers Orchestra bakin' bread in dunes of good-timey flour-pow-wow; a color-splashing carneval-mynd executed via ace-musicianship!! ...band-members names go ike Dr. Mabuse, Buffalo Steve, Little Orphane Ollie, Sgt. Charts; sleeve shows 'em bozos pictured in their playroom dressed the way the music will tickle your spyne... or spoil yer' whyne;)
Roupa Nova Same (Philips) EX / EX BR'1981 34.00
(early 80's orig. Brazil-press of dynamo-melodic West-Coast-Lounge sounds w/hi-drivin' lead-guitar runs on title-track; sung in native tongue;)
The Charlie Rouse Band Cinnamon Flower (Douglas/Casablanca) EX / EX U.S.'1977 34.00
(U.S. print of colorful Latin-Jazz-Lounge grooves; songs composed & arranged by guitarist Amaury Tristão & pianist Dom Salvador; starring Clifford Adams, Claudio Roditi, Ron Carter, Pretty Purdie...;)
Lou Rovner Small Big Band (ITI) M / M- U.S.'1984 55.00
(mid-80's U.S. release of breezy Fusion-Jazz grooves w/ Big Band charcatere; songs composed by Rovner w/exception of "so what" (Miles Davis) ...feat. Chuck Findley & Bobby Shew on trumpet & fluegelhorn, Bill Watrous on trombone, Ernie Watts, Tommy Tedesco on guitar...; a quality performance in all indeed;)
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Live In Havanna Vol.1 (Messidor) M- / M- D'1986 42.00
(mid-80's german-print of hot-buttered Cuban-Jazz venture recorded live in Havanna! brewin' percussion w/bass 'n brass!)
Rumpelstilz Chumm,mir Fahre Zäme Us (Schnautz) EX / EX CH'1977 65.00
(orig. swiss release of compilation album by legendary native, hipster-vybed Fusion-rockin' aggregation w/vast keyboard-strides, ace lead-guit slopes & a stoned grin under its hides; sung in native tongue; orange label orig. print;)
La Dolce Vita (Schnautz) M / M CH'1977 52.00
(orig. swiss orange-label release of third album by legendary native, hipster-vybed Fusion-rockin' aggregation; sung in native tongue; FOC;)
Füüf Narre Im Charre (Schnautz) EX / EX CH'1976 65.00
(orig.swiss release of 2nd album by legendary native, hipster-vybed Fusion-rockin' aggregation w/vast keyboard-strides, ace lead-guit slopes & a stoned grin under ist hides; sung in native tongue; orange label orig. print;)
Vogelfuetter (Schnautz) EX / EX CH'1974 75.00
(orig. swiss release of debut album by legendary native, hipster-vybed Fusion-rockin' aggregation w/vast keyboard-strides, ace lead-guit slopes & a stoned grin under ist hides; sung in native tongue; blue label first print;)
Gene Russell Talk To My Lady (Black Jazz) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1973 75.00
(white-label promo-job of this strong Fusion-Lounge rhythm-soother by this piano-man (Fender Rhodes & Steinway) w/Calvin Keys on guitar, the whole album is dedicated to the innovated!)
Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack De Johnette
Same (ECM) EX / EX D'1979 38.00
(german orig. print of athmo-soothing Fusion-Jazz spree w/spacey air;)

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