Fusion S-2

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Skrotbandet Afrocarib (Nacksving) EX / EX S'1980 38.00
(orig. swedish small-label release of colorful Latin-Jazz spiced w/afro-caribbean ingredients; femme lead-voice, horns, guitar and plenty o' percussion; w/insert-sheet and label-inner-bag;)
Smac Siron,Massy,Autin,Cerf (Unit) M- / M- CH'1985 42.00
(orig. swiss print of Avant-Chamber-Jazz project by swiss quartet feat. acoustic bass, trombone and various saxes;)
Steve Smith Vital Information (CBS) EX / EX NL'1983 34.00
(dutch print of dynamic Fusion/Jazz-Rock-Lounge sounds by drummer Smith; feat. Mike Stern & Dean Brown on guitars...; the high-energy title-track shows a Weather Report/Pat Metheney influence;)
The Soft Machine Softs (Harvest) EX / VG++ U.K.'1976 42.00
(mid-70's effort by british Avant-Prog-Rock equipe w/a fully changed line-up and sound; on this album it's dynamo-fretted Jazz-Rock Fusion-Lounge w/orchestration;)
The Sound Of Feeling And the Sound Of Oliver Nelson
Leonard Feather Presents (Verve) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'196 85.00
(orig.U.S. black-label-print of this exciting 60's Avant-Pop-Jazz sparklin' proto-Fusion piece shared by 2 projects and meant to accompany Leonard Feather's "The Encyclopedia of Jazz"; side A feat. the Anrece twins (Alyce & Rhae) known from the "Avant-Pop" release on Limelight Records called "Spleen", makin' for a jazzed bend on this w/some free-form pattern-chase; feat. great Jazz-names such as Ray Neapolitan & Chuck Domanico (both from the Don Ellis Big Band) and Oliver Nelson! the B-side has a performance by The Encyclopedia of Jazz All Stars conducted by Oliver Neslon! feat. Joe Newman, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Eric Gale, Ron Carter... etc. songs incl. "my favorite things", "sidewalks of New York", "greensleeves"; an ace production by Creed Taylor & Jesse Kaye;)
Spaces Same (Arista) M / M U.S.'1981 34.00
(early 80's U.S. major-label release of straight n' funky Fusion-Lounge grooves by U.S. quintet; additional musicians starring Ralph MacDonald who also contributed 1 song;)
Christoph Spendel Park Street No.2 (Ego) M / M- D'1978 65.00
(late 70's release on collectable german label; Solo-piano drifts in the vein of Keith Jarrett/Scott Cossu;)
Spontaneous Combustion Come And Stick Your Head In (Flying Dutchman) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1969 95.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. white-label promo print of quality Fusion-piece treadin' adventurous Proto-Acid-Jazz lanes w/elevated Lounge-Pop/(sl)eazy (g)listening-edges; the beast breaks loose on the 10 minutes plus "time stitch" ...a jammin' turmoil along shaky Rock-boulders w/brass/ flute brewin', heavy fuzz-guitar strayns (Dennis Budimir & Mike Deasy) keyboards, ace drummin 'n rollin' e-bass (Larry Knechtel)other songs include a cover of Tim Hardin's "don't make promises" and are all penned by Gary Coleman, leader of the band; feat. Jim Horn, Tom Scott, John Guerin'; a CLASSIC time-piece; FOC; nice shape!!)
Come And Stick Your Head In (Flying Dutchman) EX / EX U.S.'1969 85.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. print of quality Fusion-piece treadin' adventurous Proto-Acid-Jazz lanes w/elevated Lounge-Pop/(sl)eazy (g)listening-edges; the beast breaks loose on the 10 minutes plus "time stitch" ...a jammin' turmoil along shaky Rock-boulders w/brass/flute brewin', heavy fuzz-guitar strayns (Dennis Budimir & Mike Deasy) keyboards, ace drummin 'n rollin' e-bass (Larry Knechtel) ...other songs include a cover of Tim Hardin's "don't make promises" and are all penned by Gary Coleman, leader of the band; feat. Jim Horn, Tom Scott, John Guerin'; a CLASSIC time-piece; FOC;)
Spyrogyra Acces All Areas (MCA) M- / M- D'1984 42.00
(orig. german print of mid-80's Live-double-set; West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge sounds; FOC;)
Alternative Currents (MCA) M- / M- D'1985 34.00
(orig. german print of mid-80's release; West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge sounds;)
Breakout (MCA) M- / M- D'1986 34.00
(orig. german print of mid-80's release; West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge sounds;)
Catching The Sun (MCA) M- / M- U.S.'1980 34.00
(orig. U.S. print of tasty Latin-Jazz-Lounge sounds w/brassed, funky sway; FOC:)
City Kids (MCA) M- / M- D'1983 34.00
(orig. german print of West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge sounds feat. Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Eddie Gomez...;)
Incognito (MCA) M- / M- D'1982 34.00
(orig. german print of West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge sounds feat. Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, John Tropea, Richard Tee...;)
Stories Without Words (MCA) M- / M- D'1987 34.00
(orig. german print of mid-80's release; West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge sounds;)
Jeremy Steig Firefly (CTI) M- / M- U.S.'1977 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of classic Funky-Lounge-Fusion piece w/Rock-Jazz pulse, femme lead-singer, Steve Gadd on drums, John Scofield on guitar, David Matthews on e-piano, Richard Tee... plus brass-section; FOC; top shape!)
Firefly (CTI) EX / EX U.S.'1977 36.00
(orig. U.S. print of classic Funky-Lounge-Fusion piece w/Rock-Jazz pulse, femme lead-singer, Steve Gadd on drums, John Scofield on guitar, David Matthews on e-piano, Richard Tee... plus brass-section; FOC; nice shape!)
Fusion (Groove Merchant) EX / VG+ D'1974 34.00
(orig. german print of classic Funky-Fusion-Lounge piece w/Rock-Jazz pulse,  ... athmospherical shifts 'n tension packed drifts starring Jan Hammer, Gene Perla, Eddie Gomez, Don Alias; recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, laminated FOC;)
Same (America) M- / M- F'1979 55.00
(late 70's french re- (?) release of '71 recordings feat. Jan Hammer (e-piano) Gene Perla or Eddie Gomez on e-bass 'n electric upright bass, Don Alias on drums 'n percussion; incl. "elephant hump", "slow blues in G", "energie";)
Straaten Coral Love Dance (Phonag) EX / EX CH'1988 34.00
(80's swiss release of athmo-soothin' Fusion piece combing "New Age Jazz" idioms w/melodic folksy strayns; full-band venture incl. piano, bass, guitar, percussion (water drums also...) and Roland Van Straaten's wailin' harmonica-art;)
Stuff More Stuff (Warner Brothers) VG+ / EX / Co. U.S.'1977 28.00
(U.S. print of 2nd album by Funky-Lounge combo w/brass; feat. such renowned and in-demand studio/session guys like Cornell Dupree on guitar, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Richard Tee, Christopher Parker;)
More Stuff (Warner Brothers) EX / EX U.S.'1977 36.00
(U.S. print of 2nd album by Funky-Lounge combo w/brass; feat. such renowned and in-demand studio/ session guys like Cornell Dupree on guitar, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale,Richard Tee, Christopher Parker;)
Same (Warner Brothers) M- / EX U.S.'1976 38.00
(U.S. print of debut album by Funky-Lounge combo w/brass; feat. such renowned and in-demand studio/session guys like Cornell Dupree on guitar, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Richard Tee, Christopher Parker;)
Same (Warner Brothers) EX / EX I'1976 36.00
(italian print of debut album by Funky-Lounge combo w/brass; feat. such renowned and in-demand studio/session guys like Cornell Dupree on guitar, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Richard Tee, Christopher Parker;)
Stuff It! (Warner Brothers) VG++ / EX / Co. U.S.'1979 34.00
(U.S. print of late 70's effort by Funky-Lounge combo w/brass; Steve Cropper produced; has the inner-bag;)
Sugar Loaf Express Featuring Lee Ritenour (JVC) EX / EX J'1977 65.00
(rare japanese direct-disk-recorded release of top level West-Coast-Fusion-Lounge dimension w/tasty funky edges; ace line-up starring Eric Gale on 2nd guitar, Steve Forman, Harvey Mason, Abraham Laboriel and Patrice Rushen on keyboards; incl. a great version of "lady soul" written by Dave Matthews; FOC w/ insert-sheet that has pics and a set-up sketch of the recording procedure... words written in japanese only though;)
Charles Sullivan Genesis (Trio/Nadia) VG(*) / EX J'1974 65.00
(RARE mid-70's release of dynamic Fusion/ Jazz-Rock project by trumpet/ fluegelhorn champ; Stan Cowell on piano, Billy Hart (dr)Anthony Jackson (bass-guitar) Alphonse Mouzon (dr)...; title-track keeps up the tension for 17 plus minutes w/great fender rhodes piano lines by L. Sharon Freeman enrollin' for a racing percussion/ bass interplay w/a rockin' pulse evoking a psychedelic touch! w/insert-sheet; (*) sleeve has suffered from a "glue accident";)
John Surman Morning Glory (Antilles) EX / EX U.S.'1973 55.00
(orig. U.S. print of dynamic live-recorded Fusion/Jazz-Rock from 1973!Terje Rypdal on guitar! extended slopes full of jammin' fever!)
Isao Suzuki Self-Portrait (Paddle Wheel) M / M J'1981 Sold
(rare orig. japanese print of pretty adventurous one-man-band effort(Suzuki plays no less than 20 instruments!) incl. bass, koto, organ, percussion, voice, flute...etc ...the ticket is quite captivating tapestries w/japanese trad-patterns beamin' thru' ...a solemn tension reigns! w/insert-sheet that has photos of the artist; front-sleeve is a self-portrait painting by Suzuki!)
Isao Suzuki & Tsuyoshi Yamamoto
Samba Club (Paddle Wheel) M / M J'1981 Sold
(early 80's orig. japanese print of Latin-Jazz-Lounge grooves by mix-band consisting of 3 japanese and 2 black artists; Donald Bailey on drums; Takayuki Kato on guitar, Suzuki plays bass, Yamamoto on piano...; incl."greensleeves", "night and day" (Cole Porter) "sweet Georgia Brown"...; w/insert-sheet;)
Steve Swallow Carla (Xtrawatt Production) M / M D'1987 52.00
(80's german press of airy Fusion-Lounge-Jazz feat. Swallow on bass(he composed all the selections) Carla Bley at the organ, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Larry Willis (p) Victor Lewis (dr) Don Alias on percussion plus a Chamber-string trio;)
Harvie Swartz Underneath It All (Grammavision) M / M U.S.'1982 55.00
(early 80's orig. U.S. print of drifty Jazz-Lounge moods fronted by Swartz on bass; sextet performance w/piano, percussion, fluegelhorn, cello 'n drums; all songscomposed by Harvie and he also produced;)
Underneath It All (Grammavision) M / M U.S.'1982 55.00
(early 80's orig. U.S. print of drifty Jazz-Lounge moods fronted by Swartz on bass; sextet performance w/piano, percussion, fluegelhorn, cello 'n drums; all songs composed by Harvie and he also produced;)
Sweet D'Buster Friction (Bubble) EX / EX NL'1978 42.00
(orig. dutch press of funky, Lounge infected Fusion-Rock (w/ a Pop appeal) groovin' album w/brass 'n tasty guitar-leads; w/inner-bag;)
Friction (Bubble) EX / EX D'1978 42.00
(orig. german press of funky, Lounge infected Fusion-Rock (w/ a Pop appeal) groovin' album w/brass 'n tasty guitar-leads;)
Gigs (Ariola) M- / EX NL'1979 42.00
(orig. dutch press of funky, Lounge infected Fusion-Rock groovin' LIVE-album w/brass 'n tasty guitar-leads; w/ inner-sleeve;)
Same (Bubble) M- / M- NL'1977 42.00
(orig. dutch press of funky, Lounge infected Fusion-Rock groovin' album w/brass 'n tasty guitar-leads;)
Shot Into The Blue (Ariola) M- / EX NL'1979 42.00
(orig. dutch press of funky, Lounge infected Fusion-Rock groovin' album w/brass 'n tasty guitar-leads; w/ inner-sleeve;)
Gabor Szabo High Contrast (Blue Thumb) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'1971 55.00
(early 70's release of funky Lounge grooves w/string-arrangements by electric/acoustic guitarist assisted by Bobby Womack also on guitars and he contributed 2 of his compositions which are ""breezin'", & "I remember when"; ...but what cuts the cake for ultimate funky groove-bag w/pearly axe-lickin' is Szabo's own "fingers" (7:25) Jim Keltner beats 'em drums, Felix Falcon a.k.a. Flaco on congas;)
Mizrab (CTI) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1972 75.00
(early 70's U.S. promo-print of tasty Fusion-guitar maneuvres w/a loungy Pop appeal feat. Bob James, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, Ron Carter & Ralph McDonald; incl. a 9 minutes plus rendition of the eastern- scented title-track; FOC;)
Gabor Szabo with Charles Lloyd
Live (Blue Thumb) EX / EX U.S.'1974 65.00
(mid-70's release of funky Lounge grooves w/shaky Latin-touch by electric/ acoustic guitarist assisted w/ bass, drums, Charles Lloyd on flute on 1 track, Tony Ortega on flute & echoplex, Tommy Eyre on keyboard...; incl. "spellbinder", "sombrero Sam", "stormy"...; recorded LIVE at The Troubadour in Hollywood;)

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