Category Archives: Fusion

Friday Night Concert Clip: Rhinoceros- “When You Say You’re Sorry”

One of my favorite chicken-scratch/fusion funk/”southern-fried” (but not “southern”) confections of the late ’60s/early ’70s was Rhinoceros — a concocted “supergroup” conceived and assembled by management at Elektra Records — a label that among other distinctions, recorded at Jimi Hendrix‘s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Tower of Power feat. Carlos Santana

Ever since I first heard Tower of Power, I was drawn to them.  Their red-hot chops, superb vocals and up-tempo crossover jazz-funk makes toes tap and asses wiggle, even among those not prone to do either.  Through decades, they’ve weathered … Continue reading

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Tal Wilkenfeld – The River of Life

I’ve been sleeping under a rock.  I so enjoyed HBO’s  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary show that I watched it several times.  One of the reasons was Jeff Beck’s performances, which featured an exceptionally talented bassist,  Tal Wilkenfeld.  … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton is truly an independent artist. Having become disgruntled with his original contracts, he started his own label. Rich by no means, Sexton works when he wants to and makes enough to keep going. His is a true passion for what he does and it shows. Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Ry Cooder

It’s hard for me to recall a time when Ry Cooder wasn’t off in the background somewhere doing something few other musicians seemed all that interested in. For decades, Ry has been a musician’s musician, highly regarded as writer, session player, musicologist, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, roots music enthusiast, producer and all-around performer. Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip(s): “Sittin’ On Top of the World”

Another twist this week for the Friday Night Concert series…ever navigate YouTube searching out different versions of one song?  It can surprise. I started searching Asleep at the Wheel clips (just one), intending to feature it and them.  If you … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Series: Pat Matheny, “Minuano”

When I was in college, my eyes were opened to jazz.  As a singer, I had always learned and performed by ear but I was fortunate to become friends with trained musicians who were well-versed in jazz, blessed with the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Seal’s “Kissed by a Rose”

My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Seal live in an old, restored theater when he had just “broken through”.  It was much different than this but like this, his performance that night shares a silky precision, superb … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip(s)- Jeff Beck: “Pork-Pie Hat/Brush w/the Blues, Charlie Mingus: “Good-Bye Pork-Pie Hat”

One of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard is Jeff Beck. So, what? That’s like saying Mohamed Ali was a braggart. But the more I listen to Jeff Beck as I get older, the more amazed I am at what he knew about the instrument and music in general when we were younger. Continue reading

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Sonia Dada Live- “Crazy Lady”

I’ve always loved this band, the core of which honed its harmonies as buskers in Chicago.  Having just heard another cut on our local NPR affiliate WCBE-FM, Columbus, Ohio I previewed several on YouTube. I’ve always wanted to see them … Continue reading

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