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I finally gave up trying to identify only one "favorite" song. When a CD is loaded with this much good stuff, it's virtually impossible to choose between all of the keepers…
When the word "Groovy" was developed as a word in the English language it was specifically meant to describe the vibes given off by the sensational new fusion group Jazz is…
This wonderfully witty, swinging, post-bop-inspired quartet of guitarist Demopoulos, saxophonist/flautist Katisse Buckingham, bassist Mike Elizondo, and drummer Joel Alpers…
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Niacin by Niacin

Published in Fusion - CD Reviews
Every once in a while, a group comes along and does things just a little different than the others. Niacin is one such group. Tastefully blending bass and drums with an old…
His name, Fred Lipsius, may not slip off the tongue easily. But the lingering memory of Blood, Sweat and Tears is still strong for many rock fans. Lipsius was a strong fact…
McCoy Tyner’s "Sama Layuca," which was released to critical acclaim in 1974 and remastered for a more fruitful sound in 2001, is considered to be post bop. While it is that…
One finds synergy in the strangest of places. On August 19-20, 1969, as the Beatles concluded the last full band sessions for their peerless finale Abbey Road, a rock era e…
Score shows just how talented and prodigious the Brecker brothers were at the time of this 1968 release (with Michael just 19!). The set opens with "Bangalore," a compositi…
Duster is considered to be one of the first jazz fusion albums recorded, bringing together the intricacy of jazz with the energy and drive of rock and roll. This record is …

Marching to the beat of his own drum, Anders Helmerson truly exemplifies what it means to be the exception and not the rule. From music to medical school and back to music, Helmerson is a well rounded artist who allowed his creativity to take him to new heights and to ultimately create his own genre of music which he has dubbed Progressive FusionMarching to the beat of his own drum, Anders Helmerson truly exemplifies what it means to be the exception and not the rule. From music to medical school and back to music, Helmerson is a well rounded artist who allowed his creativity to take him to new heights and to ultimately create his own genre of music which he has dubbed Progressive Fusion.

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