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in no particular order:
 
Sloche
Maneige
Return To Forever
Neil Ardley / Graham Collier
Miles Davis (69/72)
TW Lifetime
Weather report (the Vitous years)
Mwandishi
Out Of Focus
Soft Machine
Jeremy Steig
Embryo
Placebo
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Nucleus
Santana
Iceberg
Perigeo
11th House
Placebo
Cos
The Wrong Object
Setna (and Xing Sa)
Gong (Pierre Moerlen era (from Shamal onwards)
Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic
 
Almost the whole Canterbury scene
 
 
 
 
BTW: good call for the Tied and Tickled Trio


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Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

in no particular order:
 
Setna (and Xing Sa)
Gong (Pierre Moerlen era (from Shamal onwards)
 
Almost the whole Canterbury scene
 

I was considering doing the same thing, good call.
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Brand X
Bruford
Stanley Clarke
Colosseum II
Al Di Meola
Dixie Dregs
Jan Hammer/Group
Herbie Hancock/Headhunters
Hiromi/Sonicbloom
Isotope
Kenso
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Niacin
Passport
Jaco Pastorius
Release Music Orchestra
Return to Forever
David Sancious/Tone
Weather Report
Tony Williams/Lifetime

Oops, that's 20.
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Miles
Weather Report 1971-1974
Hancock Mwandishi band
Mahavishnu first incarnation
Jazz rock Zappa (Rats, Wazoo, W/J)
Area
Pekka Pohjola
Eberhard Weber
Last Exit
Aka Moon
Tipographica

...based on an admittedly personal view of what constitutes jazz fusion.

Steely Dan would be in the list, but as a song-based unit I feel they are in rather a different category. Likewise Sloche which I think of as fusiony prog rather than proggy fusion.

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Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
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Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
 

One of the ones I missed! A monster musician, he.
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
 

One of the ones I missed! A monster musician, he.

Friede and I were at an Eric Burdon concert once with Brian Auger on organ. at some point in the concert the guitar player broke a string, and Auger immediately improvised a solo until the guitar player had put on another string. it was most impressive


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Jean Luc Ponty
Al Dimeola
Electric Asturias
Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Mindflowers
Tunnels
Intervals
Special Providence
KBB

(Some of these are not classified under the genre Jazz/Rock fusion in PA.)

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Most of my favorites have already been mentioned but I would like to add National Health and the newer band Amoeba Split.....even though they get put into Canterbury they are very much  jazz rock/fusion in my mind 
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Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Friede and I were at an Eric Burdon concert once with Brian Auger on organ. at some point in the concert thew guitar player broke a string, and Auger immediately improvised a solo until the guitar player had put on another string. it was most impressive
 

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Some more that aren’t listed from my personal collection.

 

Anders & Jens Johansson And Allan Holdsworth - Heavy Machinery

Billy Cobham

Freddie Hubbard

Pat Metheny

Pink Freud

The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach

John Coltrane

Pharoah Sanders

The Offering

Trio Of Doom

V.S.O.P.

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Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Finally, my kind of thread.

Miles Davis
Weather Report
Herbie Hancock
Return to Forever
Mahavishnu Orchestra

Mine too!  Clap

Mahavishnu Orchestra, of course! 
Brand X 
RTF
Chick Corea's Electrik Band 
Bruford w. Holdsworth, and the unknown John Clark! 

Not to mention some other more conventional greats like Steely Dan and Chicago!  Those bands are not often discussed here.


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oopsie, I forget Oblivion Express
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
 

One of the ones I missed! A monster musician, he.

Friede and I were at an Eric Burdon concert once with Brian Auger on organ. at some point in the concert the guitar player broke a string, and Auger immediately improvised a solo until the guitar player had put on another string. it was most impressive
 
First time I saw him was circa 95 or so....
 
He played 2.5 h and then seven encores (yes seven distinct encores, not one encore of seven tracks)... and and when the public was tired and started leaving, he came back for an eighth one. He wasted out everyone in the halml except himself and his band (though they were tired)
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Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

John Coltrane

Pharoah Sanders

Love them both but fusion?
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Miles Davis fusion era
Mahavishnu Orchestra (also John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension - saw them live on first tour 2007) 
Passport (good to see a couple of others mention them)
Weather Report
Stanley Clark
Herbie Hancock

Countless others...
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1. Pekka Pohjola
2. Colosseum
3. Soft Machine
4. Mahavishnu Orchestra
5. Miles Davis
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2018 at 16:38
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

oopsie, I forget Oblivion Express
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
 

One of the ones I missed! A monster musician, he.

Friede and I were at an Eric Burdon concert once with Brian Auger on organ. at some point in the concert the guitar player broke a string, and Auger immediately improvised a solo until the guitar player had put on another string. it was most impressive
 
First time I saw him was circa 95 or so....
 
He played 2.5 h and then seven encores (yes seven distinct encores, not one encore of seven tracks)... and and when the public was tired and started leaving, he came back for an eighth one. He wasted out everyone in the halml except himself and his band (though they were tired)
The first time I saw Brian Auger Oblivion Express was around 1974 at Trenton State College in Trenton, NJ.  It was the version of the Oblivion Express with a boyish looking Steve Ferrone.  Oh the opening act was some new group from New Jersey, oh yah now I remember their name - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (with David Sancious on piano).  Auger was fantastic but it was a tough audience after Bruce.
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Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

John Coltrane

Pharoah Sanders

Love them both but fusion?


Yea, I see you’re point, but I do think they both crossed the line at times.

I believe Frank Zappa has also done some jazz fusion work; The Grand Wazoo comes to mind.

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Some of my favourite albums are by these bands, I tried to pick bands not mentioned yet.
Mcluhan
Avant Garden
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Sunbirds
Companyia Electrica Dharma
Fermata
Smak
Solar Plexus
Energit
Frogg Cafe
Demon Fuzz
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Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

John Coltrane

Pharoah Sanders

Love them both but fusion?


Yea, I see you’re point, but I do think they both crossed the line at times.

I believe Frank Zappa has also done some jazz fusion work; The Grand Wazoo comes to mind.

I think most everyone would agree about Zappa but well John Coltrane who died in 1967 never really fused his jazz with the elements that defines jazz fusion. Not too my ears at least - but we obviously hear different things. 
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