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    Posted: February 20 2009 at 16:20
Alphonse Mouzon's album _Mind Transplant_ is part of the large canon of jazz fusion, and contains IMO perhaps the best example of the late great Tommy Bolin's playing. 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2009 at 17:41
Could you provide samples? You know, it's hard to judge if the artist fits here or not without actually hearing the music. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2009 at 09:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRj02qk1K0o&feature=related
 
There is a "Alphonse Mouzon with tommy bolin 2" video in the choices on the right.
 
This is the lead review on Amazon FWIW
 

 
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars All Time Fusion Top 10, July 20, 2003
By A Customer
This is the runner-up to Cobham's famous "Spectrum" album in the heavyweight
championship of 1970s fusion drumming & in some ways it's even better. Granted,
Mouzon does not play half as many odd-meters as Cobham (who was the ultimate
master of odds along with Bill Bruford), but there's something wilder & more greasy
about Mouzon's deep smacking grooves, solos & ultra-fast fills that puts things
really over-the-top. The Tommy Bolin jams are fantastic--the slow-burn grooves like
Golden Rainbows & Snowbound custom-made for cruising & the scorching
"Nitroglycerine" for more spaztic moods--but for me "Ascorbic Acid" with
Lee Ritenour is the ultimate track on here, the one to use to blow people completely
away. Anyone asks you who the fastest drummer in the world is & even mentions
someone like Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith or Neal Peart, just play them that track
& watch them shut-up real quick! It just smokes them into complete awed submission
& after that there might be discussions about other aspects of what makes a great
drummer but arguments about speed are history.

So, it would have to naturally follow from the strong, enthusiastic words written above
that in the pantheon of 'greatest ever fusion albums with plenty of wailing electric
guitar,' "Mind Transplant" would have to rate at around number nine, number nine
number nine, number nine, number nine............. Here's the rest of my list in case
fusion fanatics are interested:


1. Mahavishnu - Cleveland 1972
2. Mahavishnu - The Inner Mounting Flame
3. Mahavishnu - Birds of Fire
4. Mahavishnu - Between Nothingness & Eternity
5. Mahavishnu - Lost Trident Sessions
6. Billy Cobham - Spectrum
7. Nova - Blink
6. Bill Bruford - One of A Kind
7. Brand X - Livestock
8. Jean-Luc Ponty - Enigmatic Ocean
9. Alphonse Mouzon - "Mind Transplant"
10.John Abercrombie - Timeless
11. Bill Bruford - Gradually Going Tornado
12. Secret Oyster - Straight to the Krankenhaus
13. Alan Holdsworth I.O.U.
14. Lenny White - Adventures of Astral Pirates
15. Larry Coryell - Barefoot Boy
16. Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour
17. Soft Machine - "Softs"
18. Eleventh House with Larry Coryell
19. Bill Bruford - Feels Good To Me
20. Colosseum - Electric Savage



Edited by Negoba - February 21 2009 at 09:04
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2009 at 12:03
I know that album, is great and also an album with Larry Coryell awesome album!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2009 at 18:33
I remember asking the JR/F team to check out Mouzon's YouTube videos to see if he was a suitable candidate ... 
"Here I am talking to some of the smartest people in the world and I didn't even notice,” Lieutenant Columbo, episode The Bye-Bye Sky-High I.Q. Murder Case.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2009 at 18:35
Ah, I was going to suggest them if you didn't Jay!
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