Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab (1974)

‘The Golden Scarab‘ is the title of the debut studio album released in 1974 by former Doors keyboardist Raymond ‘Ray’ Daniel Manzarek through Mercury Records. The album was recorded in 1973 and officially issued on 28 March 1974, after the dissolution of the Doors in 1973 which, at that time,… Read more“Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab (1974)”

Esbjörn Svensson Trio – A Great Swedish Jazz Trio

Esbjörn Svensson Trio (e.s.t. for short) was a great Swedish jazz trio which was active between 1993 and 2008. The trio consisted of the band’s frontman, Esbjörn Svensson (on piano), Dan Berglund (acoustic bass/double bass), and Magnus Öström (on drums). Their music was influenced by various genres, including, most notably,… Read more“Esbjörn Svensson Trio – A Great Swedish Jazz Trio”

Allan Holdsworth – A Legendary Jazz Fusion Guitarist

Allan Holdsworth was a legendary English jazz fusion/jazz rock, instrumental rock, and progressive rock guitarist. Allan Holdsworth was born on 6 August 1946 in Bradford, England and passed away on 15 April 2017 at the age of 70 in Vista, California, U.S. Holdsworth was an extremely technical and influential guitarist… Read more“Allan Holdsworth – A Legendary Jazz Fusion Guitarist”

Jaco Pastorius – Holiday for Pans (1993)

‘Holiday for Pans‘ is the title of the third studio album by legendary American jazz fusion bassist Jaco Pastorius which was posthumously released in 1993 through Sound Hills. The album was recorded long before its year of release, during the early 1980s, more specifically between 1980 and 1982. The LP… Read more“Jaco Pastorius – Holiday for Pans (1993)”

The Zawinul Syndicate Live In Hamburg, Germany (1996)

The Zawinul Syndicate was the main continuator of the legendary American jazz fusion band Weather Report fronted by the one and only fantastic and innovative Austrian-born keyboardist and bandleader Josef ‘Joe’ Erich Zawinul from 1970 up until 1986. After a short-lived spin-off project which was represented by Weather Update in… Read more“The Zawinul Syndicate Live In Hamburg, Germany (1996)”

The Zawinul Syndicate Live At Jazz Open Stuttgart (1997)

The Zawinul Syndicate can be perceived as the main continuator of the legendary American jazz fusion band Weather Report which ceased its musical activity in 1986. The Zawinul Syndicate was formed in 1988, two years after the disbandment of Weather Report and the short-lived musical project Weather Update which included… Read more“The Zawinul Syndicate Live At Jazz Open Stuttgart (1997)”

The Zawinul Syndicate Live At The Pori Jazz Festival (1988)

The Zawinul Syndicate was the second major band fronted by the legendary jazz fusion keyboardist and bandleader Josef ‘Joe’ Zawinul and can as well be perceived as the main continuator of the legendary American jazz fusion band Weather Report, after the short-lived musical project Weather Update from 1986. The Zawinul… Read more“The Zawinul Syndicate Live At The Pori Jazz Festival (1988)”

Joe Zawinul – A Musical Portrait (BBC Documentary)

Josef ‘Joe’ Erich Zawinul was one of the most fantastic jazzmen of all times. Pioneering the crossover genre of jazz fusion during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Joe Zawinul became renowned for working with the best and most talented and technical jazz musicians ever, including, most notably, Miles Davis… Read more“Joe Zawinul – A Musical Portrait (BBC Documentary)”

Joe Zawinul’s Erdzeit (2008 Austrian Documentary)

Josef ‘Joe’ Zawinul (born on 7 July 1932 in Vienna, Austria, departed on 11 September in Vienna, Austria) was one of the most finest, creative, technical, and charismatic keyboardists and musicians of the 20th century. A pioneer of jazz fusion, Zawinul managed to create a tremendously beautiful musical legacy in… Read more“Joe Zawinul’s Erdzeit (2008 Austrian Documentary)”