When bassist Jaco Pastorius became a bandmember in 1976, Weather Report entered their most popular phase including the release of Black Market. This sixth album is influenced greatly by African music. Combined with jazz we could describe this genre as 'world fusion'.
We've brought Bill Withers to our subscribers previously, but we simply can't get enough of this icon of soul music! Just as I am is the legendary artist's debut album and one of our absolute favourites!
Neither jazz neither rock, one thing we can say is Steely Dan were truly one of a kind! Aja, the band's sixth album delves deeper into longer, more complex melodies which are a true delight to groove to!
Wired is Jeff Beck's 1976 solo album. It was this album that started a fruitful collaboration with former Mahavishnu Orchestra keyboardist Jan Hammer whom Beck toured with shortly thereafter. The album features a wicked rocky interpretation of the Mingus classic Goodbye Pork Pie Hat!
Featuring Christine Perfect (better known as the future Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac), Chicken Shack offers up a solid and juicy set of blues-influenced rock! This LP was a promising debut, especially noteworthy for Stan Webb's Freddie King-inspired guitar playing and Christine's vocals.
Whilst we do love the Chilli Peppers, we think Mother's Milk is definitely the album which really stands out! It's a perfect fusion of funk, heavy rocky riffs and general Chilli Peppers energy which made the band who they are!
Coming off his expansive, Grammy-nominated 2018 studio album Hollywood Africans, pianist Jon Batiste offers a more intimate and swinging live album recorded in 2018 during his residency at the storied NYC-venue.
When Stevie Wonder applied his tremendous songwriting talents to the unsettled social morass that was the early '70s, he produced one of his greatest, most important works!
As far as awesome fusions of rock and folk/country music go, Traffic stand in a league of their own. Their second studio album is an awesome mix of styles and features some of Steve Winwood's best musical compositions!
What else could brighten the day of a San Quentin inmate more than a visit of living legend B.B. King? Recorded in the same correctional facility that spawned Johnny Cash's Live At San Quentin, B.B. King's recording oozes the same kind of energy that put Cash's album in the books.
Following the passing of legendary Stones drummer Charlie Watts just a few weeks ago, we felt that it would only be right to bring you this amazing album by the band, featuring the timeless classic Angie!
This incredible live album features Miles Davis' Sextet (with John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley) and the Thelonious Monk Quartet (with Pee Wee Russell) at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival - a steaming' must-have for our jazz subscribers!