Revisiting Some Jazz Fusion Tunes – Part I

May 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

One of my personality traits is interest in many things. It is likely both a blessing and a curse. Boredom is never a problem – but sometimes focus is. As this blog has shown, one of my interests is vintage instrumentals. I spent the better part of a year pursuing it. Another is jazz. – which takes many forms. Some of my blog posts have featured some of my smooth jazz work. I’ve spent a great deal of time on smooth jazz work.

Recent months have seen me — for the time being at least – set the vintage instrumentals and smooth jazz aside in favor of a return to jazz/rock fusion. In 2003, 2004, and 2005, I released CDs which fit in this genre. Since then I had not done much with it. Now I am revisiting some of my earlier work and am re-arranging and re-recording it.

So far I have done six tunes. More are sure to follow, as I have already started several others. All are tunes released previously and samples are available via http://www.shufflocity.com/nos.htm, should the reader be interested in hearing the original versions.

Following the philosophy I established with the vintage instrumentals, these arrangements have been made to allow live performance. The recordings have no overdubs, and are set for a quartet of guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums. Here are the links:

Sunflower Stream MP3
Snowflake Stream MP3
Retro Rocket Stream MP3
It’s a New Day Stream MP3
Walk the Talk Stream MP3
Barebones Stream MP3

I’d suggest not permanently downloading any of these, as I am still making changes and tweaking. I would also be interested in any comments that you might have as to how well these arrangements work.

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Entry filed under: Guitar, Jazz, jazz fusion, Music, Smooth Jazz.

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