I feel like listening to some Fusion: Chick Corea will do.

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  1. Blazer

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    I read about Chick Corea's elektric band through reading music mags in the pre-internet days, so I basically was a fan before I even heard a note of their music.

    So once Youtube came around I went "let's look up those guys whom I read so much about!"

    I knew about Frank Gambale thanks to me collecting Ibanez catalogs. So when I finally got to hear what the good man plays like I was having my mind blown.
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    The best RtF was the initial lineup with Bill Connor - who recorded the album and then left before they even took it out on tour.



    I remember going to see RtF (opening for Springsteen!) and expecting to get my ears pinned back by Connor, only to find that they'd replaced him with Earl Klugh who played the whole album on nylon string guitar. Man, was I disappointed.

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    Those guys were monsters!! Went through a big jazz fusion phase musically just as these guys were hitting stride, and they were a huge inspiration back then in my most serious bass playing days. Never realized before how the main riff in the chorus of Charged Particles harkens back to Return to Forever when Bill Connors played guitar.
     
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    great stuff

     
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    I saw RtF with Earl Klugh. He had strapped on a Les Paul Custom, but I don't remember hearing it. He is such a good player, but this was not a good match at all.

    I read an interview with Connor, who described a tour with RtF where they had dress codes, and had to answer questionnaires after gig about whose playing you liked (or not) that night, and even some personal questions about their beliefs.

    Phenomenal band at any rate.
     
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    I caught the Return to reunion tour. Happily Frank was on guitar. Also The 5 Peace Band . Both excellent.
     
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    Anything with Frank Gambale.
     
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    Yeah he was very good, the only thing on the downside was everyone else got a Spotlight solo, but he didn't. The bill was w Dweezil s ZPZ so maybe time constraints, but I and my friends were disappointed.
     
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    Speaking of going to a gig expecting to hear the guy on the album, the same thing happened to me at the US festival in 1982. I saw David Bowie expecting to hear Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course he wasn't there. "Disappointed to the max." I think I got Earl Slick instead.
     
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    Bowie wanted to pay him scale!
     
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    Quite partial to a bit of Mahavishnu Orchestra now and then, although what seems like 5 minutes of wah-wah violin can prove trying some days :rolleyes:

     
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    Gotto have Herbie Hancock in there.

     
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    The Dixie Dregs were masters of any style (imho), and here's one of the most 'fusionesque' things they did, from the superb 'Dregs of the Earth':

     
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    I love fusion. There are pretty good young fusion artist out there now.
     
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    I d catch Mahavishnu in both Boston and Providence (twice) each tour. One bill was them, Zappa and Leo Kotke; what a great combo. I never heard RtF back in the day because I didn't realize at the time that they weren't t ripping Mahavishnu off, but just coming from the same musical influences.
     
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    Mmmmm! Sounds Delicious!!!
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    I saw Chick Corea in L.A. (Hollywood actually, Santa Monica Blvd.) back in the 90s. I was sitting about 4 or 5 feet behind him at this tiny little bar/club. I was so close it was almost like looking over his shoulders. His fingers were so fast once he really got into it that they seemed to become a blur before your eyes. He only had a bass player, (Upright bass) and a drummer. But that 3 piece kicked but for an hour and a half. The man's grasp of music and music theory is nothing short of amazing! I'm more of a Rock fan than jazz, but at that level of musicianship, what's not to enjoy? Besides, my drummer gave me the ticket so I got in for free.
     
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    3 Brits and a Yank. That's how Bill introduced the band when I saw them live. I was gobsmacked (as the English like to say) with what I heard.

    - Bill Bruford / drums, percussion
    - Allan Holdsworth / guitar
    - Jeff Berlin / bass
    - Dave Stewart / keyboards


     
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    The Eurythmics guy ?
     
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