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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    I bef-g to differ...

    I much prefer the Vitous or A Johnson eras... and in some ways , even the Bailey-era...

    When with Jacon I found the band's albums a little too much "all over the place" and not at all cohesive (on top of that Zawie's choice of synth in that era were not the best (for my ears, that is)

    Jaco was an outstanding bassist, but he overdid almost everything he played with WR (I'm not so adamant on his other contributions and solo albums). Knowing howthe band functioned (Zawie the tyranic emperor and Shorter the inamovible heir), I'm surpeised Zawie stuck with Jaco so long...
    "Overdoing" is bad???

    "I beg to differ"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Tension View Post
    "Overdoing" is bad???

    "I beg to differ"...
    Really, Overdoing is sort of the essence of Fusion
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    When with Jacon I found the band's albums a little too much "all over the place" and not at all cohesive (on top of that Zawie's choice of synth in that era were not the best (for my ears, that is)

    Jaco was an outstanding bassist, but he overdid almost everything he played with WR (I'm not so adamant on his other contributions and solo albums). Knowing howthe band functioned (Zawie the tyranic emperor and Shorter the inamovible heir), I'm surpeised Zawie stuck with Jaco so long...
    As my mom (R.I.P.) used to say when we disagreed on something, "You have a right to be wrong."

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    1)Chick Corea electik band
    2)Tribal Tech
    3)UK
    4)Allan Holdsworth
    5)Return To Forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by YESHEAD777 View Post
    1)Chick Corea electik band
    2)Tribal Tech
    3)UK
    4)Allan Holdsworth
    5)Return To Forever
    honorable mention: bela fleck and the flecktones-in a category by themselves!

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    Taking talent and music composition into consideration.
    Pre 90's top five:

    RTF
    Dregs
    Bruford
    Iceberg
    Brand X

    Post 90's
    Tribal Tech
    Special Providence
    On the Virg/Planet X/Donati
    Impact Fuze/Alkotrio
    Helmet of Gnats

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    5 bands are ridiculously not enough, there are way too many.

    I too prefer the Weather Report periods whithout Jaco.
    I like the periods with Jaco, just prefer the others. They were more 'open'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    5 bands are ridiculously not enough, there are way too many.'.
    Yup, I haven't seen Secret Oyster mentionned yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Yup, I haven't seen Secret Oyster mentionned yet
    I just categorize them as awesome, wrong thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Yup, I haven't seen Secret Oyster mentionned yet
    Or Fermata, also I believe Santana had a Fusion period.
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    Phlox is an excellent newer fusion band.

    They remind me of a really agressive & modern Soft Machine.
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJBrady View Post
    Taking talent and music composition into consideration.
    Pre 90's top five:

    RTF
    Dregs
    Bruford
    Iceberg
    Brand X

    Post 90's
    Tribal Tech
    Special Providence
    On the Virg/Planet X/Donati
    Impact Fuze/Alkotrio
    Helmet of Gnats
    Thanks for the Gnats shout out .

    I forgot about Brand X , they make my top five also.
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Easy to omit big contributors on a 5 list! (Magma, Area, VDGG, Fripp/KC, Ornette, Miles Davis, Sonny Sharrock, Holdsworth I.O.U.) ...since recordings are generally the main window available you have for playing along, there's at least some reason behind listing a few that made a big crater or hit new neurons. (Anyone interested in harping on about taxonomic minutiae of what is or is not fusion is welcome to petulantly fire away...w/ any luck maybe you'll dig something mentioned that you haven't checked out yet).
    -John McLaughlin (TW Lifetime through MO Birds of Fire)
    -Soft Machine (1 through Bundles)
    -Fred Frith (Henry Cow Legend through Massacre Funny Valentine)
    -Frank Zappa (Hot Rats through Grand Wazoo)
    -Weather Report (1st through Sweetnighter)
    For sure quite a bit of foundational stuff happened outside the above (or any other) 5 list.
    5 more specialized stems, (again w/huge crimes of omission...Kraan, Nova, Brand X, Colosseum, Nucleus, Pekka Pohjola, Association PC...):
    -Fermata (1st 2)
    -Perigeo (1st 4)
    -Sammla (1st 4)
    -Tipographica (1st 3)
    -X-Legged Sally (1st 3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Sonny Sharrock (Ask the Ages, his only fusion input)
    SS, you should check out Seize The Rainbow... killer Avant Fusion album
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJBrady View Post
    Impact Fuze/Alkotrio
    MJ, I usually agree with your musical opinions so please tell me more about these guys... instrumentation and/or similar artists?
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Weather Report
    RTF
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Brand X
    Jean-Luc Ponty

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    Maybe not best, but these are all great and worthy of being mentioned at least... SBB is one of the most consistent and longest living instrumental based bands ever, although they're only partly fusion...
    SBB
    Modry Effect
    Jazz Q
    Fermata
    Iceberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Sonny Sharrock (Ask the Ages, his only fusion input)
    A fantastic album!
    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    SS, you should check out Seize The Rainbow... killer Avant Fusion album
    Checking out pronto!

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