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    Early Jazz-Rock Recommendations

    I am looking for early fusion/jazz-rock recommendations with the adventurous spirit of early 70's Miles, early Weather Report, etc. I am not seeking recs for commercial or slick fusion that became common by the mid 70's. Thanks in advance!

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    Did you check out Ian Carr's band Nucleus?

    Start with Elastic Rock
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
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    Damn, first thing I thought of!

    Of course there was version 1, with a young John McLaughlin (1969):


    ... and version 2, with a young Allan Holdsworth (1975):

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    Motohiko Hino Quartet ‎- Toko

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    Eddie Henderson - Realization, Inside Out
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    Joe Chambers-New World.Title track.

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    Leaning more towards the jazz side than rock.
    Jack Bruce - Things We Like
    Zappa - Wazoo
    Joe Zawinul - Zawinul
    Julian Priester - Love, Love
    Miroslav Vitous - Infinite Search

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    Larry Coryell: At the village gate
    Larry Coryell: Offering
    Larry Coryell & Eleventh house
    Wolfgang Dauner: Knirch
    Herbie Hancock: Crossings
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    Toto Blanke's electric cirkus: Friends
    Volker Kriegel: Inside missing link
    Centipede: Septober energy
    Anything Rydal before 1977

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    Although I prefer their first album, I couldn't find it on Youtube.
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    Gary Burton - Duster


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Gary Burton - Duster
    Haven't heard that album in eons! Though Coryell is kind of hit and miss for me, I have to give credit where it's due; he pretty much invented fusion guitar. It's not as evident on that track, but he was mixing jazz and rock on that album... in '67! McLaughlin has cited him as a big influence. And of course, they played together on Coryell's "Spaces," an album that I wore the grooves off of back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    And of course, they played together on Coryell's "Spaces," an album that I wore the grooves off of back in the day.
    Me too. This album holds a VERY DEAR place in my heart.....good call No Pride.

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    Steve Marcus - Count's Rock Band (w/Coryell)
    Coryell - Spaces (w/McLaughlin)
    McLaughlin - Devotion
    United Jazz + Rock Ensemble - Live @ Schutzenhaus
    Dave Pike - Noisy Silence
    Love Cry Want - s/t

    with the adventurous spirit of early 70's Miles
    Mwandishi
    Khan Jamal - Drumdance To the Motherland
    Larry Young - Lawrence of Newark
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    A band which appears almost fascinatingly overlooked to me, is Manfred Mann's Chapter Three - by far the most "progressive" thing he ever stabbed at. Both of their records are innovative, colourful and, well, just plain different from much of what came after in the realm of jazz-rock.

    A band which somehow comes across as influenced by MM's CT, was Laboratorium from Poland. They released a number of fine albums in the 70s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    A band which appears almost fascinatingly overlooked to me, is Manfred Mann's Chapter Three
    Criminally neglected, particularly the first LP, though I tend to put them in the "Prog" category, despite all of the "out" sax. Caught them in '69 and am glad I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Criminally neglected, particularly the first LP, though I tend to put them in the "Prog" category, despite all of the "out" sax. Caught them in '69 and am glad I did.
    Agreed, early prog with brass.
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    Joe Chambers with Larry Young-Double Exposure.

    Joe Chambers on piano, keyboards and percussion, Larry Young on organ and synth.The track is "Mind Rain".Hip stuff.

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    John Payne / Lewis Levin Band
    Kornet
    The Fourth Way
    Jeff Lorber Fusion
    Michael Urbaniak
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    United Jazz + Rock Ensemble
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    Les McCann - Invitation to Openness
    Hermann Szobel - Szobel
    Stanley Clarke - S/T
    Stanley Clarke - Journey to Love
    George Duke - Faces in Reflection
    Eddie Henderson - Sunburst
    Donald Byrd - Ethiopian Knights
    Larry Coryell - Barefoot Boy
    Gato Barbieri - Chapter Four: Alive in New York
    Airto - Free
    Stan Getz - Captain Marvel
    Joe Farrell - Moon Germs

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    Hey, if we list Airto, we should also list Flora Purim, who had some killer early records, quite a lot of fusion in them.

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    2 classics I would recommend both featuring the guitar stylings of the late great Tommy Bolin.

    Alphonse Mouzon - Mind Transplant
    Billy Cobham - Spectrum

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