1973 - jazz-rock fusion: the best year ever

  • Thu
    Jul 11
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 14
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

the best jazz-rock fusion music i've ever heard to this day (the most creative, explosive, fresh) was released in the year 1973.

herbie hancockhere's what happened: electric virtuoso john mclaughlin's mahavishnu orchestra (featuring brilliant  violinist, jerry goodman, amazing drummer, billy cobham, and creative keyboardist jan hammer) released 3 albums, including their best: "birds of fire." a stunning, spiritual electric masterpiece.

then herbie hancock [pictured] fused funk into the mix with his revolutionary album "headhunters," and joe zawinul, wayne shorter, mirislav vitous, and a mix of brilliant jazz-rock players helped weather report release its best album, "sweetnighter."

and, in my humble yet obviously correct opinion, the best jazz-rock fusion album of all time was released by chick corea: return to forever's "hymn of the 7th galaxy," a deep cosmic masterpiece, featuring the guy who made me quit playing bass, stanley clarke, slick sick drummer lenny white, and rock-jazz guitarist, bill connors.

all in all, an amazing fusion year.

Oh yeah!

Diggin' the show today. I'd never heard of Return To Forever before, some pretty crazy sweet stuff!