Sunday, August 16, 2015

Various Artists - 1989 [1995] Fuse One - The Complete Recordings

Fuse One was a group of jazz musicians who collaborated for two albums released on CTI Records and one album released on GNP Crescendo Record Co..[1]
The albums Fuse One and Silk were produced by Creed Taylor. The first album was arranged by Jeremy Wall of Spyro Gyra, the second by Leon "Ndugu" Chancler of Weather Report and the third by David Matthews.
Membership was not concrete, but included Tony Williams, Joe Farrell, John McLaughlin, Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis, Larry Coryell, Lenny White, Paulinho Da Costa, Ronnie Foster, Stanley Clarke, George Benson, Todd Cochran, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Tom Browne, Dave Valentin, Jorge Dalto and Eric Gale.
The liner notes to their first album described the group thus: "Fuse One is conceived as a forum in which major contemporary musicians perform according to their own musical disciplines and without the constraints that accompany leader responsibilities. Each player brings in new compositions and ideas.

Tracklist 


1. Grand Prix
Drums – Ndugu*Electric Guitar – John McLaughlinPercussion – Paulinho DaCosta*Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Suzanne CianiSoloist, Bass [Tenor Bass] – Stanley ClarkeSoloist, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer – Ronnie FosterSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Joe FarrellSynthesizer – Jeremy Wall
5:27

2. Waterside
Adapted By – Jeremy WallDrums – Lenny WhiteElectric Bass – Will LeeElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Jorge DaltoPercussion – Roger SquiteroSoloist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Larry CoryellSoloist, Electric Piano [Yamaha Electronic Grand] – Jeremy WallWritten-By – Bedrich Smetana*
4:42

3. Sunshine Lady
Bass [Tenor Bass] – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Ndugu*Percussion – Paulinho DaCosta*Piano – Vic Feldman*Soloist, Acoustic Guitar – John McLaughlinSoloist, Piano [Acoustic Piano Introduction], Synthesizer – Jeremy WallSoloist, Soprano Saxophone – Joe Farrell
4:04

4. To Whom All Things Concern
Bass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Ndugu*Percussion – Paulinho DaCosta*Soloist, Electric Guitar – John McLaughlinSoloist, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Vic Feldman*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Joe FarrellSynthesizer – Jeremy Wall
4:48

5. Double Steal
Bass – Will LeeDrums – Ndugu*Electric Guitar – John McLaughlinPercussion – Paulinho DaCosta*Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Suzanne CianiSoloist, Piano, Synthesizer – Jeremy WallSoloist, Synthesizer, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ronnie FosterSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Joe Farrell
6:26

6. Friendship
Bass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Tony Williams*Drums [Additional] – Michael EpsteinElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Don GrusinPercussion – Paulinho DaCosta*Piano – Jeremy WallSoloist, Acoustic Guitar – John McLaughlinSoloist, Flute [C Flute] – Joe Farrell
6:15

7. Taxi Blues
Bass [Tenor Bass] – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Lenny WhiteElectric Guitar – Larry CoryellPercussion – Roger SquiteroSoloist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Larry CoryellSoloist, Bass [Tenor Bass] – Stanley ClarkeSoloist, Harmonica – Hugh McCracken
4:55

8. Silk
Bass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Ndugu*Guitar – Eric GaleKeyboards, Synthesizer – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Sammy FigueroaTenor Saxophone – Stanley TurrentineTrumpet – Tom Browne
8:00

9. In Celebration Of The Human Spirit
Bass – Marcus Miller, Stanley ClarkeDrums – Ndugu*Flute – Dave ValentinGuitar – Eric GaleKeyboards, Synthesizer – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Manolo Badrena, Sammy FigueroaTrumpet – Tom BrowneTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Wynton Marsalis
9:08

10. Hot Fire
Bass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Ndugu*Flute – Dave ValentinGuitar – Eric GaleKeyboards, Synthesizer – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Manolo Badrena, Sammy FigueroaTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Wynton Marsalis
6:58

11. Sunwalk
Bass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Ndugu*Guitar – Eric Gale, George BensonKeyboards, Synthesizer – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Sammy FigueroaTenor Saxophone – Stanley TurrentineTrumpet – Tom Browne 

"Grand Prix," Sunshine Lady," To Whom All Things Concern," "Double Steal," and "Friendship" recorded at Evergreen Studio and Westlake Audio, April 1980, Tom Vicari, Engineer; additional recording at Secret Sound Studio, Michael Barry and Jack Malken, Engineers.
"Waterside" and "Taxi Blues" recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studio, May and June, 1980, Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer.
"Silk," "In Celebration Of The Human Spirit," "Hot Fire," and "Sunwalk" recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studio, September 21-24, 1981, Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer.
Mixed and Mastered at Van Gelder Recording Studio.

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