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I have recently gotten into Fusion and I love it I have Albums from Jeff Beck Return To Forever The Mahavishnu Orchestra & Miles Davis But I don't know hardly anything about the genre. So help Me out and give Me some recommendations What else do You think I would like? What other great bands/artists are there from this genre? Amazing recommendation Ya'll Thanks to all of You I will check this stuff out, You gave Me lots of choices!

Asked By: Darth The Northman (Ride To War) - 11/24/2007
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On the jazz fusion side I would recommend the following albums... More
Answered By: Smiley - 11/24/2007
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Try some of the older jazz like Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Krupa. It might have some big band sound but they rock just as hard as Slayer, Morbid angel, mudvayne or anyone else out there.
Answered By: jason m - 11/24/2007
 
Look into Herbie Hancock, he recorded with Davis in early 1960's, then recorded some of his own. One LP from Hancock you might like is Crossings, really great Jazz/Fusion. He got funkier with Headhunters and Thrust.You might also like the band Weather Report with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. Their self titled debut... More
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Answered By: Will - 11/24/2007
 
Have you heard Miles Davis In A Silent Way ? On the Corner by Miles and Jack Johnson I recommend for Fusion Jazz. Herbie Hancock most definitely the Cd's of his on Columbia very Fusionistic stuff. Weather Report most definitely are heavy fusion cats.Chick Corea Return To Forever also.Stanley Clark another fusion... More
Answered By: zen2bop - 11/24/2007
 
Wow, I remember that Blue Oyster Cult album cover... More
Answered By: Teaim - 11/24/2007
 
All of the recommendations have been excellent. However, if you check out all of that and are still wanting more, check out a site called abstractlogix.com - they have tons of new fusion releases and you can listen to samples of most of it. Also, as a fellow metalhead, I have to suggest John Zorn's Naked City. I wouldn... More
Answered By: datphish6 - 11/25/2007
 
Man, a lot of these recomendations are just great! Though, it seems to me they are more Jazz musicians leaning towards rock ... Here are some ideas for rock musicians that lean to jazz - Jeff Beck Gentle Giant Phish (with - oddly enough, a little bluegrass thrown in)
Answered By: conchobor2 - 11/25/2007
 
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