Home

Fusion

Sea Level

Ex-members of the Allman Brothers' fusion outfit, named after keyboardist Chuck Leavell.

Founded: 1976

Location: Macon, Georgia

Snowball

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Combining the talents of Roye Albrighton of Nektar, Curt Cress and Kristian Schultze of Passport, and Dave King of Embryo, Snowball were a supergroup of sorts, straddling jazz/fusion realms. Latter albums did not surpass their debut.

Founded: 1977

Location: Germany

Soft Machine, The

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

One of two Canterbury bands formed from the Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine's earliest days were in the psychedelia of London's underground of the late 60s. By Third however the band matured into one of Britain's finest jazz-fusion bands. After Robert Wyatt's departure in 1971, the band ventured further and further into a jazz-idiom, gaining members from Ian Carr's Nucleus along the way. Archival material on Cuneiform is highly recommended.

Founded: 1966

Location: Canterbury, England

Website: SOFT MACHINE (Calyx site)

Members:

Thirty-Three Essential Progressive Rock Albums

Essential: 33 Progressive Rock Albums
1. The Nice – The Thoughts Of Emerlist DavJack (Immediate 1967)
2. Soft Machine – Volume Two (Probe 1969)
3. Colosseum – Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (Vertigo 1969)
4. Jethro Tull – Stand Up (Reprise 1969)
5. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (EG 1969)
6. The Pretty Things – Parachute (Harvest 1970)
7. Caravan – In The Land of Grey And Pink (Deram 1971)
8. Atomic Rooster – In Hearing Of (Elektra 1971)
9. Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts (Charisma 1971)

Tony Williams Lifetime, The

Tony Williams, John McLaughlin and Larry Young. The birth of fusion.

Founded: 1969

Location: New York City, New York

Tony Williams Lifetime, The New

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Tony Williams reformed his Lifetime in the mid-70s with a new lineup featuring Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Alan Pasqua on keyboards and Tony Newton on bass. Marlon Graves replaced Holdsworth for the second album.

Founded: 1975

Location: New York City, New York

Top, Jannick

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Bassist supreme

Founded: 1947

Location: Marseille

Website: Jannick Top - Accueil

Venegoni & Co.

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Led former Arti e Mestieri guitarist and composer Gigi Venegoni, Venegoni & Co. were another premier fusion band signed to the Cramps label.

Founded: 1977

Location: Turin, Italy

Website: :: Venegoni & Co :: Official Web Site :: Gigi Venegoni :: download mp3

Zao

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Offshoot from Magma, Francois Cahen and Yochk'o Seffer offer world-class (albeit more traditional) jazz rock.

Founded: 1972

Location: Paris, France