Fuse One

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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."[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
1980 Fuse One 1980 CTI Records LP, CD -
1981 Silk 1981 CTI Records LP, CD -
1984 Ice 1984 GNP Crescendo Record Co. LP, CD -

Compilation albums[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
1989 Fuse One: The Complete Recordings 1980-1981 Music Masters Records CD Contains two first albums "Fuse One" and "Silk"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Discography
  2. ^ Fuse One liner notes, CTI Records, 1980