Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Genre-Bending Fusion of Oregon

[Album Cover]It's jazz fusion week here on Rock Revival, a week where we stray abit from pure rock into the exciting world of fusion.

There are few bands more exciting than Oregon, a jazz-world band that has featured the stellar line-up of Ralph Towner (guitar, piano, synthesizer, trumpet), Paul McCandless (woodwind instruments), Glen Moore (double bass, violin, piano) and Colin Walcott (sitar, tabla) who died in 1984

The band has it's base in jazz but picks up folk, indian classical, flamenco and many other influences to make a truly unique sound.

Oregon enjoys a cult following. Apollo astronauts took a recording of Oregon's music to the moon and named two lunar craters after compositions by the ensemble "Icarus" and "Ghost Beads".

The are still together. Their last album was 1000 kilometres released in 2007

No comments: